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Rev 13:16 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:
Rev 13:17 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.
Rev 13:18 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.
Barcode everyone at birth
May 22, 2012 Each week a global thinker from the worlds of philosophy, science, psychology or the arts is given a minute to put forward a radical, inspiring or controversial idea – no matter how improbable – that they believe would change the world.
This week science fiction writer Elizabeth Moon argues that everyone should be given a barcode at birth.
“If I were empress of the Universe I would insist on every individual having a unique ID permanently attached - a barcode if you will; an implanted chip to provide an easy, fast inexpensive way to identify individuals.
It would be imprinted on everyone at birth. Point the scanner at someone and there it is.
Having such a unique barcode would have many advantages. In war soldiers could easily differentiate legitimate targets in a population from non combatants.
This could prevent mistakes in identity, mistakes that result in the deaths of innocent bystanders. Weapons systems would record the code of the use, identifying how fired which shot and leading to more accountability in the field.
Anonymity would be impossible as would mistaken identity making it easier to place responsibility accurately, not only in war but also in non-combat situations far from the war.”
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'Hologram' to greet and guide travelers at N.Y. airports
May 22, 2012 A female "avatar" -- in the form of a life-size hologram type of image -- will soon begin greeting and guiding people at special kiosks at the New York area's three airports.
The computerized avatars will provide automated, basic information to travelers in LaGuardia's Central Terminal Building, Newark Liberty's Terminal B and JFK's Terminal 5 when they are installed in early July.
The computer-generated customer-service agent will be able to respond verbally when asked questions on everything from where the nearest restroom is to where customers should head for a connecting flight.
The virtual worker is projected on a pane of glass that was given the figure of a woman.
This is the first time this technology will be used at an airport in North America, according to the Port Authority.
Human barcode could make society more organized, but invades privacy, civil liberties
Jun 1, 2012 Would you barcode your baby?
Microchip implants have become standard practice for our pets, but have been a tougher sell when it comes to the idea of putting them in people.
Science fiction author Elizabeth Moon last week rekindled the debate on whether it's a good idea to "barcode" infants at birth in an interview on a BBC radio program.
“I would insist on every individual having a unique ID permanently attached — a barcode if you will — an implanted chip to provide an easy, fast inexpensive way to identify individuals,” she said on The Forum, a weekly show that features "a global thinking" discussing a "radical, inspiring or controversial idea" for 60 seconds .
Moon believes the tools most commonly used for surveillance and identification — like video cameras and DNA testing — are slow, costly and often ineffective.
In her opinion, human barcoding would save a lot of time and money.
The proposal isn’t too far-fetched - it is already technically possible to "barcode" a human - but does it violate our rights to privacy?
Opponents argue that giving up anonymity would cultivate an “Orwellian” society where all citizens can be tracked.
“To have a record of everywhere you go and everything you do would be a frightening thing,” Stanley, senior policy analyst at the American Civil Liberties Union, told the Daily News.
He warned of a “check-point society” where everyone carries an internal passport and has to show their papers at every turn, he said.
JCPenney’s To Eliminate Check-Out Clerks
July 19, 2012 The CEO of JCPenney is the former retail chief of Apple, and he wants to shake things up to restore the company to profitability.
But one of his ideas – replacing clerks with a self-check-out system – well, that doesn’t go over too well with some customers.
“I think it’s a bad idea all way around if you ask me,” says Jack Soffel of Robinson.
Soffel shops at Penney’s and worries that the change will result in poor customer service.
“I don’t want to walk into a place that’s so austere that it’s nothing but mechanics and automation,” he adds. “I like to talk to people, they help me, they ask me, they take me to find things.”
Penney’s CEO Ron Johnson says the store will switch the traditional bar codes on price tags to RFID’s – or radio frequency identification chips – and use self-service checkout machines found in many grocery stores.
“That’s taking away jobs from people,” notes Kuhn. “People need to work and make money. Plus, if I’m coming to the store, I want to have someone there to help me.”
Now, JCPenney will not be eliminating store clerks all together. Each of the proposed boutiques within the store will have its staff.
But beginning in 2014, at check-out you’ll be on your own.
In an email, a Penny’s spokesman would not say how many jobs would be lost, saying instead this new check-out would actually free employees to help customers in other ways.
U.S. military developing spychips for soldiers
Government wants health benefits from nanosensors
May 5, 2012 The U.S. military wants to plant nanosensors in soldiers to monitor health on future battlefields and immediately respond to needs, but a privacy expert warns the step is just one more down the road to computer chips for all.
“It’s never going to happen that the government at gunpoint says, ‘You’re going to have a tracking chip,’” said Katherine Albrecht, who with Liz McIntyre authored “Spychips,” a book that warns of the threat to privacy posed by Radio Frequency Identification.
“It’s always in incremental steps. If you can put a microchip in someone that doesn’t track them … everybody looks and says, ‘Come on,’” she said. “It’ll be interesting seeing where we go.”
According to a report at Mobiledia, the U.S. military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has confirmed plans to create nanosensors to monitor the health of soldiers on battlefields.
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Mint Promotes Digital-Chip Currency For Penniless Future
April 2012 On the cusp of the post-penny age, the Royal Canadian Mint is preparing to launch a digital alternative to all coinage and small bank notes — dubbed "MintChip" — which it hails as the natural next step in the "evolution of currency." The concept was quietly introduced on Wednesday when the Ottawa-based Crown corporation activated a website outlining its vision for the future of MintChip — described as "better than cash" and "so easy even a child can use it" — and invited software developers to begin imagining different ways the technology could be employed. In fact, the mint is offering $50,000 in an old-fashioned currency — gold — to winners of a contest aimed at developing smart-phone apps and other ways of demonstrating MintChip's benefits as a payment system for consumers.
Tracking Chips for Brazilian School Kids
Locator chips keep kids from cutting class in Brazil
March 22, 2012 SAO PAOLO – Grade-school students in a northeastern Brazilian city are using uniforms embedded with locator chips that help alert parents if they're cutting classes.
Twenty thousand students in 25 of Vitoria da Conquista's 213 public schools started using T-shirts with chips earlier this week, secretary Coriolano Moraes said by telephone.
By 2013, all of the city's 43,000 public school students, aged 4 to 14, will be using the chip-embedded T-shirts, he added.
Radio frequency chips in "intelligent uniforms" let a computer know when children enter school and it sends a text message to their cell phones. Parents are also alerted if kids don't show up 20 minutes after classes begin with the following message: "Your child has still not arrived at school."
CHIP the BABIES!
Day care centers turn to biometrics
July 24, 2012 Playhouse Child Care Center already had a keypad that required parents to enter a four-digit code. But Ward said she liked the peace of mind that comes with knowing that anyone picking up a child from the center must first prove their identity. "I'm all about more security when it comes to my kids," Ward said. A growing number of child care centers nationwide are turning to biometric technology to ensure that only parents or authorized caregivers can enter and leave with a child. Biometric systems use distinctive human characteristics, such as a fingerprint or thumbprint, to identify someone before the door will unlock. "There's no way of faking it or bypassing the system or anything like that," said Ted Pichler, owner of the Learning Curve Child Center and Preparatory Preschool in Gilbert, Ariz., one of the first in the nation to adopt biometrics when it opened in 2004.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children doesn't keep statistics on child abductions from day care centers, which are rare. However, child care centers often serve families involved in custody disputes, where one parent isn't allowed to pick up the children, Pichler said. A fingerprint system can help avoid problems because "there's no way for them to access the center," he said.
