Will Your ID Soon Be a Microchip Under Your Skin?

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Yet another sci-fi milestone is upon us: microchips implanted under your skin and used to identify you.

The VeriChip implant.  Photo: Business Week

The VeriChip implant. Photo: Business Week

The VeriChip is the first radio-frequency identification (RFID) microchip that’s been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in humans. The chip is the size of a long grain of rice, and can be implanted pretty much anywhere in the body (most commonly along the tricep). Depending on how it’s used, the chip could do anything from telling doctors your medical background to buying you a round at the club.

Outside of human bodies, RFID is already used for a wide range of purposes. If you pay highway tolls electronically, that little box in your car has an RFID tag in it. Lots of folks implant their pets with RFID chips in case they get lost, as animal shelters increasingly scan pets for them. Wal-Mart tracks their shipments with RFID, which has apparently revolutionized supply chain management. Hell, there’s even one in your passport.

But why put one inside your body? As interesting as it might be to have your ID show up on an x-ray, most people would rather suffer a line at the DMV than a rice-injection. Sure, it might make for good conversation at a party. But is that worth the needle? What would it take to get one under your skin?

Emergency Situations

VeriChip Corp. markets their product to address what they call “a serious need for personal identification and information in emergency situations.” Over the past two years, the company has piloted their product with 200 Alzheimer’s patients in a Florida facility. Because of their condition, many patients are unable to effectively communicate if they are admitted to the hospital without caregivers present. The VeriChip contains a 16-digit ID number which links the recipient to a secure computer database where their medical information is stored. The chips are used to replace MedicAlert wristbands, which can be removed or damaged.

Most other proposed applications for in-body RFID are medical in nature: providing doctors immediately with a patient’s medical records, or identification if they are unconscious or unable to communicate. Still, these applications require that each hospital contain a computer database to connect an individual’s tag with their information. That’s probably a long way off.

Chip n Club

Chip n Club

Luckily, the hospital isn’t the only testing ground for RFID chips under the skin. A nightclub in Barcelona called Baja Beach has started offering chip implants to its customers, giving them access to VIP lounges and letting clubbers buy drinks by acting as a debit account. Who wants to carry a wallet or purse when the dress-code is board shorts and bikinis? Baja Beach contracted none other than VeriChip Corp. to fashion their subcutaneous membership cards. I guess last call counts as an “emergency situation.”

In the past, VeriChip Corp claimed their chips could not be counterfeited: if your ID is under the skin, it can’t be so easily stolen. Wrong. At a hacker conference in 2006, Annalee Newitz and Jonathan Westhues showed that they had successfully cloned an RFID chip implanted in Newitz. A home-built antenna let the hackers steal the unique ID contained on the chip, which apparently lacks any sort of security device.

If RFID chips aren’t exactly secure, most people won’t want their social security number contained on one. After all, if a doctor’s office can pull your medical records from the chip (and a hacker can, too) what’s stopping your insurance agency? Or identity theives? That limits the chips to using random numbers, corresponding to useful information on a separate  and secure database. And until those databases are standardized and prevalent, having a chip in your body won’t speed up your doctor’s visit very much.

Counter-ID

As you might already imagine, in-body RFID chips have spawned a considerable backlash of protest. The group AntiChips calls the VeriChip “human branding,” especially in the case of the “volunteers” for the program with Alzheimer’s disease. They also claim the chips cause cancer (citing a number of animal studies), and that the FDA approval should be revoked (more info here).  There are also a number of additional risks which the FDA already recognizes: tissue reactions, migration of the chip, even the chance that the chip could carry a current from MRI magnets and burn the patient.

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AntiChippers

And that’s just the beginning. The chips have been called the precursor to a perfect authoritarian state, letting Uncle Sam (or Illuminati, or whoever) track your each and every move. On the other end of the spectrum, some religious groups (well, okay, this one) have implicated the VeriChip in a plot involving the mark of the beast (666), part of a conspiracy theory to rival the most imaginative of left-wingers. Wait, this one too.

