The actual "Mark" is Antichrist's NAME or NUMBER, not ours.
It is "worn" as a symbol of worship on the right hand or on the forehead. However, national or international ID numbers are also significant because at the time the Mark is instituted, Antichrist will control all buying and selling, which obviously requires personal identification for all people.
See Articles since August, 2001
A tiny new chip from Hitachi could have massive implications for security - and also for
- July 5, 2001 - A tiny new chip has been developed by Hitachi that contains 128 bits of ROM memory and a RFID (Radio frequency Identification) transponder. It is only 0.4 millimeters on a side. The chip, called Mew, can transmit information over a distance of about 30cm. It can be imbedded in a paper product to insure its authenticity, and, as in the case of money, to track its location and its history.
- Source: ZDNet
'Digital Angel' not pursuing implants
- June 16, 2001 - Plans to create under-the-skin monitoring device discontinued
- The celebrated monitoring chip will be tested for a 90 day period, starting July 1, but none of the early tests involve actually implanting the devices under the skin. All early models will be in external devices, such as watches and pagers.
The general public will have access to the devices by October.
- Critics of the monitoring technology fear the development of Digital Angel® as an implant for humans, claiming the device could be a fulfillment of biblical prophecy regarding the "mark of the beast." Others believe the device could lead to the erosion of personal liberty, particularly if government chooses to adopt the technology for various uses, such as the monitoring of military personnel and civilian identification.
- Source: WorldNetDaily - by Julie Foster
<-biz.yahoo.com/bw/010611/2689.html>Applied Digital Solutions' Digital
Angel Named One of Four ``Cool
Products'' in Fortune Magazine's
Cool List 2001
- June 12, 2001 - Press Release
- Digital Angel(TM) represents the first-ever combination of advanced biosensor technology and
Web-enabled wireless telecommunications linked to Global Positioning Systems (GPS). By
utilizing advanced biosensor capabilities, Digital Angel will be able to monitor key body functions -
such as temperature and pulse - and transmit that data, along with accurate location information, to
a ground station or monitoring facility. Digital Angel will be able to tap into an addressable North
American marketplace estimated to exceed $70 billion.
Applied Digital Solutions is exploring a wide range of potential applications for Digital Angel,
including: monitoring the location and medical condition of at-risk patients; locating lost or missing
individuals; locating missing or stolen household pets; managing livestock and other farm-related
animals; pinpointing the location of valuable stolen property; managing the commodity supply chain;
preventing the unauthorized use of firearms; and providing a tamper-proof means of identification
for enhanced e-commerce security. For more information or to reserve Digital Angel service, visit
About Applied Digital Solutions, Inc.
Applied Digital Solutions is an information technology and solutions company operating on the I3
Services Platform - Intelligent Integrated Information Services. Through our core business units
(Applications, Services and Advanced Wireless), Applied Digital Solutions offers - products and
services for the collection, organization, analysis, warehousing and dissemination of information for
a wide variety of end users including commercial operations, government agencies and consumers.
For more information, visit the company's website at http://www.adsx.com.
- Source: Yahoo (Story no longer online)
Cashless Purchases at McDonalds
- May 27, 2001 - In an Associated Press Article entitled "McDonalds Tries Electronic Payment, " writer Melanie Carrol says that 26 MacDonalds locations in and around Boise Idaho are experimenting with electronic payment by use of a little wand with a transponder, similar to the Speed Pass which many customers now use to purchase gasoline.
Burger King and others have also been testing the idea, and in So. Calif., those who have a FasTrak transponder for use of automatic pay on toll roads may also use their devices to pay for fast food at a variety of locations.
- Inside the FreedomPay wand, a microchip contains a customer identification number read by the sensor. The information is electronically transmitted to a computer server where the customer's account is charged.
- Using a credit or debit card, participants can ``load'' their FreedomPay account via the Internet or over the phone.
- Source:AP News (Story no longer online)
Fingerprint May Soon Be Needed to Buy Groceries
- Mar. 31, 2001 - Four Kroeger stores in the Houston area have been using a point-of-sale fingerprint scanning device for just over a year to validate customer identification. Customer acceptance is a problem, as is the cost of the equipment, but they believe all stores will eventually use such a system. The equipment is provided by Biometric Access Corp.
- Source: NewsMax - David M. Bresnahan
All That Data, All That Secrecy
- Mar. 14, 2001 - Big Brother knows all about you, but what do you know about Big Brother? It includes data giants like Acxiom and Abacus. These companies track the purchasing habits of at least 90 percent of America's 100 million households. The Federal Trade Commission is trying to figure out what information they have and who has the privilege of using the secret information.
