Why is microchip technology so important?

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Microchips are generally designed to be as small as a fruit fly, not much surprise there as to why they are referred to as micro-chips.

Generally, an average microchip should measure somewhere between 2mm to 2cm in length and width to be considered micro. The small size and slick design of these chips are the reasons why they are viewed as potentially very useful technology components of the future across different fields and industries.

Before we delve into the possible utilities of microchips let us first of all cover their history and how they came to be.

History of microchips

Chip technology on its own is a very popular innovation in tech and engineering circles. Hardly will you find any electrical appliance today that doesn't use chips.

Microchips are also known as integrated circuits and were first invented by electrical engineer Jack Kilby and physicist Robert Noyce.

Officially, Jack Kilby invented his own microchip on the 12th of September 1958 and his was described as miniaturized electronic circuits and was patented. On the other hand Robert Noyce's microchip invention is described as a system of interconnected transistors on a single silicon microchip, Robert's innovation was also patented.

After the advent of integrated circuits, nearly every appliance that has been built in the modern age now uses chips and microchips.

Uses of microchips? Where can we applications of microchip tech

In cars

Microchips found very popular use in car systems after they were invented. Modern cars rely very much on integrated circuits to power everything from sound systems to headlights and car alarms among others.

In the military

The military engineering departments use microchips as much as any other engineering companies in the world to build their defense systems.

This article is an indicator of the importance of microchips to the military.

It talks about how the Pentagon research department DARPA swiftly setup a deal with Intel to manufacture military grade microchips for different military hardware after tensions rose with China.

In humans and pets

Also known as microchip implants, over the years it has been made possible to insert microchips under the skin of animals and this can be for a variety of reasons.

Microchips have been accepted and widely used in pets as a means of locating them when they are lost, this kind of microchips are usually equipped with a transmitter that always reports the current location of its host body to any specified endpoint.

There have also been some news in the past about companies considering the use of microchips on their employees in order to be able to effectively gauge their workers productivity. Although, this information has not been verified by me as at the time of writing this post however it seems like a very plausible use of microchips.

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It's good to some aspects but in the side of the humans then I am not for it. Implant or no implant microchip is bad in the side of human beings. You won't understand but let's say a good day here friend

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Depends on how you see it though, whether it's bad for humans I do not know but I feel like a little more open-mindedness regarding the idea would probably create a better understanding of its pros and cons

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The truth and the conclusion I would give to what I said above is that "you will be controlled like a robot". Don't forget what I just said here.

Human beings has dominion over everything so trying to limit that would hinder man's freedom. The future can tell what the chips has for humans.Think well sir. Have a nice day.

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