But if I can interject my own opinion, I’d say the whole business is a bit overhyped. Honestly, there aren’t really any good applications for in-body RFID. Sure, it could hypothetically improve health-care (if and when the patient is unconscious), but for that system to be effective, every hospital would need to have integrated the chips into their standard procedures. It won’t replace a photo ID in your wallet anytime soon. And unless you’re grinding some PYT* in Barcelona, you’ll probably pay for that Pabst with good old fashioned cash. Take (a) the lack of practical applications, plus (b) legitimate concerns over ID hacking and health risks, and poof!  There goes the revolution.

If any readers have ideas for scenarios in which an in-body RFID would be practical & useful, please do share (comments below).

*RIP M.J.

Discussion — 85 Responses

  • Capissen July 2, 2009 on 11:51 pm

    I know and understand the enormous privacy concerns related to this type of technology, and I do sympathize with the people who would refuse this type of identification at all costs.

    However, it’s important to keep in mind that, nightmare governmental control scenarios aside, there are very real benefits to the individual in being able to verify another’s identity (and from that, associated information regarding that person). For example, how long would things like eBay or PayPal last if identity could not be verified?

    RFID could bring this type of quick, convenient trust into the real world. It could play a role in an early implementation of a “reputation economy” as described in Cory Doctorow’s “Down And Out In The Magic Kingdom.”

    Technology is inherently democratizing when in the hands of the people, and people will always realize a net benefit from having it, despite governments’ ill will.

    • steve Capissen August 29, 2009 on 3:18 pm

      What the heck are you smoking???

    • Miscott57 Capissen October 28, 2010 on 7:18 pm

      Well, eBay and PayPal seem to be doing just fine without my having to be “chipped”, and I imagine that they will continue to do so.
      Technology may be inherently democratizing, but Government is inherently Tyrannical, a lesson learned the hard way by millions the world over.
      The rationale for greater control is always presented under the guise of being for the “Greater Good”.
      Ben Franklin said it best – “Those who would give up Liberty for Security deserve neither”.
      Oh, and to William Morgan below, The Seventh Day Adventist view of Prophecy isn’t exactly Scriptural. By their reasoning, it would be OK to take the Chip as long as they Worship on Saturday? I really hope you don’t believe that! Revelation 13 specifically says that the antichrist will cause everyone to receive a mark, in their right hand or their forehead and that with out it they won’t be able to by or sell. One can participate in the economy whatever day of the week they go to Church, but the day is almost here when one will not be allowed to participate in the economy without getting the “mark”, whatever form of ID that turns out to be. Right now, the “Chip” implant seems to be the best candidate for that.
      The best advise I can offer you is to stop believing the “spiritualized” interpretation of Bible Prophecy offered by the Seventh Day Adventist Church and start taking the Prophecies literally.
      Jesus said….”When it is evening, you say, it will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the morning, it will be foul weather today: for the sky is red and lowring. O you hypocrites, you can discern the face of the sky; but can you not discern the signs of the times?”

  • Capissen July 2, 2009 on 7:51 pm

    I know and understand the enormous privacy concerns related to this type of technology, and I do sympathize with the people who would refuse this type of identification at all costs.

    However, it’s important to keep in mind that, nightmare governmental control scenarios aside, there are very real benefits to the individual in being able to verify another’s identity (and from that, associated information regarding that person). For example, how long would things like eBay or PayPal last if identity could not be verified?

    RFID could bring this type of quick, convenient trust into the real world. It could play a role in an early implementation of a “reputation economy” as described in Cory Doctorow’s “Down And Out In The Magic Kingdom.”

    Technology is inherently democratizing when in the hands of the people, and people will always realize a net benefit from having it, despite governments’ ill will.

  • Brian July 3, 2009 on 12:57 am

    I always forget to carry a USB Flash drive with me. I’d be OK if I could have one injected inside of me (I’d encrypt it with a password, though).

