This is a work of fiction. The following information maps out key historic events that led to the development of the new world society and the development of the G.O.D.TECH generation with chip integration to mainstream society. The names of some companies have been changed to protect their privacy.
1964 A US scientist experiments with a prototype electronic monitoring system. This is the first incarnation of a tracking and locating device.
1970 Tagging devices are first used in the United States.
1981 The British Home Office approves a proposal for the electronic tagging of offenders to track their movements, or fix a home curfew, using cellular radio telephone technology.
1990 Microchip implants introduced as a means of identifying dogs, cats, horses, or other animals via an integrated circuit placed under the skin. The chip, about the size of a large grain of rice, uses passive RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology.
1995 The British Home Secretary proposed that Microchip ID cards be mandatory, however with strong opposition it was eventually settled as a voluntary scheme. The plan was dropped in 1997.
1997 Scientists at US based Vision-Chip Enterprises create 1st fully functional GPS MC implanted under skin track which is tested in couple of prisons in USA.
1998 Britain tests microchip implants on human beings, The integrated circuit device or RFID transponder encased in silicate glass is implanted and contained a unique ID number that can be linked to information contained in an external database, such as personal identification, medical history, medications, allergies, and contact details.
1998 A Vision-Chip Enterprise (VCE) scientist demonstrates a new ability to control basic functions of RF devices in his home via moving his arm which contains a microchip implant.
1998 This year was declared the worst weather on record. Large-scale natural disasters are three times as common as they were in the 1960's. Widespread fear of end of world prior to the new millennium is rife. Any new government legislation is viewed sceptically and all ideas around microchip identification are buried.
1999 Europe’s single currency came into being but it remained a “virtual” currency, mainly used by banks and the financial markets for three years thereafter. In 2002 it become a “real” currency due to the introduction of euro banknotes and coins.
2001 In the US Hijackers cause two airliners to crash into the twin towers of the World Trade Centre in New York. A third plane slams into the Pentagon in Washington, and a fourth crashes in Pennsylvania. In Britain there is a similar Terrorist attack but this time on Bus and the London Underground. The Presidency and British Prime Minister jointly declare a ‘War on Terrorism’ and pledged to play a full part in strikes against those responsible. Osama bin Laden is declared as public enemy number 1.
2002 The VCE receives preliminary approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its microchips within the U.S. under specific guidelines. The device receives full FDA approval in 2004.
2002 The Microchip ID cards are once again brought back onto the UK agenda as a way to protect minors from indecent material on the internet and from underage drinking. This time it was rejected outright by opposing parties protesting about data protection and infringement of personal rights. It is the second time in less than ten years that the idea has been floated and failed to be implemented.
2003 The USA and Britain declared war on Iraq as part of the ‘War on Terrorism’. Their mission: to disarm Iraq of its Weapons of Mass Destruction. And removed what they call the ‘terrorist regime’ of Saddam Hussein.
2004 The UK and USA designates June as National Micro-chipping month in which all pets owners can register for their pets to be micro-chipped for free.
2007 Brian Wormald steps down from the Board of Directors of Vision-Chip Enterprises in order to devote his full time to politics joining the Republican party. Later that year reports are leaked nationally about identical implants to the Vision-Chip design causing cancer in hundreds of laboratory animals. At the same time there is a political storm rising from several religious groups about the implantation of microchips in humans. The effect of this devastated the company's stock price of the company.
2008 Vision-Fone (A subsidiary of Vision-Chip) creates a contactless card technology which allows transactions via without chip & pin security and opens and locks doors via encrypted data stored in the chip. VCE are hoping this will turnaround the fortunes of the company but it is limited in its adoption from the outset.
2008 Freak weather conditions across the Middle East cause widespread crashes of the internet. Millions of personal and corporate records are damaged or lost. The UK experienced the largest earthquake ever devastating many businesses with power losses and lost back up data. In the wake of which a fledgling technology company Apollo-Recovery Technology (ART) thrives being curiously one of the only companies in its field to be unaffected, it is also contracted to recover data losses in the Middle East.
2010 The Reconciliation Act of was passed in the US to create a National Medical Device Registry to collect safety data on medical devices such as pacemakers etc and hold this information on a national electronic database controlled by Personal Identification Corporation. Also hidden within this bill is legislation around a microchip implant in the US health care bill. The language defines a microchip implant as, “A class II device that is implantable.” According to the government’s own definition, the term, “A Class II device that is implantable,” is a transponder or RFID chip. Therefore a microchip!
2012 Vision-Chip Enterprises having seen its fortunes decline irrevocably is thrown a lifeline as the fast growing Apollo-Recovery Technology offers to buy them out and along with the deal ART acquires the Vision-Chip implantable microchip and all related technologies. They also take over the management of the personal health record from Personal Identification Corporation.