Playhouse Child Care Center in Sartell chose a fingerprint ID unit when it was upgrading its security system last year because it was easier for parents than remembering a code and more secure, co-director Molly Olmscheid said.
"I do like it because it is so individualized," Olmscheid said. "Parents can't just give so-and-so their security code."
Most child care centers still use an access system that requires a key code to get into a classroom, said Linda Kostantenaco, president of the National Child Care Association.
More Schools Look To Biometric ID For Tracking Kids
August 6, 2012 It’s a high tech idea whose time has — or may sometime soon — come. Palm Beach County schools officials are considering a proposal that would have the more than 60,000 students who ride a big yellow bus to school each day giving their fingerprints on an electronic key pad to get on the bus. In a July 9 message on his department’s blog, School District Chief of Support Operations Joe Sanches told principals that based on their responses in a recent anonymous survey on the use of biometrics in schools “we will seek Board approval to pursue a pilot use on school buses.” Simply put, biometrics is the use of a person’s unique biological characteristics — most typically their fingerprint — to identify them.
First The Biometric Wristband
Scientists are working on creating a new biometric bracelet that could also “talk” to devices on a person’s body, allowing data collected by blood pressure cuffs and heart monitoring devices to be matched to correct electronic records. The devices could prevent mix-ups of health records at military and veteran hospitals. The researchers, led by Dartmouth College computer scientist Cory Cornelius, have developed technology that matches a person's bioimpedance -- their physiological response to the flow of electric current passing through tissues -- to a unique identity. Bioimpedance can be used to pinpoint specific people because everyone has a different structure of bone, flesh and blood vessels.
'Digital pill' with chip inside gets FDA green light
666 Update: Digital Pill With Biometric Tracking Chip & Skin Mark-Patch Gets FDA Green Light
August 3, 2012 Ever wonder if you remembered to take your pills this morning? A medical tech startup has a novel solution: Swallow a computer chip that will help you keep track.
Proteus Digital Health scored a big victory this week when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted approval for the company's "ingestible sensor" invention. The 1 square millimeter device - roughly the size of a grain of sand - can relay information about your insides to you, and if you choose, to your doctor or nurse.
The chip works by being imbedded into a pill. Ingest it at the same time that you take your medication and it will go to work inside you, recording the time you took your dose. It transmits that information through your skin to a stick-on patch, which in turn sends the data to a mobile phone application and any other devices you authorize.
The system's goal is to overcome our forgetful impulses, says Andrew Thompson, the CEO and cofounder of Proteus.
"People live busy and complex lives, and as a result often don't take their medicines correctly," Thompson says. "We wanted to develop a solution that would help make existing medicines more effective in real life."
The European Union approved Proteus' system device in 2010, according to the company. The Redwood City, Calif., company plans to bring its first product, called "Helius," to market later this year in the U.K. in partnership with the Lloydspharmacy chain.
Helius includes Proteus' mobile health app, a supply of its stick-on patches (they last seven days, then need replacing) and a stash of its sensor-equipped placebo chips. The company declined to comment on the system's planned price tag.
The first wave of Proteus products will rely on placebo pills taken at the same time as the patient's medication. The company hopes to eventually get its sensors built straight into common medications, Thompson says.
Proteus' spent four years working through the FDA approval process. Now that it's got a green light, it plans to begin working on a U.S. version of its Helius system.
Scientists Successfully ‘Hack’ Brain To Obtain Private Data
August 24, 2012 It sounds like something out of the movie “Johnny Mnemonic,” but scientists have successfully been able to “hack” a brain with a device that’s easily available on the open market.
Researchers from the University of California and University of Oxford in Geneva figured out a way to pluck sensitive information from a person’s head, such as PIN numbers and bank information.
The scientists took an off-the-shelf Emotiv brain-computer interface, a device that costs around $299, which allows users to interact with their computers by thought.
The scientists then sat their subjects in front of a computer screen and showed them images of banks, people, and PIN numbers. They then tracked the readings coming off of the brain, specifically the P300 signal.
The P300 signal is typically given off when a person recognizes something meaningful, such as someone or something they interact with on a regular basis.
Scientists that conducted the experiment found they could reduce the randomness of the images by 15 to 40 percent, giving them a better chance of guessing the correct answer.
Another interesting facet about the experiments is how the P300 signal could be read for lie detection.
In the paper that the scientists released, they state that “the P300 can be used as a discriminative feature in detecting whether or not the relevant information is stored in the subject’s memory.
“For this reason, a GKT based on the P300 has a promising use within interrogation protocols that enable detection of potential criminal details held by the suspect,” the researchers said.
However, scientists say this way of lie detection is “vulnerable to specific countermeasures,” but not as many compared to a traditional lie detector.
This could only be the beginning of a new form of fraud. Scientists say that a person with their guard lowered could be “easily engaged into ‘mind games’ that camouflage the interrogation of the user and make them more cooperative.”
Also, much like other household electronics, “the ever increasing quality of devices, success rates of attacks will likely improve.”
Be ye not deceived...our blessed hope is eternal life with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ IN HEAVEN!
1 Corin 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
Australians implant 'world first' bionic eye
August 30, 2012 Australian scientists successfully implanted a "world first" bionic eye prototype, describing it as a major breakthrough for the visually impaired.
Bionic Vision Australia (BVA), a government-funded science consortium, said it had surgically installed an "early prototype" robotic eye in a woman with hereditary sight loss caused by degenerative retinitis pigmentosa.
Described as a "pre-bionic eye", the tiny device is attached to Dianne Ashworth's retina and contains 24 electrodes which send electrical impulses to stimulate her eye's nerve cells.
Researchers switched on the device in their laboratory last month after Ashworth had fully recovered from surgery and she said it was an incredible experience.
"I didn't know what to expect, but all of a sudden, I could see a little flash -- it was amazing," she said in a statement.
"Every time there was stimulation there was a different shape that appeared in front of my eye.
Penny Allen, the surgeon who implanted the device, described it as a "world first".
SCHOOL STUDENT CHIPPING PLAN
August 31, 2012 Parents protest radio monitoring of their children. GOOD!
A rebellion is developing in Texas against a plan by a school district in San Antonio that would monitor the exact location and activities of all students at all times through RFID chips they are being ordered to wear.
RFID tracking is dehumanizing, since it can “monitor how long a student or teacher spends in a bathroom stall.
Katie Deolloz, a member of Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering, told WND that parents and students from San Antonio’s Northside Independent School District confronted the school board, stating their concerns about privacy and other issues “clearly and passionately.”
School district officials did not respond.
A coalition of civil rights and privacy organizations publicly stated their opposition to “spychipping” the students.
Children should never be used as test subjects for technology, no matter what their socio-economic status.
^ This seems to be at a growing number of schools around the country - no, not nearly at every school, but it seems like it's at least being done on certain testing grounds, it seems.
I was in SW Louisiana a couple of weeks ago and was in a local library. Met a fellow Christian there, and she told me how a local elementary school was doing just that, and Christian parents were outraged over this. It was refreshing to talk to a fellow Christian who's watching end times prophecies, to say the least!
Anyhow, Jesus Christ says to WATCH in these last days - it's saddening to see the modern-day church act like everything's getting gooder-and-gooder. The end times prophecies are slowly starting to unfold now - and we ain't seen nothin' yet!
