By Daisy Luther
August 23, 2018
A note from Pastor Kevin Lea follows this article.
After a company in Wisconsin fitted each of their employees a microchip and claimed they absolutely loved it, many people were adamant that nope, no way, they’d never get chipped like a dog. Some people claimed religious objections (mark of the Beast) while others feel that their privacy has been already been invaded quite enough with the advent of “smart” technology and advertising cookies on the internet.
If you swear to the skies that you’ll never get chipped, several experts quoted in an article on USA Today are here to tell you that you’re wrong. Associate professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Noelle Chesley said, “It will happen to everybody. But not this year… Maybe not my generation, but certainly that of my kids.”
Professor Chesley isn’t alone in her prediction. Gene Munster of Loup Ventures had a lot to say about the possibility of everyone getting a microchip. He believes it’s about 50 years away. “In 10 years, Facebook, Google, Apple, and Tesla will not have their employees chipped,” he says. “You’ll see some extreme forward-looking tech people adopting it, but not large companies.”
The idea of being chipped has too “much negative connotation” today, but by 2067 “we will have been desensitized by the social stigma,” Munster says. The article gushes about the “benefits” of getting a microchip embedded in your hand.
This would go beyond paying with your smartphone. Instead, chipped customers would simply wave their hands in lieu of Apple Pay and other mobile-payment systems.
The benefits don’t stop there. In the future, consumers could zip through airport scanners sans passport or drivers license; open doors; start cars; and operate home automation systems. All of it, if the technology pans out, with the simple wave of a hand. (source)
Seriously, how much lazier are humans going to get?
They’re right about the desensitization, though. There are things going on these days that never in a million years would have been okay decades ago, and that’s because popular culture, television, and the internet make it seem A-OK and perfectly normal. When They Who Rule decide that microchipping is the best way to ensure their total control, you can bet that there will be TV shows and movies and celebrities that all demonstrate the ease and joy of having a microchip.
Everyone’s talking about the “benefits” of getting a microchip. Tech companies are practically waxing poetic about the joys of having a microchip implanted in one’s body. In Sweden, BioHax says nearly 3,000 customers have had its chip embedded to do many things, including ride the national rail system without having to show the conductor a ticket.
In the U.S., Dangerous Things, a Seattle-based firm, says it has sold “tens of thousands” of chips to consumers via its website. The chip and installation cost about $200.
After years of being a subculture, “the time is now” for chips to be more commonly used, says Amal Graafstra, founder of Dangerous Things. “We’re going to start to see chip implants get the same realm of acceptance as piercings and tattoos do now.” In other words, they’ll be more visible, but not mainstream yet. “It becomes part of you the way a cellphone does,” Graafstra says. “You can never forget it, and you can’t lose it. And you have the capability to communicate with machines in a way you couldn’t before.”
That guy who wants to communicate with machines clearly hasn’t been watching the same sci-fi movies that I have. Nor has he read Stephen Quayle’s terrifying book, Terminated.
Graafstra isn’t the only one who thinks the whole thing is fabulous. One guy even has parties were people can “bond” over getting microchipped.
At a recent tech conference, Hannes Sjöblad explained how a microchip implanted in his hand makes his life easier. It replaces all the keys and cards that used to clutter his pockets. “I use this many times a day, for example, I use it to unlock my smart phone, to open the door to my office,” Sjöblad said. Sjöblad calls himself a biohacker. He explained, “We biohackers, we think the human body is a good start but there is certainly room for improvement.”
The first step in that improvement is getting a microchip about size of a grain of rice slipped under the skin. Suddenly, the touch of a hand is enough to tell the office printer this is an authorized user.
The microchips are radio frequency identification tags. The same technology widely used in things like key cards. The chips have been implanted in animals for years to help identify lost pets and now the technology is moving to humans…
Will microchipping parties be the next generation of those outrageously expensive candle parties? Will folks be pimping microchips like they do those scented wax melts? Will it become some kind of MLM thing to make it even more socially acceptable? What about the dark side of being microchipped?
Of course, they didn’t mention how easy it would be to shut off the microchipped person’s access to all of those things. And it isn’t like you could just not use your chip if it’s embedded in your body. If you were ever in a situation in which you didn’t wish to be identified, tough luck. Everything would be right there in a little device implanted under your skin.
Although the current breed of microchips does not have GPS tracking capability, analysts contend that they will one of these days in the not-so-distant future. Anyway, how do you KNOW that there is no GPS tracking technology in that teeny little chip? Just because they tell you so? And gee, who doesn’t want their every move being tracked?
Note from Pastor Kevin Lea: But your cell phone does have GPS tracking and will easily be able to discern (via the embedded chip in your hand) that you are the one holding/using the phone. Therefore, the phone/chip handshake will be able to track your every move. Today, they can only track your phone’s movement and only assume you are the one carrying it.
Not every professor or tech expert thinks getting a microchip is a good idea. Mercifully, there are a few voices of reason. Alessandro Acquisti, a professor of information technology and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College, warns that this might not be a good idea. (Although it doesn’t take a Ph.D. to realize this.) “Companies often claim that these chips are secure and encrypted…But “encrypted” is “a pretty vague term,” he said, “which could include anything from a truly secure product to something that is easily hackable.”
Another potential problem, Dr. Acquisti said, is that technology designed for one purpose may later be used for another. A microchip implanted today to allow for easy building access and payments could, in theory, be used later in more invasive ways: to track the length of employees’ bathroom or lunch breaks, for instance, without their consent or even their knowledge. “Once they are implanted, it’s very hard to predict or stop a future widening of their usage,” Dr. Acquisti said. (source)
Then there is the issue of the chip in your body being hacked.
“This is serious stuff. We’re talking about a nonstop potential connection to my body and I can’t turn it off, I can’t
To read this article in its entirety, go to: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-24/experts-say-eventually-everyone-will-get-microchip-implant
Note from Pastor Kevin Lea: For decades, biblical Christians have been warning their friends about how being “chipped” will fit in with the prophecies of the last days. I have been mocked for saying so, with people saying it would never happen and certainly not in their lifetime.
Well, now it is here and only waiting for freedom-lovers to be inconvenienced enough to give up their “right to privacy” convictions. Many are already waking up to the fact they have given up their privacy when they joined facebook and the other social media platforms that have harvested their personal data. Recently, investigative reporters have gotten the CEOs of these platforms to admit they have used personal information from their customers for nefarious purposes, in some cases establishing conformance profiles similar to what is being done in China were citizens are given a social score.
Like sheep to the slaughter, chipping is soon to be embraced by the masses, and then used against them when the antichrist demands worship by every soul on the planet (Revelation 13). Those who refuse will have their chips turned off, thus eliminating their access to the coming cashless society, just like the Bible predicted about two thousand years ago. I pray the reader realizes that it is time to get right with God through faith in Jesus as your savior if you haven’t already.