  • Brian July 2, 2009 on 8:57 pm

    I always forget to carry a USB Flash drive with me. I’d be OK if I could have one injected inside of me (I’d encrypt it with a password, though).

  • Skeptic July 3, 2009 on 5:46 am

    These guys at Verichip look suspicious to me…all their claims about privacy, security, efficiency have been proven false ~ heck i wouldnt even chip my pets with their product.

  • Skeptic July 3, 2009 on 1:46 am

    These guys at Verichip look suspicious to me…all their claims about privacy, security, efficiency have been proven false ~ heck i wouldnt even chip my pets with their product.

  • Drew Halley July 3, 2009 on 6:38 am

    Brian – someone’s already way ahead of you: http://tinyurl.com/ck772q

  • Drew Halley July 3, 2009 on 2:38 am

    Brian – someone’s already way ahead of you: http://tinyurl.com/ck772q

  • Derrick July 3, 2009 on 7:48 pm

    Capissen: Technology can certainly be empowering. Whatever conveniences are realized to the consumer, his safety is RARELY the first priority. The first priority is the objective of whatever entity funds this development. That is why this technology needs enormous scrutiny at all stages in the development process.

    In the case of these chips, the powerful few are almost certain to use these to their own benefit, BEFORE consumers. This fact founds much of my privacy concern.

    Take, for example, the Barcelona club. Implanted debit cards are great for businesses! No cashier terminals, no cashier, no overhead costs!

    -Mr. Halley,: I appreciate your balanced account of this emerging RFID technology. Giving both sides of the story does more than pay lip service. It prevents the story from becoming a sales pitch.

  • Derrick July 3, 2009 on 3:48 pm

    Capissen: Technology can certainly be empowering. Whatever conveniences are realized to the consumer, his safety is RARELY the first priority. The first priority is the objective of whatever entity funds this development. That is why this technology needs enormous scrutiny at all stages in the development process.

    In the case of these chips, the powerful few are almost certain to use these to their own benefit, BEFORE consumers. This fact founds much of my privacy concern.

    Take, for example, the Barcelona club. Implanted debit cards are great for businesses! No cashier terminals, no cashier, no overhead costs!

    -Mr. Halley,: I appreciate your balanced account of this emerging RFID technology. Giving both sides of the story does more than pay lip service. It prevents the story from becoming a sales pitch.

  • Terri Stevens July 4, 2009 on 5:58 am

    Drew – May I call you Drew? Let’s take the hard-core right wing Bible thumping conspiracy to it’s (super)natural limit. Let’s suppose that millions of people magically disappear one day – a la standing in sheets on a hilltop and staring at the rolling dark clouds above. And let’s say this happens at about the same time that major world economies totally tank, and some version of the swine flu has eliminated more people than we can stack up like cord wood. Would governments need to know how many people were left, where they were, and how to best distribute “aid” as they scrambled to bring back some sense of order from the chaos (read: who the hell do we tax NOW?)? Microchips might look like an excellent way to quantify and qualify the herd, no?

  • Terri Stevens July 4, 2009 on 1:58 am

    Drew – May I call you Drew? Let’s take the hard-core right wing Bible thumping conspiracy to it’s (super)natural limit. Let’s suppose that millions of people magically disappear one day – a la standing in sheets on a hilltop and staring at the rolling dark clouds above. And let’s say this happens at about the same time that major world economies totally tank, and some version of the swine flu has eliminated more people than we can stack up like cord wood. Would governments need to know how many people were left, where they were, and how to best distribute “aid” as they scrambled to bring back some sense of order from the chaos (read: who the hell do we tax NOW?)? Microchips might look like an excellent way to quantify and qualify the herd, no?

  • digitalcole July 4, 2009 on 3:00 pm

    RFID in people, no thanks.