Sweden aims to be cashless society
Invisible Government running USA
Invisible Government running USA with NO allegiance to the people (sheepl).
An invisible government that is incredibly Evil in intent is - and has been - in control of the U.S. government.
They virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes.
They control both parties.
It operates under cover of a self-created screen and seizes our legislative bodies, schools, courts, newspapers
and every agency created for the public protection. As a result, we have come to be one of the worst ruled,
one of the most completely controlled governments in the civilized world, no longer a government by the
vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and the duress of small groups of dominant men.
666 * Sweden Goes Cashless
September 8, 2012 Sweden is heading toward a completely cashless society.
Bills and coins represent only 3% of Sweden economy, compared to 9% in the eurozone and 7% in the U.S.
A move towards a cashless society is a move towards total tyranny.
Sweden is a NWO test tube. (So is Greece.)
Many things were tested in Sweden first before being pushed further afield.
Of course it is always promoted as ''progress''. Sweden is one of the most controlled nanny states in Europe, government has its nose in everybodys business.
People without a card will be looked down upon.
Cash is a low class currency. It will become the in thing to have the RFID chip implanted by those that are modern.
Watch the celebrities start pushing the propaganda as a status symbol.
Sweden goes cashless, the world may soon follow
STOCKHOLM - There are many, many things to dislike about analog money. Cash and coins are unwieldy, heavy, dirty.
They leave no automatic record of the financial transactions that are made with them.
In Sweden, cash is scarce and becoming scarcer.
Even houses of worship are becoming increasingly friendly to cash-free transactions, digital tithes!
This isnt the end of cash, though it may see its habitat cut back.
A cash-reduced culture gives rise to new concerns, of cybersecurity and about privacy.
You are traced every time you pay.
The number of bank robberies in Sweden has dropped. –The Atlantic
Sweden could be first country to go cashless as even churches are taking cards for offerings
Bills and coins now just 3% of Sweden's economy
Bank robberies plunge, but cyber crime surges
Sweden was the first European country to introduce bank notes in 1661.
Now its come farther than most on the path toward getting rid of them.
Why we should be printing bank notes at all anymore.
Sweden leads move to cashless mobile economy
Sweden is moving towards a cashless economy with card transactions instead of cash.
Robberies are down and bank processes are more efficient.
But not everyone is happy with the change.
Buses no longer accept cash after a series of robberies.
Now, in order to get on the bus, you can use a prepaid ticket or cell phone text message.
Card payments are now the norm
Credit and debit cards dominate payment in Sweden and in most of the developed world.
In Iceland and the US, 93% of retail transactions were non-cash. In Sweden it is 97%.
Some businesses have stopped accepting cash, preferring electronic only methods.
Other businesses have not fully embraced the credit and debit revolution, preferring only to use cash.
They use mobile devices to facilitate cashless transactions, iPhone or iPad.
In Africa, Paypass tap and go payment chips from Mastercard enables payments through NFC on your mobile phone.
U.S. GOVERNMENT KEEN ON TRACKING CITIZENS
(PCWORLD) Evidence continues to mount that the U.S. government is keen on tracking its citizens.
The FBI has started rolling out its $1 billion biometric Next Generation Identification (NGI) system, a nationwide database of mug shots, iris scans, DNA samples, voice recordings, palm prints, and other biometrics collected from more than 100 million Americans and intended to help identify and catch criminals.
The FBI has been piloting the program with several states and by the time it’s fully deployed in 2014 will have at its fingertips a facial recognition database that includes at least 12 million photos of people’s faces.
The Underground World of Human Cyborgs
There is a growing subculture of do-it-yourself cyborgs who want to push the limits of human potential by implanting technology into their bodies, expanding their senses and ability to interact with the world.
While writing an article on a group of biohackers in Pittsburgh, writer Ben Popper from the technology website theverge.com became one himself.
He joined us this week to share his story and demonstrate the wafer sized magnet he had implanted in his ring finger, which he describes as the "training wheels" of biohacking.
Most biohackers, like the ones Mr. Popper met, operate underground and away from medical regulation. Rare earth metals are implanted with scalpels in tattoo parlors instead of hospitals, and without anesthesia. Once implanted, the biohackers can sense electromagnetic fields, giving them a 6th sense to feel the world around them. His wife has a simpler version of this implant, which allows the two of them to feel the sensation of someone shaking her hand while separated by continents.
But the practical implications of biohacking go beyond feeling electromagnetic fields. Prof. Kevin Warwick from the University of Reading in the U.K. has been researching cybernetics for years. He himself has cybernetics implanted in his arm, which give him the ability to manipulate a robotic hand to move as his human hand moves.
Warwick's research could have huge implications for the disabled, potentially providing amputees and people without use of their limbs full range of motion.
Outside of the research of scientists like Warwick, biohacking remains an unregulated and fringe field of study. However, Mr. Popper believes that implanted technology is going to be mainstream sooner than we all may think, which is why biohackers like the ones he met in Pittsburgh want to have a little fun with it before it's highly regulated and dominated by large companies.
I don't know - is it just me, or do people with tatoos seem to be much more common nowdays compared to the 80's? Tatoos weren't exactly condemned either in the 80's, but in our present day(at least compared to then), it seems like even the average parent has one(among many others). Back then, for a parent to have an ounce of one would be VERY frowned on.
^^ Somewhat related...
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Intel wants to do away with passwords
Sep 13, 2012 SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Passwords for online banking, social networks and email could be replaced with the wave of a hand if prototype technology developed by Intel makes it to tablets and laptops.
Aiming to do away with the need to remember passwords for growing numbers of online services, Intel researchers have put together a tablet with new software and a biometric sensor that recognizes the unique patterns of veins on a person's palm.
* CJ added articles from Sept 2010
RFID Microchip Under Your Skin?!
Will Your ID Soon Be a Microchip Under Your Skin?
This is the 666 Mark of the Beast system of Revelation chapter 13
Yet another sci-fi milestone is upon us: microchips implanted under your skin and used to identify you.
The VeriChip is the first radio-frequency identification (RFID) microchip that’s been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in humans. The chip is the size of a long grain of rice, and can be implanted pretty much anywhere in the body (most commonly along the tricep). Depending on how it’s used, the chip could do anything from telling doctors your medical background to buying you a round at the club.
Outside of human bodies, RFID is already used for a wide range of purposes. If you pay highway tolls electronically, that little box in your car has an RFID tag in it. Lots of folks implant their pets with RFID chips in case they get lost, as animal shelters increasingly scan pets for them. Wal-Mart tracks their shipments with RFID, which has apparently revolutionized supply chain management. Hell, there’s even one in your passport.
But why put one inside your body? As interesting as it might be to have your ID show up on an x-ray, most people would rather suffer a line at the DMV than a rice-injection. Sure, it might make for good conversation at a party. But is that worth the needle? What would it take to get one under your skin?
VeriChip Corp. markets their product to address what they call “a serious need for personal identification and information in emergency situations.” Over the past two years, the company has piloted their product with 200 Alzheimer’s patients in a Florida facility. Because of their condition, many patients are unable to effectively communicate if they are admitted to the hospital without caregivers present.
The VeriChip contains a 16-digit ID number which links the recipient to a secure computer database where their medical information is stored.
