Parents demanding RFID implants for children

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Written by Chris Perver  
Monday, 21 May 2007 17:00
This link from my friend Olli-Pekka...

After the Asian Tsunami claimed the lives of over 250,000 people in December 2004, questions started being raised on whether the adoption of an implantable microchip could have made the job of locating loved-ones much easier. Indeed companies such as VeriChip were already using their implantable RFID chip to keep track of the dead bodies after they were recovered from the sea. But as the agony continues over the abduction of Madeline McCann, a three-year old Briton who is still missing after being snatched from a Portuguese apartment a few weeks ago, parents are starting to wonder whether having their child electronically tagged could help in the event of such a tragedy occurring.

Quote: "But Professor Warwick says that if there was sufficient demand from the public and the initiative was backed by child-safety groups, it would not be difficult to make chip implants – about an inch long – available nationally in a relatively short period of time. He says that further work may be needed to determine how best to recharge the device but, because it would be in "sleep mode", it would need only very low power. "It might be that once a year the child has to hold his arm up to a charger," he says.

As was reported recently, such an initiative is already being carried out by VeriChip in nursing homes for Alzheimer patients, enabling staff to know the whereabouts of any person within a building at any one particular time. Tracking a person anywhere on the planet is a little more difficult, but not an impossibility as I have previously stated in the Mark of the Beast article. Companies are now making GPS circuits small enough to be embedded in wrist-watches, and VeriChip already has a working GPS implant prototype that is about the size of an American Dime. The problem is that the chip needs an electrical power source, and VeriChip have solved that problem by using a tiny Lithium battery - corrosive to human skin of course. Although the Bible states the Mark of the Beast technology is primarily used for financial transactions, talk about implanting people with microchips in the arms or other parts of the body is no doubt conditioning the human psyche towards eventually accepting the real Mark of the Beast, when it is issued by the False Prophet during the tribulation period. 

Source Times Online

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