    RFID in objects, possibly. I work in a bookstore and have thought about how nice it’d be if we had an identification marker (RFID) embedded into the spines of each of our books. We’d then be able to scan the store to locate the particular book instead of laboriously scanning (eyes) the section that it’s supposed to be in. I’d imagine the computer telling us were the book is and weather it’s moving through the store (i.e. in someones hand). We would also be able to track when someone steals an item not only knowing when but what specific item was stolen. Of course we’d need to disable the RFID at point of sale as to not have customers walking about with live RFID’d items in their bag just waiting for someone/thief with a scanner looking for who has the most expensive items to take.

    Just a thought.

  • digitalcole July 4, 2009 on 11:00 am

    RFID in people, no thanks.

    RFID in objects, possibly. I work in a bookstore and have thought about how nice it’d be if we had an identification marker (RFID) embedded into the spines of each of our books. We’d then be able to scan the store to locate the particular book instead of laboriously scanning (eyes) the section that it’s supposed to be in. I’d imagine the computer telling us were the book is and weather it’s moving through the store (i.e. in someones hand). We would also be able to track when someone steals an item not only knowing when but what specific item was stolen. Of course we’d need to disable the RFID at point of sale as to not have customers walking about with live RFID’d items in their bag just waiting for someone/thief with a scanner looking for who has the most expensive items to take.

    Just a thought.

  • Jim July 4, 2009 on 7:32 pm

    Does the name Orwell sound familiar to anyone?

  • Jim July 4, 2009 on 3:32 pm

    Does the name Orwell sound familiar to anyone?

  • obamaisbad July 5, 2009 on 8:28 pm

    You guy’s are nuts if you think getting implanted with this is a good thing.

  • obamaisbad July 5, 2009 on 4:28 pm

    You guy’s are nuts if you think getting implanted with this is a good thing.

  • John Freeman July 5, 2009 on 8:50 pm

    In response to Terri Stevens: No, we “right wing Bible thumping conspiracy” Christians will not “magically disappear” one day. God does not resort to cheap parlor tricks, as His Adversary does. Yes, we will be looking up at the clouds as our Lord and Savior returns. “This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into Heaven”–i.e., in a cloud (Acts 1: 8). Oh, btw: Why are there no “left wing Bible thumpers”? Is it because they’ve become part of the herd mentality that expects to be chipped?

  • John Freeman July 5, 2009 on 4:50 pm

    In response to Terri Stevens: No, we “right wing Bible thumping conspiracy” Christians will not “magically disappear” one day. God does not resort to cheap parlor tricks, as His Adversary does. Yes, we will be looking up at the clouds as our Lord and Savior returns. “This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into Heaven”–i.e., in a cloud (Acts 1: 8). Oh, btw: Why are there no “left wing Bible thumpers”? Is it because they’ve become part of the herd mentality that expects to be chipped?

  • Terri Stevens July 6, 2009 on 7:33 am

    Shalom! Settle yourself, John. When the shofar blows and the shout goes out, I’ll be sailing right along with you. Why is sarcastic wit so hard for my fellow believers to recognize? God gave you a sense of humor, and you can use it without getting in too much trouble. In fact, I’ve noticed that quoting scripture doesn’t seem to grab the attention of the masses these days, haven’t you? A Sign of the Times….There are no left wing Bible thumpers because they don’t actually READ their Bibles. They just keep them on display, like diplomas. They’re too busy singing, “kumbaya” and waiting for Obama to usher in the Brave New World. Oh…. Oh…. back up, now! That was more sarcasm! Don’t send the liberals after me! I’m a lover, not a fighter……..

  • Terri Stevens July 6, 2009 on 3:33 am

    Shalom! Settle yourself, John. When the shofar blows and the shout goes out, I’ll be sailing right along with you. Why is sarcastic wit so hard for my fellow believers to recognize? God gave you a sense of humor, and you can use it without getting in too much trouble. In fact, I’ve noticed that quoting scripture doesn’t seem to grab the attention of the masses these days, haven’t you? A Sign of the Times….There are no left wing Bible thumpers because they don’t actually READ their Bibles. They just keep them on display, like diplomas. They’re too busy singing, “kumbaya” and waiting for Obama to usher in the Brave New World. Oh…. Oh…. back up, now! That was more sarcasm! Don’t send the liberals after me! I’m a lover, not a fighter……..

