Once again RFID is raising it’s ugly head as we see another instance of people getting “chipped”.

iWon News – Microchip Implants Raise Privacy Concern
Microchip Implants Raise Privacy ConcernCityWatcher.com, a provider of surveillance equipment, attracted little notice itself – until a year ago, when two of its employees had glass-encapsulated microchips with miniature antennas embedded in their forearms.

The “chipping” of two workers with RFIDs – radio frequency identification tags as long as two grains of rice, as thick as a toothpick – was merely a way of restricting access to vaults that held sensitive data and images for police departments, a layer of security beyond key cards and clearance codes, the company said.

I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it.  This kind of technology is very likely what will make up the “Mark of the Beast” described in Revelation 13.  Honestly, even *IF* it were not, it’s still just got entirely too much potential for the loss of privacy.

That privacy loss comes in the fact that anyone with one of these things implanted in them would be easy to track just by simply placing an array of chip readers in strategic locations.  Even if it wasn’t practical to track ALL of your movements, such a system could easily gather enough data to paint a pretty thorough picture of your movements, shopping habits, eating habits, your taste in clothing, .. the list is endless.

This kind of thing needs to be fought for as long as possible.  Lawmakers need to be made aware how much we don’t like the idea of being tracked and monitored to the extent such a sytem will eventualy make possible.

For all those who are prepared with the standard “if you don’t have anything to hide you shouldn’t mind” comeback.  It’s not that anyone has anything to hide, it’s simply that humans have a right to privacy and there are things that is none of the governments (or anyone elses!) business.

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