Not just for pets – could there be a place for microchips in the University of the future?

In January we got a new cat.  As a result of having night time feline visitors we decided to invest in a cat flap which scans the cat’s microchip and allows it to enter the house.  Just as you check out your goods in the supermarket the cat can check in!  I was unsure to start with but I must say this thing is one of the best purchases I have ever made, although checking in at a pricey £89!

I have always been a fan of microchips and used to think, perhaps controversially, that I would quite like to have one implanted in my own brain to make me a little bit cleverer!!

Then recently on the news I actually heard about people being implanted with microchips.

But how ethical is this? Is it safe or potentially something which could be open to abuse?

Do you think microchip implants could assist with learning?  Could there be a place for them in the university of the future?

I think possibly, yes.

2 Responses to “Not just for pets – could there be a place for microchips in the University of the future?”

  1. Charlotte Martin

    Hello Steph! Thank you so much for your comment. I think this interesting and controversial use of technology, just might have a place in the future of education. Best wishes, Charlotte.

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