ID Sniper Rifle


What is it?

It is used to implant a GPS-microchip in the body of a human being, using a high powered sniper rifle as the long distance injector. The microchip will enter the body and stay there, causing no internal damage, and only a very small amount of physical pain to the target. It will feel like a mosquito-bite lasting a fraction of a second. At the same time a digital camcorder with a zoom-lense fitted within the scope will take a high-resolution picture of the target. This picture will be stored on a memory card for later image-analysis.

(via Reality Carnival)


Elias was nice enough in the comments to point out that the ID sniper rifle was created by artist Jakob Boeskov and is not real. This site talks about the work but it is in German.
Thanks Elias!


  1. *snicker*

    People in the Patriot/Militia movement of the 90s were dismissed as raving lunatics for among other things talking about microchip implants.

    Yesterday’s paranoids are today’s prophets?

  2. Oh no! Your German readers will know that SPIEGEL ONLINE recently ran a feature about the creator of the so called “ID sniper rifle”, the danish artist Jakob Boeskov.,1518,347596,00.html

    The site is in German but if you translate it through babelfish you might be able to get the idea. Funny fact: He was able to sneak into a weapon expo in China and present his “invention”. Until today he still receives offers from U.S. arms dealers to manufacture his weapon, which is technically impossible to produce. It’s a hoax! He said: “Nobody in Europe would have believed me, they got better bullshit-detectors.”

    Here’s his website:
    And his fictional website for the ID sniper :

  3. I’m sorta glad to see I haven’t gotten so cynical that I can’t still be hornswoggled.

    A fine gotcha on me.

    *goes off to stand in corner*

  4. pvc:

    i wouldn’t dismiss this too quickly. if there’s anything we’ve learned from history it’s that if the human mind can dream… we can also create (good&evil). remember the movie, “total recall”? we’re already half-way there with weapons & biometric scanning. diplomats have implanted tracking/id devices into their children’s attire/jewelry for years so who’s to say it can’t have nefarious applications? –> and no, i haven’t watched too many episodes of 24. it’s just that we’re a pretty scary species when we put our minds into it.

  5. Yeah Chris, it’s not like his idea was totally unrealistic. If you visit his website he explains in English how he did the hoax. Thanks for mentioning my blog though, hehe. I also have to agree with cybexvisine, I am sure some day this horror vision of total control will come true.

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