Applied Digital Solutions (ADS) received patent rights to new
technology named Digital Angel (TM) on December 10, 1999. What sets Digital Angel
apart from competing technologies is that it is a miniature digital transceiver specifically designed for
According to information released last year the implantable transceiver
"sends and receives data
and can be continuously tracked by GPS (Global Positioning Satellite)
technology. The transceiver's power supply and actuation system are unlike
anything ever created. When implanted within a body, the device is powered
electromechanically through the movement of muscles, and it can be activated
either by the 'wearer' or by the monitoring facility."
In a company press release dated February 15th, "Digital Angel has generated a large and positive response from both the
investing public and those who are interested in participating in the wide
array of applications for this technology."
ADS also claims that Digital Angel has "a variety of potential uses,
such as providing a tamper-proof means of identification for enhanced
e-business security, animal tracking, locating lost or missing individuals,
tracking the location of valuable property and monitoring the medical
conditions of at-risk patients."
Following the Internet World Wireless 2001 award this week for "Best
of Show: Client Services," Mercedes Walton, President and COO of Applied
Digital Solutions, said: ``We have always had high expectations for the
Digital Angel products. This award, is truly a validation of our faith in
Digital Angel's ability to capture the imagination of the public. Consumer
anticipation has translated into accelerated interest from potential partners
and allies. We are eager to bring Digital Angel to the marketplace in a very
I bet they are, God help us.
To further advocate Digital Angel technology, Applied Digital Solutions
launched a website http://www.digitalangel.net
where viewers can peruse diagrams and read summary information.
Other manufacturers of sub-skin implants have quietly field-tested similar
devices over the past few years. The London Times reported in October 1998,
"Film stars and the children of millionaires are among 45 people,
including several Britons, who have been fitted with the chips (called the Sky
Eye) in secret tests."
Due to civil liberty and privacy issues, the ACLU announced opposition to
mandatory microchip implantation when applied to humans. The ACLU is certain
to be a strange bedfellow of Christians and conservatives concerning this
THE FULFILLMENT OF PROPHECY?
Many Christians believe that, before long, an antichrist system will
appear. It will be a New World Order, under which national boundaries
dissolve, and ethnic groups, ideologies, religions, and economics from around
the world, orchestrate a single and dominant sovereignty. Such a system will
supposedly be free of religious and political extremes, and membership will
tolerate the philosophical and cultural differences of its constituents.
Except for minor nonconformities, war, intolerance, and hunger will be a thing
of the past.
According to popular Biblical interpretation, a single personality will
surface at the head of the utopian administration. He will appear as a man of
distinguished character, but will ultimately become "a king of fierce
countenance" (Dan. 8:23). With imperious decree the Antichrist will
facilitate a one-world government, universal religion, and globally monitored
socialism. Those who refuse his New World Order will inevitably be imprisoned
or destroyed, until at last he exalts himself "above all that is called
God, or that is worshiped, so that he, as God, sitteth in the temple of God,
showing himself that he is God" (2 Thess. 2:4).
Antichrist's widespread power will be derived at the expense of individual
human liberties. He will force "all, both small and great, rich and poor,
free and bond to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of
the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath
understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man;
and his number is Six hundred threescore and six " (Rev. 13:16-18).
For many years the idea that humans could somehow succumb to little more
than branded cattle, and that rugged individualism would thereafter be
sacrificed for an anesthetized universal harmony, was repudiated by
America’s greatest minds. Then, in the 1970’s, things began to change.
Following a call by Nelson Rockefeller for the creation of a "New World
Order," presidential candidate Jimmy Carter campaigned, saying, "We
must replace balance of power politics with world order politics."
During the 1980's President George Bush continued the one-world dirge,
announcing over national television that "a New World Order" had
arrived. Following the initial broadcast, President Bush addressed the
What is at stake is more than one small country
[Kuwait], it is a big idea--a new world order, where diverse nations are
drawn together in common cause to achieve the universal aspirations of
mankind: peace and security, freedom, and the rule of law. Such is a world
worthy of our struggle, and worthy of our children’s future!
Ever since the President's astonishing newscast, a parade of political and
religious leaders have discharged a profusion of rhetoric aimed at
implementing the goals of a New World Order.
Developers of biometric implant chips employ similar language in announcing
compatible global technologies, and many Americans consider electronically
marking humans or implanting a series of digital equations under the skin to
be the natural progress of advancing and necessary technologies.
IT SHOULD COME AS NO SURPRISE
Some people believe microchips are being developed
for mandatory human implantation and that such chips will be the Biblical Mark
of the Beast. These claim that bills such as the Emigration of Control
Act of 1996, Section 100, would permit injection of microchips for
identification purposes. This might be referred to as an invisible
tattoo or electronic media under the skin. Is such a system of
identification based on implantable microchip technology indeed being
developed? The following are a few examples:
far back as 1973, Senior Scholastics introduced school age children to the
concept of buying and selling using numbers inserted in the forehead. In the
September 20, 1973 feature "Who Is Watching You?" the secular high
school journal speculated:
"All buying and selling in the program will be
done by computer. No currency, no change, no checks. In the program, people
would receive a number that had been assigned them tattooed in their wrist or
forehead. The number is put on by laser beam and cannot be felt. The number in
the body is not seen with the naked eye and is as permanent as your
fingerprints. All items of consumer goods will be marked with a computer mark.
