It’s amazing how far medicine has advanced in my lifetime. I remember the first transplanted heart operation (1967). The first test tube baby (1978). The first cloned mammal (Dolly the Sheep, 1996).
Now it seems that every other day some company or other is touting the benefits of a chip under our skin or a removable technological tattoo. The technology is there for the antichrist to embed a tattoo or other technological device so as to keep track of who can buy or sell – and who cannot. (Revelation 13:16).
The technology is there. LOL, I remember how shocking and strange the TV show in 1974 was, The Six Million Dollar Man, the bionic man. Steve Austin, the reconstructed man was actually the first widely televised cyborg. A very nice Terminator, as it were. The show’s tagline was “we have the technology” …
Harve Bennett: Steve Austin, astronaut. A man barely alive.
Oscar Goldman: We can rebuild him. We have the technology. We can make him better than he was. Better, stronger, faster.
Methinks it is God who makes us stronger, better, faster … by glorification, not technology. And personally, with my plantar fasciitis acting up, I can’t wait to be pain free!
Here is a
smorgasborg smorgasboard of recent news stories about a chip-
Is there a chip in your future? (not mine!!)
Real cyborgs: People who have technology implanted in their bodies
[What’s interesting to me in this article was the increase in sales. Why anyone who doesn’t need a chip would get one is beyond me. His company is based in Seattle.]
Amal Graafstra sells implantable RFID chips through his website, Dangerous Things (he has an RFID chip in each hand). Traffic has increased from one sale a week in 2012 when he launched the site, to at least one a day now. He sells two different injection kits, for $57 and $99, and he estimates that he’s sold two to three thousand chips total.
Here is another story about Amal Graafstra and his chips, from the Irish Examiner-
Proponents of chip implantation point out that as it stands, there is no single convention for communicating with the range of machines that facilitate our lives. Card readers, ATM machines, smartphones, and building access panels all rely on a myriad of different technologies, from PINs to chips to magnetic strips and security questions. A single RFID implant could provide the single means by which we engage with the technology our lives have come to depend upon.
And that would be the last step, wouldn’t it? The single means for the antichrist to track those who are left behind and choose to worship him so they can buy and sell (Rev 13:16-17).
Ultra-compact implantable image sensor using body channel communication
[Wow that’s small!]
Technology has come a long way in the last few decades, so quickly.