The chips are used to replace MedicAlert wristbands, which can be removed or damaged.
Most other proposed applications for in-body RFID are medical in nature: providing doctors immediately with a patient’s medical records, or identification if they are unconscious or unable to communicate. Still, these applications require that each hospital contain a computer database to connect an individual’s tag with their information. That’s probably a long way off.
Luckily, the hospital isn’t the only testing ground for RFID chips under the skin. A nightclub in Barcelona called Baja Beach has started offering chip implants to its customers, giving them access to VIP lounges and letting clubbers buy drinks by acting as a debit account. Who wants to carry a wallet or purse when the dress-code is board shorts and bikinis? Baja Beach contracted none other than VeriChip Corp. to fashion their subcutaneous membership cards. I guess last call counts as an “emergency situation.”
In the past, VeriChip Corp claimed their chips could not be counterfeited: if your ID is under the skin, it can’t be so easily stolen. Wrong. At a hacker conference in 2006, Annalee Newitz and Jonathan Westhues showed that they had successfully cloned an RFID chip implanted in Newitz. A home-built antenna let the hackers steal the unique ID contained on the chip, which apparently lacks any sort of security device.
If RFID chips aren’t exactly secure, most people won’t want their social security number contained on one. After all, if a doctor’s office can pull your medical records from the chip (and a hacker can, too) what’s stopping your insurance agency? Or identity theives? That limits the chips to using random numbers, corresponding to useful information on a separate and secure database. And until those databases are standardized and prevalent, having a chip in your body won’t speed up your doctor’s visit very much.
As you might already imagine, in-body RFID chips have spawned a considerable backlash of protest. The group AntiChips calls the VeriChip “human branding,” especially in the case of the “volunteers” for the program with Alzheimer’s disease. They also claim the chips cause cancer (citing a number of animal studies), and that the FDA approval should be revoked (more info here). There are also a number of additional risks which the FDA already recognizes: tissue reactions, migration of the chip, even the chance that the chip could carry a current from MRI magnets and burn the patient.
And that’s just the beginning. The chips have been called the precursor to a perfect authoritarian state, letting Uncle Sam (or Illuminati, or whoever) track your each and every move. On the other end of the spectrum, some religious groups (well, okay, this one) have implicated the VeriChip in a plot involving the mark of the beast (666), part of a conspiracy theory to rival the most imaginative of left-wingers. Wait, this one too.
But if I can interject my own opinion, I’d say the whole business is a bit overhyped. Honestly, there aren’t really any good applications for in-body RFID. Sure, it could hypothetically improve health-care (if and when the patient is unconscious), but for that system to be effective, every hospital would need to have integrated the chips into their standard procedures. It won’t replace a photo ID in your wallet anytime soon. And unless you’re grinding some PYT* in Barcelona, you’ll probably pay for that Pabst with good old fashioned cash. Take (a) the lack of practical applications, plus (b) legitimate concerns over ID hacking and health risks, and poof! There goes the revolution.
This is the 666 Mark of the Beast system of Revelation chapter 13
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Your children are The Testing Ground in the Debate Over RFID Tracking
Article from Sept 2010 RFID tags are already embedded in millions of products you buy…and your children could be next. In the ongoing debate over privacy and surveillance, Radio Frequency ID tags occupy a very interesting position. They are invaluable when tracking goods, allowing modern corporations like Wal-Mart to manage their inventories quickly and cheaply. If applied to humans, such ID tags could help with disaster relief, security, and emergency healthcare . Yet privacy advocates worry that tracking humans with this technology could also lead to major abuses by governments, criminals, and businesses. Even trusting individuals baulk at the idea of tagging people like cattle. Unless, of course, it’s for a really good cause. Which is why, inevitably, we see so many programs looking to test RFID tags on children, often to prevent them from being abducted. Schools the world over continue to toy with the ideas of placing tags on students to help monitor their attendance and keep them safe. Are we raising a generation that feels comfortable being tagged and tracked?
Schools in Japan, the UK, and other countries have been conducting trials for RFID tracking of students for years. Usually a small RFID tag, which looks vaguely like a maze of metal, will be embedded in clothing or a badge. Electronic receivers at doors interact with the tags and a central system keeps track of student locations and movements. Such a system is set to be tested in Contra Costa County in California, where preschoolers will be given a jersey to wear with a RFID inside. The school hopes to save money by keeping teachers from spending time on taking attendance and allow them to focus on educating the kids.
The testing on very young children is typical. Preschoolers are like a swarm of bees, hard to keep track of visually, and with much the same temperament to being herded. Automated attendance can save a lot of time. Furthermore, at this young age it is much more dangerous for children to left unwatched or allowed to wander on their own. RFID is seen as increasing student safety.
Indeed, in non-school applications, safety is the main selling point for RFID based child tracking systems. Years ago, Denmark’s Legoland amusement park began offering parents the option of a RFID bracelet that allows them to locate their child in the park at any time through a mobile phone text message. The Legoland system is sold as helping parents find wandering kids and preventing childhood abduction.
Honestly though, I find RFID’s safety arguments rather lacking. Anyone, including the child itself, could simply remove the article of clothing, or bracelets. Some systems use infrared sensors to sound an alarm whenever someone crosses a doorway without the appropriate RFID tag, but this requires every single person to carry an RFID at all times. In any case, it seems to me that RFID embedded clothes are a thin barrier against any sort of kidnapping or abuse.
Maybe we could get really safe and implant RFID chips under a child’s skin. We’ve seen that technology before. In the future such tags could be boosted to allow a child to be tracked wherever they go. If we really wanted, there’s no reason why children’s locations couldn’t be monitored every second of every day. Kidnapping could become a thing of the past.
But its end would come at a high price. Privacy advocates warn that the more data we embed in automated systems the more vulnerable we come to unwarranted tracking of that information. Criminals might scan the information encoded in RFID tags and use this to defraud or rob. Governments may track their citizens and impose undue restrictions upon their movements and actions. Businesses could become hyper vigilant in monitoring our habits to bombard us with custom-fit ads. We should rightfully fear where such invasions of privacy might lead us.
Yet I think our children are already moving beyond such fears. We worry about RFID tags giving away our locations publicly, but many young people already do so with geo-tagging on Facebook, or applications like Twitter and FourSquare. We worry about businesses collecting data on us, but almost every company already does this online, and children born in the last decade have never known it to be otherwise. We worry about governments tracking us, but our children are born in a time when threats of crime and terrorism compel us to wade through long security lines at airports, ball games, and even schools. Again, children born in the last decade have never known it to be otherwise. Even if we weren’t considering using RFID tags to track kids at schools to keep them safe, we use tagging and tracking methods so often everywhere else that we are conditioning them to accept such measures more easily than we would.
Those attitudes may serve them well, because I think it’s only going to get crazier from now on. Remember how RFID tags were invaluable tools in tracking inventory for stores? Well, chances are they’ll become invaluable in a lot more places very soon. We are slowly (or should I say quickly?) building an Internet of Things – giving items connectivity to track their locations, status, and histories and to communicate with each other. Right now, many of our mobile phones are constantly using GPS and wireless communications to provide us with valuable information and services. What happens when most of the items on our body are doing the same thing? Whether or not we put RFID tags in children clothes today, the next decade may see us all floating in a cloud of RFID embedded goods.
The old mindset is that we protect ourselves by keeping our actions and locations private. The new mindset may be that we protect ourselves by limiting the importance of that information.
