Way back in near-prehistoric times, a spoof of the James Bond-ian spy movies graced the TV airwaves week in, week out.

Get Smart

On this show, super-spy Maxwell Smart regularly confronted the agents of KAOS in an ongoing battle to keep civilization zany and free.

The somewhat inaccurately named “Smart” character battled the bad guys using a number of high-tech devices, including a fishing rod machine gun, an inflatable horse, bullet-proof bandages, and the most famous of all, his shoe-phone.

Clearly out of his league when dealing with the super-genius villains of his day, when confronted by the obvious illogic of his reasoning, he would retort, “then would you believe…”

For example, in a confrontation with the villainous Khan:

Smart: You think you’ve got me, but I have you surrounded by the entire mounted 17th Bengal Lancers.

Khan: I don’t believe you.

Smart: Would you believe the First Bengal Lancers?

Khan: No.

Smart: How about Gunga Din on a donkey?

Well, here’s a “would you believe?” regarding spy-tech that you might find a bit chilling…

According to an article in ZDNET, there’s growing concern that pacemakers, insulin pumps, and other implanted medical devices (IMD) are vulnerable to hacking and, under certain situations, could “compromise the security of secure spaces — such as those used by military, security, and government agencies.”

Thankfully, the appropriate eggheads within National Security are aware of the potential risks and are acting to reduce the chance of your pacemaker being used for nefarious purposes.

As for me, I’m still hoping for an upgrade to my shoe phone.

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Nikki Earley, CFP®