- Source: Wired News
Beyond the Bar Code
- Mar. 2000 - The next step in product control is to place tiny chips in the labels of bottles, boxes and cans. Having these devices will enable the tracking of product from manufacturing to recycling, and will help solve the mystery of stolen merchandise.
This won't happen overnight, because the cost of the chips must come down to the one cent range before it will be considered practical.
- At the heart of this scenario is
a little device called a "radio frequency identification tag"—a silicon chip that boots up and
transmits a signal when exposed to the energy field of a nearby reader. The ultimate goal is to
put a radio tag on virtually every manufactured item, each tracked by a network of millions of
readers in factories, trucks, warehouses and homes, transforming huge supply chains into
intelligent, self-managing entities.
- Source: Technology Review (Story no longer online)
Digital Angel Named Best in Show,
Client Services ...
- Feb. 23, 2001 - Press Release:
- ... At Internet World
Wireless Show 2001 Out of Field of 170 International
- Judges fascinated by the potential of this device, particularly for the care of
patients suffering from Alzheimer's or mental illness
- PALM BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 23, 2001-- Digital Angel Delivery System,
including 24/7 physician-staffed
call-center of Medical Advisory Systems, captivates audiences
- Applied Digital Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSX - news) today announced that its Digital Angel
Corporation subsidiary had been named Best in Show, Client Services, at the Internet World
Wireless Show 2001.
- Awards were presented Thursday, February 22, as part of the four-day event running from
February 20-23 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. The winners were
judged by a panel of writers and editors from Internet World magazine and InternetWorld.com,
who spent two days on the floor carefully exploring products and services from over 170
exhibiting companies. The judges placed priority on a product's ability to work with existing
standards and the degree to which it contributes to the development of future Internet products
and services. ...
- Source: Yahoo (Story no longer online)
- See previous stories about Digital Angel.
Fingerprint Scans Replace Lunch Money in Pennsylvania
- Jan. 22, 2001 - Children's fingerprints are being used to purchase school lunches at some schools in the Tussey Mountain School District in western Pennsylvania. Some observers are very enthusiastic about the program since it "makes stealable lunch money, lose-able swipe cards and the stigma of being known as the free-lunch kid things of the past."
- It works on a debit account system — parents put money in, and students order food.
When the account runs low, a letter goes out to the parents. Parents can also restrict
students’ shopping “a la carte” — buying extra food not on the day’s set menu.
- Others are concerned about privacy. Wide-spread adoption of such a program would mean that all children, and eventually all people will have their fingerprints on file.
- Source:ABC News
- Ed. Note: This illustrates the reasons people will accept a permanent form of identification. It also illustrates that fingerprints alone, or other biometric scan, such as Iris scan, could be sufficient, since the controlling computer system could then call up the relevant information about the person. If an implanted device is also used, it could be simple or complex, providing a cross-check in case the scanner fails. (Story no longer online)
Digital Angel unveiled
Human-tracking subdermal implant technology makes debut
- Nov. 1, 2000 - Applied Digital Solutions has unveiled its highly-anticipated wafer-thin device which may either be implanted under the skin (in the future) or carried close to the human body (in a watch, or cell phone) for the purpose of monitoring important body functions like temperature and pulse -- and transmit that data wirelessly, along with the accurate location of the person. Present applications are obvious for people with medical problems, and keeping track of pets is another possible use. In the future the device will provide ID for electronic transactions, such as credit card and internet purchases.
- Source: WorldNetDaily (Story no longer online)
- See the following story also
Digital Angel: The New Eye In The Sky
- Oct. 16, 2000 - New device will be demonstrated soon. See previous stories about Digital Angel.
- Source: Fox (Story no longer online)
Germans can hire satellite tag to mind the children
- Aug. 22, 2000 - A small device attached to a child is commercially available in Germany to help parents keep track of their children.
The telephone call comes within 15 seconds after the child has crossed the boundary. These boundaries can be reprogrammed as necessary.
- Parents will be able to tell almost exactly where a child is,
and will be alerted by a telephone call if the youngster strays beyond the limits
of predefined areas fed into a computer.
- Source: Electronic Telegraph (Story no longer online)
Human Implant Tracking Device Excites MDs, Worries Privacy Groups
- Aug. 15, 2000 - Advanced reaction to the planned introduction of the "Digital Angel" (See previous story), ranges from excitement about the medical monitoring possibilities to fear of the unwanted loss of privacy.
- Relaying a steady stream of data on the location and health
of its host to ground stations using the Global Positioning
System (GPS), the dime-sized chip is intended to be worn
externally, such as on a wristwatch or implanted under the
- Source: Space.com
"Digital Angel™ Breakthrough Technology Goes Live!"
- July 31, 2000 - Applied Digital Solutions will unveil an operational prototype of its revolutionary
Digital Angel technology … Chairman sees multi-billion dollar market potential
via licensing and services integrated with Web-enabled wireless devices.