  • Terri Stevens July 6, 2009 on 8:31 am

    P.S. I don’t know how much more “magical” you can get than “in the twinkling of an eye.”

  • Terri Stevens July 6, 2009 on 4:31 am

    P.S. I don’t know how much more “magical” you can get than “in the twinkling of an eye.”

  • A. Magnus July 6, 2009 on 9:36 pm

    “Let’s take the hard-core right wing Bible thumping conspiracy to it’s (super)natural limit.”

    Adolph Hitler certainly did so with the last government ‘identifier’ technology – concentration camp tattoos. People who deny history either refuse to listen to reason or they want to be on the ‘winning side’ when it repeats…

  • A. Magnus July 6, 2009 on 5:36 pm

    “Let’s take the hard-core right wing Bible thumping conspiracy to it’s (super)natural limit.”

    Adolph Hitler certainly did so with the last government ‘identifier’ technology – concentration camp tattoos. People who deny history either refuse to listen to reason or they want to be on the ‘winning side’ when it repeats…

  • Wiliam Morgan July 6, 2009 on 9:41 pm

    The book of Revelation chapter 13 part warning about not taking Satan’s ‘mark’IS NOT about a chip in your body being the ‘mark’ of the beast’. Seventh-Day Adventists can explain it to anyone who really wants to know the truth about what the prophesy is about. Basically it’s about what you do(the ‘hand’ bit) and how you WORSHIP (the ‘head’ bit) See Revelatiion 14.

  • Wiliam Morgan July 6, 2009 on 5:41 pm

    The book of Revelation chapter 13 part warning about not taking Satan’s ‘mark’IS NOT about a chip in your body being the ‘mark’ of the beast’. Seventh-Day Adventists can explain it to anyone who really wants to know the truth about what the prophesy is about. Basically it’s about what you do(the ‘hand’ bit) and how you WORSHIP (the ‘head’ bit) See Revelatiion 14.

  • Bob July 6, 2009 on 10:49 pm

    Fuck that shit

  • Bob July 6, 2009 on 6:49 pm

    Fuck that shit

  • John Freeman July 7, 2009 on 11:05 am

    Actually, quoting Scripture does get people’s attention these days. It certainly got yours!
    One thing though: The liberals are not waiting for Obama to usher in Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World”. They–and the marketplace–are driving the adoption of the Orwellian “Big Brother”. Witness such things as Guatanamo Bay and warrantless searches. Verichip, anyone? According to WikiAnswers.com, A “twinkling of an eye” is scientifically defined as: 1/6,000,000,000 of a second. Magic? no. Reality? Yes. (I enjoyed your reference to Loretta Lynn).

  • John Freeman July 7, 2009 on 7:05 am

    Actually, quoting Scripture does get people’s attention these days. It certainly got yours!
    One thing though: The liberals are not waiting for Obama to usher in Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World”. They–and the marketplace–are driving the adoption of the Orwellian “Big Brother”. Witness such things as Guatanamo Bay and warrantless searches. Verichip, anyone? According to WikiAnswers.com, A “twinkling of an eye” is scientifically defined as: 1/6,000,000,000 of a second. Magic? no. Reality? Yes. (I enjoyed your reference to Loretta Lynn).

  • steve July 7, 2009 on 2:10 pm

    “Democratizing?” What the heck are you smoking. Do you think this is in the hands of the people? It will ultimately be forced on the people for their benefit, according to your principle, barring the ill will of the government of course. Wake up. Nothing of the kind will ever benefit humanity with your line of thinking; more like the lesser of two evils, maybe.

  • steve July 7, 2009 on 10:10 am

    “Democratizing?” What the heck are you smoking. Do you think this is in the hands of the people? It will ultimately be forced on the people for their benefit, according to your principle, barring the ill will of the government of course. Wake up. Nothing of the kind will ever benefit humanity with your line of thinking; more like the lesser of two evils, maybe.

