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Is the VeriChip the "Mark of the Beast?"

December 06, 2003 | 18,886 views
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Within a few years a service will be available that will allow consumers to pay for merchandise using a microchip embedded beneath their skin. The VeriChip, which is about the size of a grain of rice, is Applied Digital’s new subdermal chip that could someday replace the use of all credit and debit cards. Instead of standing in long checkout lines customers could make purchases by scanning themselves with special readers.

Although the VeriChip holds the possibility of added convenience, there are already problems on the horizon. The most obvious one is the squeamishness of potential users, ascustomers will have the VeriChip embedded in their skin, which means elective surgery. Also, Applied Digital is attracting attention from some fundamentalist Christians who believe the Verichip relates to the biblical "mark of the beast." It is said that Satan will someday force people to "receive a mark" on their foreheads or hands in order to purchase or sell goods. Applied Digital officials say such concern is unfounded because people have a say in whether they want to have the chip surgically implanted.

Wired News November 25, 2003


Dr. Mercola's Comments:

It has been over a year since I first posted an article on the first-ever computer ID chip that could be embedded beneath a person's skin. The article has an actual picture of the chip that is implanted under a person's skin.

Most know how much of a gadget fanatic I am, but this is one gadget I am choosing to avoid, no matter what the benefits are. Although these types of implantable computer chips certainly offer many advantages from a convenience standpoint, it’s important to really reflect on the implications of implanting a trackable device, full of personal information, into your own, or your child’s, body.

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