- The prototype … to be unveiled at an invitation-only, New York City event this
October … represents a major communications technology breakthrough -- the
first-ever operational combination of bio-sensor technology and Web-enabled
wireless telecommunications linked to GPS location-tracking systems.
- Source: Applied Digital Solutions (Story no longer online)
Microchip advances pave way for anywhere, anyhow links
- July 12, 2000 - "Technology Forecast," a report from consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, indicates that computing devices will continue to shrink, soon heralding the end of the personal computer era and ushering in the age of "pervasive computing" - invisible computers in almost everything.
- Transistors are shrinking so much that every 18 to 24
months, the number that can be squeezed on to a
This pattern has held true since the early 1960s - so
long, in fact, that the smallest features on
semiconductors are now measured in atoms instead of
- Source: South China Morning Post
Animal implants to start Aug. 1
- July 12, 2000 - All six Los Angeles animal shelters will start implanting all animals under their control with electronic ID devices.
- Source: Daily News Los Angeles (Story no longer online)
Mission Impossible Film Promotes Digital Angel Technology
- June 9, 2000 - By Thomas Horn
- Excellent article about the new Digital Angel implantable microchip and other recent technologies leading to the Mark of the Beast.
- Source: Worth News/ from Raiders News Update
Big Brother gets under your skin
- Mar. 20, 2000 - Commentary by Julie Foster about how people will be willing to accept a trackable identification like the "Digital Angel®" from Applied Digital Solutions.
- Source: WorldNetDaily (Story no longer online)
Russia: Tax ID Numbers Stir Fears of Antichrist
- Mar. 11, 2000 - The Russian government is planning to give every citizen a tax identification number. There is also consideration of introducing social security cards with bar codes. In recent years many writers have suggested that bar codes contain Antichrist's number - 666. This has caused alarm by some Christians in Russia.
Source: The Moscow Times (Story no longer online)
- This week, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church broke new ground with a rare public policy statement addressing their fears and aimed at calming the waters.
- The document, titled "To Respect the Feelings of Believers and Maintain Christian Sober-mindedness,"calls on the government to reconsider its plans for tax numbers, while urging church members not to read too much into the numbers.
Electronic Tagging: A Virtual Prison?
- Jan 7, 2000 -
- Source: BBC E-cyclopedia
Personal Tracking and Recovery System Patented
Special Report- Digital Angel™
E-Business Security, Emergency Location and Medical Monitoring
- Dec. 15, 1999 -
On May 13, 1997, United
States Patent Number
5,629,678 was granted for a
"personal tracking and
consisting of a miniature
digital transceiver --
implantable in humans --
with a built-in,
supply and actuation
system. These features
enable the device to remain
implanted and functional for
years without maintenance.
This transceiver sends and
receives data and can be
continuously tracked by
Global Positioning Satellite
Source: Applied Digital Solutions (Story no longer online)
Packer sets up big brother data store
- Nov. 30, 1999 - Acxiom, a U.S. company, claims that they operate the world's largest database, with personal details on 95 per cent of all US households ( 330 million people). The company is in the process of setting up a similar service in Australia which will be operational by Christmas.
- Acxiom's clients are able to access a vast information reserve on a person in seconds.
Source: The Australian
- For example, if a customer called an insurance company, the company's
computer system would recognise the incoming telephone number, query
InfoBase, and provide a full profile on the customer before the call was answered.
Cash and the 'Carry Tax' .
- Oct. 28, 1999 - Marvin Goodfriend, a senior vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond has proposed that the government use new magnetic strips on currency to track money, and discourage hoarding of cash by taxing each bill according to how long it has been since it has last been through a bank! In other words, "The longer you hold currency without depositing it in a bank account, the less that cash will be worth."
- Source: Wired News - Article by Declan McCullagh
Why you should get a chip implant
- Sept. 28, 1999 - By Paul Somerson, PC Computing
- Many people already have electronic devices implanted in their bodies: from pacemakers to tracer-type chips supposedly placed in some executives in case they are kidnapped. RF transponders are regularly placed in pets now for easy identification, and British professor Kevin Warwick had one implanted in his forearm last year to demonstrate the advantages.
- The writer of this article imagines the reasons people will accept this implanted technology. Here are just some of them:
Source: MSNBC / ZD Net
- How’d you like to avoid waiting in lines
for the rest of your life? Breeze through
everywhere like you owned the place. Watch
lights snap on, doors open automatically, money
pop out of ATMs as you approach. Never have
to show an ID, buy a ticket, carry keys,
remember a password. You’d leave stores loaded
with packages and waltz right past the cashiers.
You wouldn’t have to carry a wallet. Ever.