  • FreeBooteR July 7, 2009 on 10:41 pm

    Anyone who allows an implant is a complete idiot and a zombie. You would be a direct threat to the rest of free humanity in my opinion.

    I would never accept such crap in my body and would fight to the death against it.

  • FreeBooteR July 7, 2009 on 6:41 pm

    Anyone who allows an implant is a complete idiot and a zombie. You would be a direct threat to the rest of free humanity in my opinion.

    I would never accept such crap in my body and would fight to the death against it.

  • bigjohn July 21, 2009 on 6:46 pm

    OVER MY DEAD BODY

  • bigjohn July 21, 2009 on 2:46 pm

    OVER MY DEAD BODY

  • Reaper July 22, 2009 on 2:32 am

    Fuck the New World Order. Fuck there microchip. I will never give in to their bullshit.

  • Reaper July 21, 2009 on 10:32 pm

    Fuck the New World Order. Fuck there microchip. I will never give in to their bullshit.

  • dianne August 6, 2009 on 1:53 pm

    Its the sign of the Beast ! Dont accept it !

  • dianne August 6, 2009 on 9:53 am

    Its the sign of the Beast ! Dont accept it !

  • dianne August 6, 2009 on 2:01 pm

    not to mention how much of a Health risk, how sterile are these things being injected in people…come on now !!!! Think !

  • dianne August 6, 2009 on 10:01 am

    not to mention how much of a Health risk, how sterile are these things being injected in people…come on now !!!! Think !

  • troybagnell August 17, 2009 on 6:17 pm

    the pros of these chips do not even slightly outweigh the risks. giving up your privacy for convenience is ridiculous.

  • troybagnell August 17, 2009 on 2:17 pm

    the pros of these chips do not even slightly outweigh the risks. giving up your privacy for convenience is ridiculous.

  • Jemima August 18, 2009 on 12:06 am

    Hmmmm, just be careful what you wish for on this one.
    Food for thought:
    http://www.thelocal.de/sci-tech/20090515-19313.html

  • Jemima August 17, 2009 on 8:06 pm

    Hmmmm, just be careful what you wish for on this one.
    Food for thought:
    http://www.thelocal.de/sci-tech/20090515-19313.html

  • RogerV August 25, 2009 on 6:12 am

    My bank card is no longer just a magnetic swipe card – it has an embedded RFID chip in it. So I can wave it in proximity to a wireless reader to conduct transactions.

    This RFID chip is a fully functional smart card, i.e., you can interact with it via APIs that support cryptographic operations to store sensitive information or authenticate electronic-based transactions.

    This RFID chip could instead simply be injected into my hand where it would function in an indentical manner. All it takes to turn our entire financial/economic system over to this approach is police state mandate.

    That’s certainly easy enough to provide given the rate of on-going bank failures, increasing unemployment, ineffective economic stimulus, collapsing sales of US Treasuries to foreign buyers (which means we’re starting to monetize our national debt and that will lead to hyperinflation).

    The police state mandate to cause mandatory RFID injections could plausibly occur in the next 9 months given current trends.

    Oh yeah – and a H1N1 flu pandemic where the Pentagon has asked for clearance to mobilize up to 400,000 regular army troops domestically to keep domestic order via martial law tactics. Hmm.

    Well, everyone knows what the Bible in the Book of Revelations says about accepting the mark of the beast (which authorizes the ability to buy and sell – to exist economically). I’ll just add that the original Greek preposition actually was the word ‘in’. The mark will be received ‘in’ the hand – not a bar code tattoo, but something injected into the flesh.

    • dpmt RogerV September 23, 2010 on 2:45 am

      BTW, there is NOTHING constitutional about martial law. It shouldn’t ever happen in this country (but I bet we will see it soon, maybe even next month before the elections….).

  • RogerV August 25, 2009 on 2:12 am

    My bank card is no longer just a magnetic swipe card – it has an embedded RFID chip in it. So I can wave it in proximity to a wireless reader to conduct transactions.