Does someone know you go to the same pizza place all the time? Everyone does, it’s a common fact on Facebook – heck, you get free coupons from FourSquare because of it. Can someone easily find out what items you just bought at Wal-Mart? Sure, they could scan your RFID tags…or they could just check out your Twitter feed where you cover such things in detail.
In my grandparents’ day I don’t think someone could have easily gotten directions to their home without asking them, or asking a friend who would have told them someone was looking for them. Now, people can find efficient routes to nearly anywhere in just seconds using online maps. Would that scare my ancestors? Maybe, but I think such terror would be silly. The idea of RFID tags, and continuous tracking/monitoring scares me. In the future, perhaps my children will be kind enough not to think my fear quite so absurd.
Should We Be Tracking Kids With RFID?
Article from Sept 2010
The issue of tracking school children with radio frequency identification came up again recently with news that California's Contra Costa County School District is using radio frequency identification to take attendance of students. The initial Associated Press report had very little detail about the nature of the system, or about how it would be used (see California students get tracking devices), but that didn't stop bloggers and privacy groups from raising concerns.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a group focused on issues related to technology and privacy, wrote: "An RFID chip allows for far more than that minimal record-keeping. Instead, it provides the potential for nearly constant monitoring of a child's physical location. If readings are taken often enough, you could create an extraordinarily detailed portrait of a child's school day—one that's easy to imagine being misused, particularly as the chips substitute for direct adult monitoring and judgment. If RFID records show a child moving around a lot, could she be tagged as hyper-active? If he doesn't move around a lot, could he get a reputation for laziness? How long will this data and the conclusions rightly or wrongly drawn from it be stored in these children's school records? Can parents opt-out of this invasive tracking?" (See Reading, Writing, and RFID Chips: A Scary Back-to-School Future in California.)
These concerns strike me as a little overblown. I taught for a while when I was just out of college, and my wife is a teacher as well. You don't need technology to determine who is hyperactive and who needs to exercise more. And I think these issues can easily be addressed by schools issuing guidelines outlining what data will be collected and how it will be used, as well as how to share that information with parents.
I also think there are some questions that the EFF failed to raise. Can the technology be used to improve children's safety, for instance? Can it be utilized to reduce property damage, if that is a problem in a school? Can it be employed to improve administrators' ability to respond to crises within a school? And can the system save enough money to enable a school to spend more on education?
I'll provide some answers, starting with the last question. Mike Shiff, GM of RFID Recruiters, sent me a link to a CNN video indicating that the school expects to reduce the amount of time teachers spend taking attendance and tracking meal consumption by 3,000 hours (I assume this is per year). That means the school might save some money—but more important, teachers will have more time to teach. As a parent, I'm all for that.
Schools have also used RFID to improve safety. Teachers at Shorewood High School, near Milwaukee, are utilizing an RFID system called Help Alert. Staff members are issued RFID-enabled pendants worn on lanyards or carried in pockets, and can call for help merely by pressing a button on one of the devices. The system has been used in at least one emergency event, alerting the school's assistant principal when a fight between two students erupted in a classroom, and enabling him to respond in time to break up the altercation (see Wisconsin High School Gets 'Help Alert').
Missouri's Blue Springs School District has installed passive, 125 kHz RFID tags on 147 school buses, equipping drivers and mechanics with handheld RFID interrogators to read those tags. The Electronic Vehicle Inspection Report (EVIR) system is designed to help its transportation department ensure buses transporting more than 10,000 students daily run safely and smoothly (see School District Puts RFID on Buses).
I think it is fair to say that there are several good reasons to use RFID to track school children. But I was struck by a New York Times editorial on the topic (see Keeping Track of the Kids) that was unusually balanced for an article about RFID. The editors wrote, "Concern that school officials would use the ID chips to keep tabs on children's behavior—and tag them perhaps as hyperactive or excessively passive—seems overwrought." But it also asks the question, "Though it may seem innocuous to attach a chip to our preschoolers' clothes, do we really want to raise a generation of kids that are accustomed to being tracked, like cattle or warehouse inventory?"
This is a profound question. If we track all children with technology and they get used to it, do we open the possibility that they will accept government tracking of them as adults? I'd love to hear your opinion on this question.
UN Agenda 21 War on humans!
The govt wants the sheepl buying their toxic, harmful things, not natural items, hence 'Certified B!'
DNA!! DNA!! - DO NOT ACCEPT what they are trying to do to you!
It is SINister! It will culminate in Revelation 13 - and thats not far off.
ALL will be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead,
and no one will be able to buy or to sell without the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name.
The number is that of a man, and his number is 666.
I have used blue for UN Agenda 21 as blue is the UN color.
I pulled excerpts out of the Celeste article and tied it to several threads I have done in my forum.
THIS is the value of my forum. They have one thread and link to others. I can update them and tie them together.
The more I see, the more overwhelming this is. One event is tied to another - and another - and .. and ...
THE WHOLE WORLD LIES IN THE HAND OF THE EVIL ONE! 1 John 5:19
The Mormon white horse prophecy says a Mormon will save America when 'the U.S. Constitution is hanging by a thread.'
Mitt Romney is a Mormon elder and the likely whitehouse occupant for 2013. hmmm ... 13 ....
THIS DOES NOT make Mormonism right or good! YOU decide what you think relates - and what doesnt.
'Spiritual' is a new age evil term which DOES NOT mean Christian. A spiritual experience can be demonic. Demons are spirits.
The UN chose the logo 'The Future We Want' for their 2012 RIO+20 Agenda 21 inauguration.
Certified B Corporations - Businesses are suddenly finding themselves transformed into collectivist green slaves in order to make the world 'fair and humane.'
Business is the most powerful force on the planet. Their vision is no less than to control the world through environmental tyranny.
Certified B Corporations support entrepreneurs who use business as a force, who will redefine success in business.
Certified B Corporations seek to expand legal structure to make decisions which in their opinion are good for society.
We are entering an nefarious era when we need to be able to discern our world and products we buy in alignment with our moral, ethical and spiritual beliefs.
'Thats the change we seek' (Certified B Corporations) There is a Declaration of Inter-Dependence posted on the Celeste link.
Globalism has stolen the Lord's idea and made it evil!
The Christian Church is meant to be inter-dependent on one another!
Etsy calls healthy products 'Illegal Drugs'
Pat and Celeste are the Shepherds Heart ladies, my friends.
Etsy likens small companys like Shepherds Heart to criminals trafficking in illegal drugs by making illegal drug claims about their products.
Etsy was purchased and became a Certified B corp. aka part of the Evil NWO.
This will hurt Shepherds Heart and other businesses!! This will deny YOU access to information YOU want and need!
I took excerpts from this link. Read it all.
NAIS One Health USDA Agenda 21 CODEX
Clinton Global Initiative
September 23, 2012 Sunday - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton in New York for the annual Clinton Global Initiative.
This annual Clinton Global Initiative dovetails with RIO, Certified B, and the UN Agenda 21.
You can always count on both Clintons to lie and have an Evil hidden agenda behind their words.
Click 'Government the enemy! - to see how UN Agenda 21 severely hurts 2 Grandmothers - and ultimately - YOU!
Government the enemy!
I have been hearing a lot from those who sell healthy foods / products.
The govt wants the sheepl buying their toxic, harmful things, not natural items.
