Elon Musk seems to be more than one person. Somehow he has time to run an automobile company, a rocket ship company, a battery company, and now he is interested in modifying human beings. His stated motivation for this is because he believes Artificial Intelligence is a dangerous technology. I happen to agree with him. He has finally acknowledged that there is simply no way to stop the rapid advancement of that technology. Consequently, he has determined that if we can’t beat them, we must join them. I am not sure how I feel about that.
While this technology is interesting, it is also quite scary. Some will also say that it smacks of the biblical Mark of the Beast. There Is no need to decide today if you will line up for you chip, but I think that it is fair to say that at some point the technology could be approved, and along with the other plans for marking and tracking humans, this one will be considered. However, if Elon is to be believed this may be more of a salvation, than a condemnation. Only time will tell.