    This RFID chip is a fully functional smart card, i.e., you can interact with it via APIs that support cryptographic operations to store sensitive information or authenticate electronic-based transactions.

    This RFID chip could instead simply be injected into my hand where it would function in an indentical manner. All it takes to turn our entire financial/economic system over to this approach is police state mandate.

    That’s certainly easy enough to provide given the rate of on-going bank failures, increasing unemployment, ineffective economic stimulus, collapsing sales of US Treasuries to foreign buyers (which means we’re starting to monetize our national debt and that will lead to hyperinflation).

    The police state mandate to cause mandatory RFID injections could plausibly occur in the next 9 months given current trends.

    Oh yeah – and a H1N1 flu pandemic where the Pentagon has asked for clearance to mobilize up to 400,000 regular army troops domestically to keep domestic order via martial law tactics. Hmm.

    Well, everyone knows what the Bible in the Book of Revelations says about accepting the mark of the beast (which authorizes the ability to buy and sell – to exist economically). I’ll just add that the original Greek preposition actually was the word ‘in’. The mark will be received ‘in’ the hand – not a bar code tattoo, but something injected into the flesh.

  • J C August 25, 2009 on 10:29 am

    I agree that this is going to be used by the government to trace people. But what I don’t believe is that people have a choice. The government are gonna find a way to make you want it. E.g war type situation that will make people beg for safety, by any means necessary. Don’t be fooled thinking that you’ll never let them put this inside of you, enough people will want this to be able to pass a law requiring you as a citizen to have it implanted….from birth

  • J C August 25, 2009 on 6:29 am

    I agree that this is going to be used by the government to trace people. But what I don’t believe is that people have a choice. The government are gonna find a way to make you want it. E.g war type situation that will make people beg for safety, by any means necessary. Don’t be fooled thinking that you’ll never let them put this inside of you, enough people will want this to be able to pass a law requiring you as a citizen to have it implanted….from birth

  • hard of hearing August 31, 2009 on 8:19 am

    We are alwaz warned about going to far…and yet we will be talked into it or pushed it a corner over it. Freedom of choice is not based on manipulation.

  • hard of hearing August 31, 2009 on 4:19 am

    We are alwaz warned about going to far…and yet we will be talked into it or pushed it a corner over it. Freedom of choice is not based on manipulation.

  • hard of hearing August 31, 2009 on 8:24 am

    Hard of Hearing-repeat….
    We are always warned, not to go too far…we not can be talked into doing something we don’t question enough, or pushed into a corner over it. And now being manipulated is the New World Freedom.

  • hard of hearing August 31, 2009 on 4:24 am

    Hard of Hearing-repeat….
    We are always warned, not to go too far…we not can be talked into doing something we don’t question enough, or pushed into a corner over it. And now being manipulated is the New World Freedom.

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  • Point of Sale POS November 17, 2009 on 6:33 am

    This is quite a frightening prospect. More the stuff of sci-fi movies than reality? Time will surely tell.

  • Point of Sale POS November 17, 2009 on 2:33 am

    This is quite a frightening prospect. More the stuff of sci-fi movies than reality? Time will surely tell.

  • Bean November 30, 2009 on 12:12 pm

    I oppose the new world order.

  • Bean November 30, 2009 on 8:12 am

    I oppose the new world order.

  • D December 18, 2009 on 11:28 am

    This is a revalation and a way for the goverment to gain control over everything so when they turn on us they are able to stop our food and make life difficult the bible prophesises this i will die before i have any micro-chip. People read the book of revaltions it mention all the world leaders coming together (UN). bELEIVE THIS IF THIS WAS PREDICTED 2000 YEARS AGO IN THE BIBLE HOW CAN GOD NOT BE REAL.

  • D December 18, 2009 on 7:28 am

    This is a revalation and a way for the goverment to gain control over everything so when they turn on us they are able to stop our food and make life difficult the bible prophesises this i will die before i have any micro-chip. People read the book of revaltions it mention all the world leaders coming together (UN). bELEIVE THIS IF THIS WAS PREDICTED 2000 YEARS AGO IN THE BIBLE HOW CAN GOD NOT BE REAL.

