‘Twas Lord Byron who said it first, I believe: “‘Tis strange but
true; for truth is always strange; Stranger than fiction.”

In the 21st century, I’m certain we will find that truth is even
stranger than science fiction.

You had better sit down for this one, privacy fans. A company called
Applied Digital Solutions has what sounds to
me like the final solution. The NASDAQ-traded high-tech company is
excited about its acquisition of the patent rights to a miniature
digital transceiver – which it nicknamed “Digital Angel (R).”
Personally, I think it should be rated X – or worse.

The product is billed as a versatile transceiver that can send and
receive data – and which can be implanted in humans.

It can provide a tamper-proof means of identification for enhanced
business security, the company boasts. It can locate lost or missing
individuals, say the proud owners. It can track and locate valuable
property, they claim. It can monitor the medical conditions of at-risk
patients. And it can slice, dice and destroy the last vestiges of
personal privacy in an increasingly impersonal world.

The implantable transceiver’s signals can be tracked continuously by
global positioning satellites. When implanted in the body, the device is
powered electromagnetically through the movement of muscles, and it can
be activated either by the wearer or by the monitoring facility.

“While a number of other tracking and monitoring technologies have
been patented and marketed in the past, they are all unsuitable for the
widespread tracking, recovery and identification of people due to a
variety of limitations, including unwieldy size, maintenance
requirements, insufficient or inconvenient power-supply and activation
difficulties,” explains a company prospectus. “For the first time in the
history of location and monitoring technology, Digital Angel(R)
overcomes these limitations.”

Oh, goody.

The company projects a global market for this technology in excess of
$100 billion.

But the applications it discusses just don’t add up to that kind of
number. The math doesn’t work for me. You decide. Here’s what the
company is talking about: business security, locating individuals,
monitoring medical conditions, tracking and locating essential military
and diplomatic personnel, tracking personal property.

The only way that adds up to a hundred billion in my calculator is if
every human being on earth gets one of these implants. And maybe that’s
the idea.

On Jan. 31, APS accepted the special “Technology Pioneers” award from
the World Economic Forum for the company’s
contributions to worldwide economic development and social progress
through technology advancements.

And what is the World Economic Forum? It bills itself as an
independent organization committed to improving the state of the world.
It does this by “creating the foremost global partnerships of business,
political, intellectual and other leaders of society to define and
discuss key issues on the global agenda.”

Now, I want you to use your imagination here, for a moment. Why would
an organization committed to breaking down nationalist barriers and
moving the world toward global government give a technology award to a
company that just acquired the patent to a sophisticated, implantable
identification device? Hmmmmm? And guess what one of the foremost goals
of WEF is? You got it – vaccinating every human being on the planet.
How convenient! What a coincidence.

President Clinton recently addressed the WEF in Davos, Switzerland.
He boasted about asking the Congress to give pharmaceutical
conglomerates tax credits to make vaccines more widely available at low
cost. He appealed for a similar effort from the World Bank, other
nations and the corporate world to deliver the vaccines to the people
who need them – meaning everyone.

How could ADS ever hope to make $100 billion with this new
technology? By implanting it in every human being in the world. And how
could that be done? At vaccination time, of course.

Let’s see now. The application is buying and selling. The technology
is implantable. The plans are global.

This sounds remarkably like something I read in Revelation 13:16-18:
“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. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath
understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a
man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.”

Digital Angel? Sounds more like we could be entering the age of the
Digital Devil.

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