And he causeth 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. –Revelation 13:16-17
A software design company has offered to implant microchips in the hands of its employees (http://kstp.com/news/wisconsin-company-to-implant-microchips-in-employees-three-square-market/4549459/), and over 50 employees have already consented.
Displaying a total absence of thought, the CEO said, “It’s the next thing that’s inevitably going to happen, and we want to be a part of it.” The shallowness of that comment takes one’s breath away. Talk about big things done for little reasons…
Anyhow, the microchip is supposed to make life super-easy. “I’ll hold my hand up,” said the CEO, “just like my cell phone, and it’ll pay for my product.” ‘Cause it’s just so unbearably strenuous to take some cash out of a wallet.
And best of all, we have his word for it that the chips will be “both encrypted and secure.” Uh-huh. Really, aren’t we a bit too old to believe in fairy tales?
Someday the whole world is going to discover that computerization ain’t quite what it’s cracked up to be. And a lot of people are going to be really, really mad that they were led so far down the garden path.