Govt WAR against pure beauty and health products. I pulled excerpts out of Celeste article here.
Click here and scroll down to Government the enemy!
UN War against the Natural Health Industry!
Just in case its not clear - Clinton Global Initiative, Certified B, Agenda 21 are BAD!!
Certified B is EVIL beyond your wildest imagination. Dont say unbelievable - BELIEVE it, and ACT accordingly!
September 23, 2012 Celeste put together a complex detailed article on her link. She tells you how to ACT accordingly!
To see how UN Agenda 21 severely hurts 2 Grandmothers, and ultimately - YOU! click here
FOOD as a WEAPON
It is all part of UN Agenda 21 to kill humans
NAIS One Health USDA Agenda 21 CODEX
O by the way.........
An RFID tracking chip implanted in animals is mandatory, and in ObamaCare beginning in 2013 it will be mandatory for humans.
The Rutherford Institute Sounds Warning: Mark Of The Beast Coming Soon With A Lethal One-Two Punch
Brace yourselves for the next wave in the surveillance state’s steady incursions into our lives. It’s coming at us with a lethal one-two punch. To start with, there’s the government’s integration of facial recognition software and other biometric markers into its identification data programs. The FBI’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) system is a $1 billion boondoggle that is aimed at dramatically expanding the government’s current ID database from a fingerprint system to a facial recognition system. NGI will use a variety of biometric data, cross-referenced against the nation’s growing network of surveillance cameras to not only track your every move but create a permanent “recognition” file on you within the government’s massive databases. By the time it’s fully operational in 2014, NGI will serve as a vast data storehouse of “iris scans, photos searchable with face recognition technology, palm prints, and measures of gait and voice recordings alongside records of fingerprints, scars, and tattoos.”
Meet The Australian Biometrics Company Working With Apple To Develop Beta-Versions For The Mark Of The Beast ID
The head of an Australian biometrics company which scored a key contract with Apple says the future of mobile technology will be closely linked with fingerprint scanning and other ID tech, especially as phones and payment systems become entwined. The revelation that Australian firm Microlatch has been working with Apple on a contract for the past year is yet another sign the tech giant is becoming serious about identification technology – Apple purchased American fingerprint scanning firm AuthenTech earlier this year. It's also a testament to the strength of the local tech scene. Microlatch managing director Chris Burke told SmartCompany this morning the partnership with Apple is a way of promoting a security component for the iPhone maker, but also said the real revolution will...
Next Generation Smartphones Under Developmet To Read 'Mark' In Your Palm
Current biometric authentication tools found on smartphones suffer from some drawbacks; fingerprint readers typically require additional hardware — the original Motorola Atrix being one notable exception — while Android’s face unlock doesn’t work well in the dark and can by circumvented by pictures of the phone’s owner. Japanese telco KDDI might be on to an alternative that bypasses those glaring problems. At CEATEC 2012, the company has been showing off a demo app that authenticates identity by taking a high-resolution picture of your palm, rather than scanning your finger. The authenticator flashes the camera’s LED when it snaps a pic of your palm, circumventing the darkness issue, and it’s a lot harder for...
Carroll schools palm scanner
October 2012 They say system to pay for lunches is violation of privacy
Instead of paying for their lunches with crumpled dollar bills and loose change, students in Carroll County schools are having their palms scanned in a new check-out system — raising concerns from some parents that their children's privacy is being violated.
The county is one of the first localities in Maryland to use the PalmSecure system, in which children from kindergarten to 12th grade place their hands above an infrared scanner. It identifies unique palm and vein patterns, and converts the image into an encrypted numeric algorithm that records a sale.
National 'virtual ID card' scheme set for launch (Is there anything that could possibly go wrong?)
The Government will announce details this month of a controversial national identity scheme which will allow people to use their mobile phones and social media profiles as official identification documents for accessing public services.
People wishing to apply for services ranging from tax credits to fishing licences and passports will be asked to choose from a list of familiar online log-ins, including those they already use on social media sites, banks, and large retailers such as supermarkets, to prove their identity.
Once they have logged in correctly by computer or mobile phone, the site will send a message to the government agency authenticating that user’s identity.
The Cabinet Office is understood to have held discussions with the Post Office, high street banks, mobile phone companies and technology giants ranging from Facebook and Microsoft to Google, PayPal and BT.
Texas schools punish students who refuse to be tracked with microchips
October 9, 2012 A school district in Texas came under fire earlier this year when it announced that it would require students to wear microchip-embedded ID cards at all times. Now students who refuse to be monitored say they are feeling the repercussions.
Since October 1, students at John Jay High School and Anson Jones Middle School in San Antonia, Texas have been asked to attend class clasping onto photo ID cards equipped with radio-frequency identification chips to keep track of each and every pupil’s personal location. Educators insist that the endeavor is being rolled out in Texas to relax the rampant truancy rates devastating the state’s school and the subsequent funding they are failing to receive as a result, and pending the program’s success the RFID chips could soon come to 112 schools in all and affect nearly 100,000 students.
Some pupils say they are already seeing the impact, though, and it’s not one they are very anxious to experience. Students who refuse to walk the schoolhouse halls with a location-sensitive sensor in their pocket or around their neck are being tormented by instructors and being barred from participating in certain school-wide functions, with some saying they are even being turned away from common areas like cafeterias and libraries.
Andrea Hernandez, a sophomore at John Jay, says educators have ignored her pleas to have her privacy respected and have told her she can’t participate in school elections if she doesn’t submit to the tracking program.
Biometrics in the School Lunch Line: Why Parents Should Be Concerned About the Privacy Implications of This Trend
In September, throughout the United States, school started as usual. But in some school systems, the lunch line had changed. In a Maryland district, for example, instead of paying for lunch with bills and change, students now must scan their palms in order to pay for their French fries and chocolate milk.
Not everyone is happy with the new system. Indeed, some parents have had their children “opt out,” but many parents were not aware of the transition to biometrics until they heard about it on the news or from their kids. Now, parents and civil liberties groups alike are up in arms, focusing on the privacy issues surrounding a public school’s having a databank of kids’ unique biometric data.
In this column, I will examine this new trend, and discuss its privacy implications. I will also discuss the policies that school districts and local or state governments might enforce in order to protect children’s privacy and help parents make informed choices.
Biometrics in Schools: An Emerging Business Model
Biometric technologies are those that automatically measure physiological or behavioral characteristics of a person. Such technologies include fingerprint identification, retina scanning, face recognition and hand (palm) geometry. It is this last type of technology—palm scanners—that is making its way into school lunchrooms across America.
According to news reports, Carroll County is one of the first localities in Maryland to use the Palm Secure system at lunchtime. There, children from kindergarten to 12th grade place their hands above an infrared scanner, which reads and identifies unique palm and vein patterns. The scanner converts the images into an encrypted numeric algorithm. The algorithm is then stored in a database to be used later to identify students and to match their purchases with their unique identifier.
The Palm Secure system is also being used in other schools nationwide, including in Louisiana and Mississippi. The Pinellas County, Florida school system was the first to implement the scanner last year. And in South Carolina, Strom Thurmond High School also deployed biometric identification software. With a majority of students at the school receiving reduced-price or free lunches, the school’s staff sought a student identification system that would work with their current cafeteria and library software.
