A push toward implantable chips for payment systems, Pres. Biden to sign order regarding digital currency, as self-proclaimed bio-hacker with multiple implants warns hacking dangers. Is the mark of the beast system beginning?
The implant of chips for various purposes has been underway for several years now. The most common are those for tracking pets, which have proven safe.
They have also been used for various purposes in humans for a few years now such as for payment systems or access to secure locations. They can also be used to unlock doors, start vehicles, provide access to public transit, permit access to restricted records, computers, and more.
A push is underway to encourage the use of implantable chips as a replacement for bank cards and mobile phone payments, with the promise of greater security. But are they truly more secure? We’ll address that in a moment.
First, let’s look at how implants are embedded and used.
It begins with implanting a NFC (near-field communication) or an RFID (radio-frequency identification) chip as a contactless payment system device. These are the same technology and chips that are used in debit and credit cards.
The chip itself is slightly larger than a grain of rice and weighs less than a gram. The BBC reports that the chip contains both a microchip and an antenna encased in a biopolymer, a naturally sourced material similar to plastic.
It’s typically implanted in the thin fleshy area in the web of skin between the thumb and forefinger. A local anesthetic is injected into the hand, and people that have already had the minimally invasive procedure say it hurts no more than a pinch.
At least two biohackers are warning that an invisible threat comes with implanting chips, especially when the intention is for payment systems or access to sensitive material or areas.
Len Noe, who is a biohacker and trans-human (meaning a hybrid between human and technology), has five devices implanted in his hands. The devices have different financial, keycode access, and more functions.
In a video, “Biohacking: The Invisible Threat,” Noe points out how easy it is for an unscrupulous hacker, who could be in your proximity, to stealthily use scanning devices to steal your codes and copy them. Noe now advises governments and companies on protecting themselves from such hacking.
And it’s not only chips but as storage devices continue to get smaller, even they can be implanted in the human body.
Biohacker Michael Laufer has a 512GB drive implanted in his leg, called a PegLeg, which allows him to carry his essential secure data.
“Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name.”
Throughout the centuries, there have been countless theories about what the so-called “mark of the beast” system would encompass once it came into existence. Like the progression of technology, the ideas about the mark of the beast adjusted accordingly to changing technology.
One of the early theories was that the barcode system was the mark of the beast.
But nowadays, for quite some time, many have speculated that the mark of the beast system would be one that encompassed an implantable chip in hand or in the forehead.
While initially written off as fantasy, as such systems have come into actual use, many people are no longer discounting them so quickly.
Many people fear that, once money switches over to an entirely digital platform, such a system of implantable chips may become the norm.
On March 9, 2022, the White House announced that President Joe Biden would be signing an executive order to ensure the responsible development of digital assets. Many see this as not only a move by the US government to protect consumers but as an acknowledgment that an all-digital system of currency will soon be the mode of the future.