Family and friends could find you instantly in
Method for verifying human identity during electronic sale transactions
- Sept 22, 1999 - U.S. Patent # 5,878,155, dated Mar 2, 1999, was granted to Thomas W. Heeter for the technology of a tattoo of a bar code or other design on an individual which would identify him and facilitate electronic debits and other transactions.
Source: JVIM News (Story no longer online)
Your License or Your Life
- July 22, 1999 - The House Immigration subcommittee is debating a bill for a modified driver's License which will include one's Social Security number and a microchip. The proposed license is being called a "national ID card" by opponents of the bill. Opponents range from the ultra liberal groups like the ACLU, to very conservative groups such as the Eagle Forum.
- Source: Wired News
Motorola announces BiStatix 125KHz RFID tag
- March 2, 1999
- Motorola's Worldwide Smartcard Solutions Division (WSSD) today announced its BiStatix(tm) smart label technology,
a powerful new solution that allows the creation of cost-effective "smart labels." Utilizing BiStatix technology, radio
frequency identification (RFID) antennas now can be printed on materials including paper with conductive non-metallic
ink. These smart labels contain information that can be both read and modified through a wireless interface, making the
BiStatix technology an ideal solution for the tracking and efficient routing of potentially billions of objects, including airline
baggage, packages and parcels.
The Three Marketeers
- Feb. 8, 1999 - Time Magazine
- This article chronicles the quick action by three key men during the Russian financial collapse last year. Alan Greenspan, chairman of the Federal Reserve System, cut interest rates to stimulate our economy and keep people from fearing the worst, while Robert Rubin and Larry Summers representing the US Treasury and the International Monetary Fund, practiced monetary diplomacy to keep us from suffering a financial meltdown.
- Our question about this is: If a hand-full of people have such power over the economy, what would happen if they decided to assist the future dictator of world commerce? (Story no longer online)
Is human chip implant wave of the future?
- Jan. 14, 1999 - Last August, Professor Kevin Warwick, director of cybernetics at the University of Reading in the U.K., had a small glass-encapsulated device implanted in his left arm. It contained a coil and several microchips which were able to identify him to a variety of computers in the school building. As he would walk into a room it would greet him, tell him if he had Email, and other tasks. He had it removed after nine days.
National ID card challenged
- Jan. 12, 1999 - Representative Ron Paul from Texas has introduced the Freedom and Privacy Restoration Act of 1999 into the House of Representatives. This bill seeks to avert plans by the federal government to issue national ID cards or numbers to all americans by Oct. 1, 2000. If passed, it will repeal provisions of the 1996 Immigration Act which call for federal standards for state driver's licenses, and sections of the Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 which mandate a uniform health identifier.
Source: WorldNetDaily (Story no longer online)
- "The Freedom and Privacy Restoration Act halts
the greatest threat to liberty today: the growth of
the surveillance state," said Paul. "Unless Congress
stops authorizing the federal bureaucracy to
stamp and number the American people, federal
officials will soon have the power to arbitrarily
prevent citizens from opening a bank account,
getting a job, traveling, or even seeking medical
treatment unless their 'papers are in order.'"
- Ron Paul's introduction of the bill
Microchip Implants To Foil VIP Kidnaps
- Oct. 6, 1998 - A new microchip, originally developed by Israeli researchers for intelligence use, is being implanted into the bodies of Italian dignitaries who fear being kidnapped. The device was developed by Gen-Etics, and is called "Sky-Eyes." It is an addaptation of the Global Positioning System which is already employed to track stolen cars. (Story no longer online)
"Fight The Fingerprint" Web Site
- Sept. 1998 - Interesting site dedicated to opposition of government identification cards and supporting devices (Story no longer online)
Another Contender for A National I.D. Number
- July 15, 1998 - This CBN report is entitled "A National ID Card: Is Big Brother on the Way?" Reporter Melissa Charbonneau describes the movement toward using your Social Security number on your Driver's License. The article says:
- Congress passed the 1996
Immigration Reform Act. Under that provision, U.S. citizens will soon
be required to submit their social security numbers when applying for a
driver's license. That number, the statute recommends, could be "read
visually or by electronic means."
- That's the start, some say, of a national identity card.
- See the next article also. (Story no longer online)
Health Care I.D. Number
- July 13, 1998 - The Department of Health and Human Services has a plan to create a "unique health identifier for individuals." This number was mandated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.
- The report on this development in the "Federal Computer Week" publication states:
- But opponents of the identifier see something potentially sinister in trying to
link patient records through a single identification code. Critics believe the
identifier could supplant the Social Security number as a means of tracking all
types of data on citizens. (Story no longer online)
Bill Gates Watch
- The richest man in the world is also the most powerful person in the world of computers. His recent actions should be a wake-up call to Christians who are expecting a coming economic dictatorship.
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