A Chip ID That’s Only Skin-Deep

A Florida company is poised to become the first to sell microchips designed to be implanted into human beings, an achievement that opens the door to new systems of medical monitoring and ID screening

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4 Comments


  1. keryn

    26 July 2003 at 9.37 am

    The human microchip is just the next stage in ending the world. The faster this comes, the faster jesus comes. Read the bible. This happens. the mark of the beast. right hand or forehead. there only. where does the microchip only work?? in those two places. you’re screwed if you take the mark.

  2. sbszine

    28 July 2003 at 2.32 pm

    Let’s all get microcips to make Jebus get here faster! Hallelujah!

  3. JO ANN

    18 July 2004 at 5.01 am

    IF YOU DON’T TAKE THE MARK OF THE BEAST IN THE FOREHEAD OR THE HAND YOU CAN NEITHER BUY NOR SELL, IF YOU DO YOU ARE ETERNALLY LOST. WHAT WILL YOU CHOOSE?

  4. Red Wolf

    18 July 2004 at 3.02 pm

    If I were you, I’d be having serious thoughts about getting that broken Caps Lock key fixed. If the lunatic rant didn’t peg you as a moron, typing in uppercase certainly sealed the deal. And if you’re an example of what’s going to heaven, bring on the microchips

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