Microchip implants have become more common for our pets, but have encountered more resistance when it comes to people. Were you aware that there has been an ongoing debate about bar-coding infants at birth, as an easy way for every individual to have a unique permanent ID?
Did you know that in 2002 an implantable ID chip was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration? But it was discontinued in 2010 due to concerns about privacy and safety. Rightfully, opponents argue it would create a “Big Brother” society where all citizens can be tracked. Furthermore, opponents are concerned about security breaches by hackers. Imagine if someone could get access to your personal ID chip? (The thought of being internally hacked gives me the creeps!)
One security expert said the time will come when these issues are resolved. “We can have security; we can have convenience; and we can have privacy,” he said. If he is right, then public acceptance will follow. And we will have a computer data base that covers the entire globe, keeping track of every man, woman and child, where they are, and when and what they buy and sell. Sounds exactly like the one predicted in Revelation 13:17.