  • Shad Lupercio January 4, 2010 on 12:07 pm

    Looking after your listening has to be one of the most critical matters you can do. Take it from me, somebody who sufferred listening damager early on. As a result, I in reality like taking care hearing and whilst I do agree with the above poster and I really hope I do not get shot down for stating this, but I guess it is essential to take all things in moderation.

  • Shad Lupercio January 4, 2010 on 8:07 am

    Looking after your listening has to be one of the most critical matters you can do. Take it from me, somebody who sufferred listening damager early on. As a result, I in reality like taking care hearing and whilst I do agree with the above poster and I really hope I do not get shot down for stating this, but I guess it is essential to take all things in moderation.

  • jose March 24, 2010 on 4:56 am

    To anyone who follows anything and knows anything about bible propehecy. This is just the start. At first it will be voluntary and then you will not be able to function in society without it; and lastly you will be killed if you don’t take the mark. For those of you who are in doubt now and may likely have to make that choice just remember that our lives here even if fully lived are but for a moment and well eternity.. none of us can truly grasp that concept. Be faithful until the end

  • jose March 24, 2010 on 12:56 am

    To anyone who follows anything and knows anything about bible propehecy. This is just the start. At first it will be voluntary and then you will not be able to function in society without it; and lastly you will be killed if you don’t take the mark. For those of you who are in doubt now and may likely have to make that choice just remember that our lives here even if fully lived are but for a moment and well eternity.. none of us can truly grasp that concept. Be faithful until the end

  • Iliana Lovera April 13, 2010 on 6:53 am

    Jimmy Rollins has postponed the effort to break the world record for striking the baseball the farthest due to calf problems.At this time the Most important Question at this point is Will He in a position to accomplish this?Short Evening Dresses

  • Iliana Lovera April 13, 2010 on 2:53 am

    Jimmy Rollins has postponed the effort to break the world record for striking the baseball the farthest due to calf problems.At this time the Most important Question at this point is Will He in a position to accomplish this?Short Evening Dresses

  • locking cash box April 19, 2010 on 10:46 pm

    I was asking yourself what is up with that weird gravatar??? I know 5am is early and I’m not looking my most useful at that hour, but I hope I don’t look just like this! I could possibly however make that face if I’m asked to do 100 pushups. lol

  • locking cash box April 19, 2010 on 6:46 pm

    I was asking yourself what is up with that weird gravatar??? I know 5am is early and I’m not looking my most useful at that hour, but I hope I don’t look just like this! I could possibly however make that face if I’m asked to do 100 pushups. lol

  • Reki Iii 3 February 15, 2011 on 1:26 am

    NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO!

    Think 1984. These chips can tell where you are, where you go, what you look at, what you buy, how fast you drive, who you talk to, and what you use. Also, just think how easy your identity can be stolen when everything is stored on RFId chips.

  • Idwalkamile4akamel March 21, 2011 on 9:48 am

    Does the term “Mark of The Beast” mean anything to anyone?

  • Apryl Hendricks November 7, 2012 on 8:04 pm

    Actually I agree 100% with the “hype” about the chips. The computer inLuxemburg(sp?) is so large it has been nick- named” the beast”. It has info (or plans to have info) on every man, woman, and child on earth. Dont you even think that just maybe our creator God knows what is best for us? If He didnt know what He was talking about when He told John to write Revelations, how on earth did He know 2000 years ago that some day man would be required to take the “mark of the beast” in order to buy or sell. You non beleivers better open up your eyes and your closed minds before it is too late!!!

  • Jacob Dorr February 10, 2013 on 1:06 pm

    ZOMBIES!

  • KMoore4318 May 9, 2014 on 12:48 pm

    would be cool if a Chip the size of a grain of rice could Unlock your I-pad, I-Phone, or your car, or House for only you, and no one but you could use your Gun!