Computer microchips have been around for a few years, but they are catching on and getting used in more ways today than ever before. In most cases, they are being used outside of human bodies, but thousands of people have already had them implanted into their hand.
The following examples show how RFID and NFC chips are being used outside of human bodies.
- The magnetic stripes on the backs of credit and debit cards are already being replaced with the new computer chip cards, called EMV cards, which stands for Europay, MasterCard, VISA. As of March 2016, 70% of credit card holders had a chip card (Source: Creditcards.com). Some retailers have still not upgraded their systems to accept chip cards, but even so another payment system of RFID chips and readers is ready to replace those old chip cards.
- Chips are being put into passports, called E-passports or biometric passports. They are already used in 14 countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia, India, Malaysia, Japan and eight others. (Source: Wikipedia)
- In many countries, RFID chips are already being used to pay for mass transit fares on buses, trains, subways, and even for collecting tolls on highways. (Source: Wikipedia)
- Most ski resorts in Europe and in Vail CO have already provided customers with RFID chip cards, which they wear in the left pocket of their ski jackets so they can access ski lifts without having to take their passes out of their pockets. (Source: Odin Technologies)
- After a limited run in the 2014 season, the National Football League (NFL) started equipping all players with a RFID chip in the 2015 season. The chip tracks the speed, distance, and direction travelled by each player in real-time. For now, they are embedded into each player’s shoulder pads. (Source: DailyDot.com) According to some reports, the NFL is considering putting chips into the footballs.
- Over 100 NCAA college football teams are now using chip technology, which is marketed under the brand name Catapult. Florida State, Clemson, LSU, Texas A&M, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, and Vanderbilt all the use the system. At South Carolina, every player wears the system during every practice and every workout. It measures everything from top-end speed to how much effort each player is giving based on what his maximum effort is judged to be. (Source: TheState.com)
- The Golden State Warriors NBA basketball team also use the Catapult chip system to measure player performance, conditioning, and movements. (Source: TheState.com)
- Schools are already using RFID chips implanted into children’s clothing, backpacks, and student ID’s to authorize entry into the main gate and track attendance. (Source: The Register)
- An estimated 30 million library books worldwide now contain RFID tags, replacing the old bar code tracking system. (Source: Informit.com)
Computer microchips offer many benefits without any real problems, so we can expect to see them being used in more ways in the future. However, the proliferation makes it easier to take the next step, implanting the chips into human hands. There are real problems when that happens, including eternal consequences which everyone needs to know about.
9 Then another angel, a third one, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand,
10 he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is mixed in full strength in the cup of His anger; and he will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.
11 And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever; they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.” (Revelation 14:9-11)
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