|Motorola looking at RFID 'pill' to identify smart-phone users|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Sunday, 02 June 2013 16:49|
Chief Executive of Motorola, Dennis
Woodside, has revealed that his company is looking into using RFID as
a way of verifying a mobile phone user's identity, reducing the need
for remembering complex sets of passwords or pin numbers. He made the
announcement at California's D11 conference last Thursday. Using the
latest generation of 'smart-phones', a person can browse the
internet, carry small amounts of electronic money, and even store
more information than many personal computers could just a few years
ago. Thus there is an ever increasing need to ensure the security of
personal information on our phones and to minimize the risk of loss
if they should happen to fall into the wrong hands. Already you can
download applications for smart-phones and tablets that use biometric
recognition software to verify a user's identity, either through
fingerprinting or iris scans. While these methods might be more
secure than your average password, they are still cumbersome to use.
Now mobile phone companies such as Motorola and Nokia are looking at
the possibility of using RFID to verify a user's identity, through the use of ingestible chips and wearable electronics...
Quote: “Motorola is also investigating the Proteus Digital Health pill, which has already been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration and was given European regulatory approval in 2010. Its computer chip is powered by a battery using the acid in a user’s stomach. The pill creates a unique signal like an ECG trace that can be picked up by devices outside the body and which could be used to verify a user’s identity. It can be taken daily for up to a month, it has been claimed. Woodside admitted that such experimental ideas were not going to be on sale soon. But he claimed Motorola had “tested it authenticating a phone, and it works.'
Nokia, on the other hand, are looking at 'wearable' electronics. You may remember when I commented on this article a couple of years back. Researchers at the University of Illinois developed an electronic circuit that could be worn like a tattoo. The circuitry is manufactured in such a way that it is flexible and can bend and stretch with the skin. The 'tattoo' sticks to the skin using the minute forces of attraction that exist between atoms at the atomic level. Already many manufacturers are embedding miniature RFID circuits in their barcode stickers in order to track inventory and prevent theft. Peel off virtually any barcode sticker on the back of a DVD case and you will find an RFID circuit embedded in the paper. Nokia are wanting to use this technology on people in order to verify the identity of their smart-phone users.
While Nokia may be looking at wearable RFID circuits and Motorola at a ingestible RFID pill, the question always remains... What if someone else eats my pills? What if the tattoo gets lost or stolen? As we have said many times before, the case will eventually be made for having these chips implanted in your body. And as you can see from the picture in this article, that is what is now happening...
Quote: “A tiny radio frequency identification (RFID) computer chip under the skin of Mikey Aklar's left hand is recognized with an RFID reader in New York January 4, 2006.
The Bible states that during the tribulation period, a world leader will rise up who will compel all people to have a 'mark' embedded in their right hand or forehead, and that without this mark no man should buy or sell (Revelation 13:16-17). We have already shown you how the VeriChip, an implantable RFID chip about the size of a grain of rice, is already being used in Spain as a method of electronic payment. And that this device is being specifically implanted into the right arm, and often into the wrist, rather than the upper shoulder area as Applied Digital Solutions claim. The Bible does not say what crisis will cause the global implementation of this system. But as you can see, we now have the technology to bring about the fulfilment of this prophecy. That can only mean one thing, that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back soon. He is coming back, first of all, to take all those who have trusted in Him for salvation, to be with Him where He is (John 14:3). And shortly after that He will return, to bring judgement upon this wicked world, and to set up His Millennial Kingdom upon earth (Daniel 2:44). The question is, are you ready? Have your sins been forgiven? Have you trusted in Him for salvation? The Lord Jesus Christ came to earth the first time in order to provide a way whereby you could be saved. He bore God's punishment for your sins when He gave His life upon the cross of Calvary. He sacrificed Himself in order that you might be rescued. And all who believe on Him, accepting that His sacrifice upon the cross was sufficient payment to God for their sins (Isaiah 53:11), and acknowledging Jesus as Lord and Saviour, shall have the forgiveness of sins and everlasting life in heaven (John 3:16). Have you trusted Him? Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation today (Acts 16:31).