With regard to your story dated Oct. 17 about under-skin chips for athletes, this is not the first time this has happened.
Swedish Railways (the national company) has modified its passenger turnstiles so that people with a microchip implanted in their hand can breeze through without lining up to buy tickets from a machine or agent, or even without swiping their credit card through the turnstile. This saves a lot of time during rush hour, although I haven't seen how many people are actually using it.
In Sweden only 2 percent of transactions are by cash, compared to 33 percent in the U.S. Any thinking person would see the long-term implications of this dehumanizing innovation even if they haven't read Revelation. I imagine Big Brother rubbing his hands in glee!
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