"He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, 17so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name.
This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is man's number. His number is 666." Revelation 13:16-18
Why am I quoting the bible? Because I want to talk about RFID. RFID is a technology that allows a signal containing a code to be transmitted from a microchip with an antenna to a receiver over very short distances (2 inches or so). The code is usually around 10 digits and is used to authenticate someone's permissions to whatever is trying to be accessed. Look at it like this:
You work for a company that is not open to the public (like a call center) and you want to keep random people from entering your building. You set up all the doors with a special lock that requires a key card in order to enter. Your employees swipe their card past a little black box and the door opens for them. Savvy?
That card has an rfid chip in it. The reader interprets the signal into a code which then checks against a programmed micro controller or computer system to see if your code is on the list of people who can come in. If it is, the door opens.If it is not, nothing happens.
Now, take that one step further. there are millions if not billions of combinations as to what your code could be. This means that everyone can have their own unique code. Think of that like a social security card..... that opens things....
RFID technology has become so small that they can be contained in little glass capsules that are smaller than a grain of rice. Those 'tags' can be implanted under your skin.. giving you a permanent key. The biblical reference above is assumed to mean that if you implant one of these, (the most common place is in the hand) you will be endowed with the mark of the beast and will be damned to hell.
Now, I'm not particularly spiritual, but i do believe in a higher power of some form. Do I think that the interpretation of the Christian god's words mean that if you put one of these inside yourself that you will be manifesting the devil's mark? No. That's just plain stupid.
Why have i brought all this up?
Next week I am getting one (maybe 2) implanted in my hand.