The computer outlet in the store which picks up the number on the items at the
checkstand will also pick up the number in the person's body and automatically
total the price and deduct the amount from the person's 'Special Drawing
the 1974 article "The Specter of Eugenics," Charles Frankel pointed
out Linus Pauling's (Nobel Prize winner) suggestions that a mark be tattooed
on the foot or forehead of every young person. Pauling envisioned a mark
April 20, 1976 patent is granted for an apparatus and method for remotely
monitoring and altering brain waves.
1980, U.S. News and World Report continued the warning, pointing out that the
Federal Government was contemplating "National Identity Cards,"
without which nobody could work or conduct business.
Denver Post Sun followed up in 1981, claiming that chip
implants could someday replace I.D. cards. The June 21, 1981 story read in
part, "The chip is placed in a needle which is affixed to a simple
syringe containing an anti-bacterial solution. The needle is capped and ready
to forever identify something--or somebody."
May 7, 1996 Chicago Tribune questioned whether we could trust Big Brother
under our skin?
1997 applications for patents of subcutaneous implant devices for "a
person or an animal" were applied for.
April 27, 1998, edition of Time Magazine runs the story, The Big Bank Theory
And What It Says About The Future OF Money, in which they opine "Your
daughter can store the money any way she wants--on her laptop, on a debit
card, even (in the not too distant future) on a chip implanted under her
August 1998 the BBC covered the first known human microchip implantation. (see
same month the Sunday Oregonian warned that proposed medical identifiers might
erode privacy rights by tracking individuals through alphanumeric health
identifier technologies. The startling Oregonian feature depicted humans with
barcodes in their foreheads.
Senator Robb's (Virginia) MARC (multi-technology automated reader card) Card
Amendment was added to FY97 DOD Authorization Bill.
Bionics technology is attempting to create organisms that contain linked
organic (human cells) material with biometric chips for human implantation (documentation
Scientists are also working on half-human, half-silicon chips (story)
here for Hundreds of Supporting Documents, Recent News Stories, and Research links to
Advancing Sciences of Implantable Chip
Meanwhile, it's the year 2001, and Digital Angel is growing in popularity.
DIGITAL "MARKS" SOON BE MANDATORY?
Microchip implantation is currently introduced as a voluntary procedure.
But a report written by Elaine M. Ramish for the Franklin Pierce Law Center
says, "A [mandatory] national identification system
via microchip implants could be achieved in two stages: Upon introduction as a
voluntary system, the microchip implantation will appear to be palatable.
After there is a familiarity with the procedure and a knowledge of its
benefits, implantation would be mandatory."
George Getz, the communications director for the
Libertarian Party agrees, saying:
After all, the government has never forced
anyone to have a driver license, [but] try getting along without one, when
everyone from your local banker to the car rental man to the hotel operator
to the grocery store requires one in order for you to take advantage of
their services, that amounts to a de facto mandate. If the government can
force you to surrender your fingerprints to get a drivers license, why can't
it force you to get a computer chip implant?
As Social Security numbers were first voluntary, then mandatory, biometric
chip implants are universally inevitable unless citizens rise up in immediate
and national opposition. People like Mr. Getz may be on to something.
Conservatives and liberals alike had better contact state and federal
representatives while they still can and demand immediate protection. Laws
preserving individual rights need to be enacted by Congress before Digital
Angel and similar forces lead humanity down a high-tech path of no return.
Note what the prophet said!
he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to
receive a mark [charagma;
from Greek charax meaning to stake down into or "stick
into"] in their right hand, or in their
foreheads....Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the
number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six
hundred threescore and six (Rev. 13:16-18)
Did the prophet foresee a hypodermic needle
injecting something beneath the skin? Probably.
A temporary victory was won against such ideas following the original
news story by Raiders News Update concerning ADS's implantable microchip
intentions. News services across the web ran our story resulting in an inundation
by concerned readers. ADS then released this statement: "We are not
pursuing any applications for embedded chips and we have moved away from that
for a couple of reasons....There are a number of privacy concerns and
religious implications -- fundamentalist Christian groups regard it
[implanting computer chips] as the Devil's work."
Of course this is only a temporary reprieve. Wearing the Mark of the Beast
like a wrist-watch is a clever way to move one step closer to the palm of your
hand. These are differences in degree, not in kind.
And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud
voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in
his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath
of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation;
and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the
holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment
ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who
worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his
name. (Rev. 14:9-11)
Copyright © 2001 Thomas Horn
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