Have you ever thought that the science fiction film gadgets would be accessible in real life? And we aren’t talking about computers and mobile phones. Where some people are pleased and delighted about the advent of new technologies, others are really scared.
Sweden has started chipping its residents since spring this year. Can you imagine this? People voluntarily have chips implanted in their hand between the index finger and thumb. This microchip can replace plastic cards, various passes, and all kinds of keys that we are used to carrying on us.
The device attracts people for the following characteristics:
minute size (similar to a grain of rice);
lack of GPS, meaning it’s impossible to track a person’s location;
its cost, including the implantation procedure, is $180, while some large companies provide the procedure to their employees for free;
the chip works only at a distance of a few centimeters from the reader or terminal, so it will be extremely troublesome for attackers to steal the information;
it only stores information and can’t read anything.
From Revelation 13:
And he shall make all, both little and great, rich and poor, freemen and bondmen, to have a character in their right hand, or on their foreheads. And that no man might buy or sell, but he that hath the character, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. He that hath understanding, let him count the number of the beast. For it is the number of a man: and the number of him is six hundred sixty-six.