I like how this story reads — as if we haven’t read it before.
You walk into a grocery store and pick up eggs. No smartphone? No problem. You swipe your hand across a reader, and the amount is deducted from your bank account.
If that sounds far-fetched, you obviously haven’t been to Sweden recently, where thousands of people have reportedly had chips implanted in their bodies.
A company called Biohax has already “installed” around 4,000 chips in customers, inserted just below the thumb. They can use the implant to open secure doors, pay for tickets, and share emergency information with medical personnel. The chip is about the size of a Tylenol pill, and the procedure — which costs $180 — is similar to getting a tetanus shot.
Other good reasons for getting the mark … er … chip are listed. And they are really good reasons. The logic is sound. And with the uproar — real and ginned up — about voter fraud in 2016 and some on this very day, add voting to the list of mundane tasks that can be made simpler and “error-free” by having every piece of information about one’s identity inserted into one’s body.
Leaving aside the biblical prophecy about the Mark of the Beast, how alarming is this? One wonders what will be the outcome of a malfunctioning chip. How will a person’s body — and mind — react to that?
You know, of course, some day, not very far off, this chip will be mandatory for everyone, right?
Bringing back Bible prophecy into the mix, there will be those who refuse to get the chip for whatever reason. They will be left out of the world economy.
The tile of the piece is “Are You Ready for Chip Implant?” The true question, however, is: are you ready to do what it takes to survive without it?
(Thanks to Ed Driscoll at Instapundit)
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