Biometric identification is being deployed on school buses as well. Palm Beach County school officials currently are considering a proposal that would have the more than 60,000 students who ride a school bus each day there giving their fingerprints on an electronic keypad to board a yellow bus. California’s second-largest elementary school district announced last month that it will begin using biometric fingerprint scanners for its school buses.
One vendor of biometric technology, BlinkSpot, recently announced the national availability of the company’s first-to-market biometric solution for identifying, monitoring, and reporting students as they board and exit school buses. BlinkSpot’s iris-scanning technology recognizes each child through a scan of his or her retinas and sends real-time reports to the school, along with an email to each parent verifying the time and the location of their child.
Moreover, this trend isn’t confined to America; in 2010, dozens of Scottish schools introduced biometric systems, such as fingerprinting, to identify pupils as young as four.
As many as 68 schools are now using technology to manage meals, control library books, and even allow access to toilets. Almost two-thirds are primary schools, where fingerprinting and palm recognition can be used to identify young children.
The Privacy Implications of Biometrics: Should Parents Be Concerned?
The key question here is this: Do we really want this sort of intrusive information taken from young children? School districts argue that it’s efficient to get kids through lunch lines as quickly as possible, given their busy school days, which are packed with classes, sports, and other activities. In addition, school administrators and parents alike are concerned about children’s safety as they travel to and from school, and with biometrics, students can be identified and logged in or out of classrooms, buses, playgrounds, and restrooms.
The Carroll County example caused parental alarm due to the lack of prior notice and an opt-out. And no wonder: Parents surely were alarmed and offended at the thought of their children being asked to submit to the scanning and retention of their unique physical markers.
Some of the Reasons Why We Should Be Watchful of Schools’ Use of Biometrics
The reason for parents’ and civil liberties groups’ alarm relates to the ability of government entities (including schools) to link children, or other individuals, to unique markers. In many people’s minds, the taking of fingerprints is linked to criminality. And more broadly, there is fear that surrendering unique data to the government will mean that that data could be used for illegitimate purposes in the future—such as compiling databases that could later be used in unanticipated ways.
Parents and privacy advocates are also worried about the implications of starting to use biometric identification with children at very young ages. They contend that using the technology so early in a child’s life makes the practice seem commonplace. As a result, they argue, students may become desensitized to issues such as whether it is right, fair, or overly intrusive for them to be asked to provide their biometric data in other settings later in life.
Critics thus argue that—acclimated to such practices very early on—children may not question other uses or requests for their data later in their lives. Critics also point out that linking palm scans to grade-school lunches creates a false impression that biometric data and its uses are pedestrian, mundane, and innocuous. Yet once the data is collected, it can be used for multiple purposes, which might not be mundane at all. And of course, the data, once collected, needs to be kept securely—lest third parties seek to appropriate it to use it for nefarious or harmful purposes.
Moreover, there is the larger issue of mission creep: A school that started using biometrics solely for lunch lines may keep a databank for multiple purposes—from tracking students as they travel to and from school, to figuring out which children are associating with one another in clubs and activities. And once the data exists, it can be subpoenaed by law enforcement. These ideas may seem outlandish now, but the more biometrics is used, the more commonplace they may seem. Thus, the implications of biometrics should be considered now, when we can see proposed biometric systems with fresh eyes.
The Religious Objections to Biometrics in the Schools
Interestingly, some parents object to the use of biometric markers not just on privacy grounds, but also on religious grounds.
For instance, when Moss Bluff Elementary School in Lake Charles, Louisiana, wanted to use biometrics to speed up its lunch line, the school district sent out a letter to parents announcing the proposal. However, the district received numerous complaints from Evangelical Christian parents who believe that all forms of biometric ID constitute what the Christian Bible calls “the mark of the Beast.”
Although Scotland deployed biometric systems, as noted above, the EU as a whole may also resist the trend, understanding that unique biological markers may be considered special type of data and therefore, programs would require explicit consent to the use of such data collection by parents of schoolchildren. Privacy in Europe is considered more of a fundamental right than it is in the United States. Thus, in Europe, concerns about efficiency would not override privacy concerns as quickly as might be the case here in the U.S.
Can Biometrics Be Implemented Correctly? Why Parents Want an “Opt In” and Not an “Opt Out”
The Carroll County, Maryland School District believes that its biometrics minimized privacy issues, since the school does not keep an image of the student on file; it only keeps the algorithm, which is uniquely linked directly to one schoolchild. Still, about 20 percent of the District’s parents have declined to have their children participate. (If students opt out, they then give their names to the cashier, who manually processes their purchases).
Still, parents did not like the fact that the “opt out” followed the initial scanning. “I didn’t appreciate how they handled it,” said Mike Richmond, parent of two elementary-school children. Richmond said that the school scanned his children’s hands before sending the opt-out form. “I’m concerned about it,” Richmond added. “I know it’s the way of the future, but it’s fingerprinting, it’s palm-printing.”
A better solution would require parents to opt in to the system. Under the opt-in system, a school district would provide parents with information about the system, including how data will be used, collected, and stored. Some parents may also appreciate being there when their child’s data is captured. If parents are present, they can both communicate their thoughts to the school system and speak to their child more effectively about what is happening.
Details of a Biometric System Need to Be Considered Carefully If Students’ Privacy Is to Be Protected
Importantly, privacy issues should be considered well before a biometric program is deployed. Schools opt for such program with cost savings or security enhancement in mind. They should more deliberately consider the privacy and security implications of such a program and develop a privacy plan at the same time that they implement the biometric system.
Among the important questions districts need to consider are these: What happens if a student opts out mid-year? Will the school then destroy the algorithm? Who has access to the algorithms: School administrators? Cafeteria personnel? An outside vendor? Such questions should be discussed openly, and schools should conduct a privacy-impact assessment before charging ahead. Moreover, parents and school boards should consistently be part of the decisionmaking.
The UK and Scottish Information (i.e., Privacy) Commissioners have both published guidance about the use of biometrics in schools. Both regulators admit that it is not prohibited for schools to capture biometrics from students. In doing so, however, both commissioners have noted the need to implement programs with proper privacy and security features. As the Scottish Commissioner has noted, “certain features of such systems will make them more or less likely to be acceptable on privacy and security grounds. It is important that the information is only used for purposes specified when it is collected. For this reason biometrics applications should be self-contained systems, whose templates cannot readily be used by computers running other fingerprint recognition applications.” The reason? If systems are interoperable and can be used across different systems, this can create linked “de facto” fingerprint databases.
The Scottish Commissioner also refers to the need for many safeguards to be put in place before biometric technology is deployed in schools. The Commissioner notes, for example, that an education authority considering introducing biometric technology into one or more schools will inform and consult both pupils and parents and conduct a privacy impact assessment as part of its planning. And of course, for students who wish to opt out of a biometric scheme, Scottish authorities remind schools that they should provide alternative mechanisms for students.
Which leads to the larger question: Is it always necessary to use biometric technology, when there may be less intrusive means of achieving similar goals? Students could for example, use unique PIN numbers in libraries or lunch lines as a way of paying for their lunches and avoiding cash. They also could carry around prepaid cards, loaded with money, rather than having to scan their palms in order to eat.
One privacy advocate has described a possible “Brave New World” that biometrics might bring: Imagine being tracked with biometrics from ages 8 to 17, and then, at 18, being tracked at your new college or university—without any protest on your part, for tracking is so old hat to you by now, you simply accept it. And that acceptance, in turn, makes you less inclined to recognize privacy threats. If we come to see biometrics as commonplace, then the kids who find their palms being scanned now may soon become adults who find that their irises, too, are scanned wherever they go.
Majority Of Australians Willing To Use Retinal Scans At Banks
While the Newspoll study found people would be comfortable with some form of biometric identification, futurist Ross Dawson went one step further.
He suggested this type of technology could replace cash entirely.
“Cash and coins could be on the way out and it’s realistic to imagine a world in which we carry no notes or coins, or even credit or debit cards,” Mr Dawson said.
“Before long we may use our fingerprints or even retina scans to make payments.
“Australians have shown they are comfortable with biometric identification, because it combines convenience with security.”
More than a third of people surveyed said they would prefer to live in a cashless society.
The ANZ spokesman said a move to biometric identification was at least five to 10 years away.
He said ANZ went into the research thinking most people would not be interested in biometric technology and was “quite surprised” when the results came back.
ANZ plans to carry out further research to assess risk implications associated with such a move and to find a biometric identification system people were most comfortable with.
88% of people aged 18-34 prefer to use digital technology over a bank branch for day-to-day transactions, but their mums and dads weren’t far behind at 75%.
38% would prefer to live in a world where they didn’t need to carry cash.
40% even accepted the idea of one day outsourcing their finances to a digital personal assistant – an intelligent computer program which makes financial decisions and moves money between accounts on your behalf.
67% would be comfortable using a machine that scans your eye to verify identification in place of a pin.
79% would be comfortable using fingerprint technology in place of a pin.
Now Mexico Bans Cash
October 18, 2012 Large Cash Transactions Banned In Mexico ... Outgoing Mexican President Felipe Calderon has signed into law a ban on large cash transactions. The ban will take effect in about 90 days and it is part of a broader effort to control monetary flows within the country. Under the law, a Specialized Unit in Financial Analysis operating within the Attorney General's Office will be created to investigate financial operations "that are related to resources of unknown origin." For real estate transactions, cash payments of more than a half million pesos ($38,750) will be forbidden and, for automobiles or items like jewelry, art, and lottery tickets, cash payments of more than 200,000 pesos ($15,500) will be forbidden. The law carries a minimum penalty of five years in prison. – Forbes
Dominant Social Theme: Terrorism must be combated by controlling people's money.
Free-Market Analysis: What we consider to be the "phony" war on terror is the gift that keeps on giving to those who run our governments.
The phony war on drugs only adds to the rationales for telling people what they can and cannot do with their resources.
What is going on is a pattern, not a series of defensive moves taken out of desperation. The power elite intends to lock down the world, it seems, in order to track every monetary transaction of any significance.
Disney Spending 1 Billion Dollars On RFID Microchip Tracking For Park Guests
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts recently got permission from the Federal Communications Commission to try out high-tech wristbands, according to Disney’s application. The device, called a Magic Band, includes a radio-frequency-identification chip.
Disney is quietly introducing technology that could drastically alter visits to its parks through a long-term initiative called the Next Generation Experience, which could cost up to $1 billion, according to published reports.
Tom Staggs, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, outlined in February 2011 potential upgrades during an Anaheim speech, saying visitors one day could reserve ride times and check into hotels from home.
Disney has declined to elaborate
“We regularly test ways to make our guests’ experience even better than it is today,” said Marilyn Waters, a spokeswoman for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, in a statement.
Disney was required to seek FCC permission because the wristbands use wireless technology.
Disney also recently sought three patents for wristbands that include the radio-frequency-identification, or RFID, tags that store personal information, according to documents filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Visitors to Walt Disney World in Florida have tested out similar technology.
For example, in a test, visitors got Fastpass cards with RFID chips that could be used at the airport to get front-of-the-line passes via a device there for rides later at the Florida parks.
Installation permits indicated that the Fastpass system could be ready as early as this fall, said R.A. Pedersen, author of The Epcot Explorer’s Encyclopedia Team, in an email.
The wristbands also could be used for annual passes or multi-day tickets. The devices eventually could solve the problem at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim of unofficial ticket agencies selling multi-day passes by the day – a practice that violates Disney’s policy.
But Suzi Brown, a Disneyland Resort spokeswoman, said Disney is working on a quicker technological solution. source – Orange County Register
What fellowship has Light with Darkness?!
2 Corinthians 6:14
The New World Cult - Satanism, Luciferianism
LDS / Mormonism is Luciferian
Islam is Satanism
Vatican, Roman Catholicism is Beastism
FAR too many mainline Christian churches are Beastism
I urge you to pray hard and listen ONLY to the Lord - ONLY - what to do for elections.
EUSSR * NWO World Luciferian Cult
October 21, 2012 Alongside the symbols of Christianity, Judaism, Jainism and so on is one of the wickedest emblems humanity has conceived: the hammer and sickle.
For 3 generations, the badge of the Soviet revolution meant poverty, slavery, torture and death.
It opened and closed the propaganda films which hid the famines.
For millions of Europeans it was a symbol of foreign occupation. Hungary, Lithuania and Moldova have banned its use, and various former communist countries want it to be treated in the same way as Nazi insignia.
Yet here it sits on a poster in the European Commission.
The Bolshevist sigil celebrates the ideology which, in strict numerical terms, must be reckoned the most murderous ever devised by our species. That it can be passed unremarked day after day in the corridors of Brussels is nauseating.
When a Palm Reader Knows More Than Your Life
“PLEASE put your hand on the scanner,” a receptionist at a doctor’s office at New York University Langone Medical Center said to me recently, pointing to a small plastic device on the counter between us. “I need to take a palm scan for your file.”
As a reporter who has been covering the growing business of data collection, I know the potential drawbacks — like customer profiling — of giving out my personal details. But the idea of submitting to an infrared scan at a medical center that would take a copy of the unique vein patterns in my palm seemed fraught.
The receptionist said it was for my own good. The medical center, she said, had recently instituted a biometric patient identification system to protect against identity theft.
I reluctantly stuck my hand on the machine. If I demurred, I thought, perhaps I’d be denied medical care.
Next, the receptionist said she needed to take my photo. After the palm scan, that seemed like data-collection overkill. Then an office manager appeared and explained that the scans and pictures were optional. Alas, my palm was already in the system.
No longer the province of security services and science-fiction films, biometric technology is on the march. Facebook uses facial-recognition software so its members can automatically put name tags on friends when they upload their photos. Apple uses voice recognition to power Siri. Some theme parks take digital fingerprints to help recognize season pass holders. Now some hospitals and school districts are using palm vein pattern recognition to identify and efficiently manage their patients or students — in effect, turning your palm into an E-ZPass.
But consumer advocates say that enterprises are increasingly employing biometric data to improve convenience — and that members of the public are paying for that convenience with their privacy.
New Cars Will Report Your Location, Scan Your Biometric (666) Markers
A number of big car manufacturers are accelerating research into equipping vehicles with biometric sensors that would keep tabs on your location and vital health signs, including pulse, breathing and "skin conductance," aka sweaty palms. When that information is fed into the computers that manage a car's safety systems, it could enable a vehicle to better react to whatever challenges the road and traffic dish out. The move comes amid major advances in mobile medical-monitoring technology, as well as growing concerns about meeting the needs of an aging and increasingly distracted population of motorists. It also reflects another step in the industry's broader move toward self-driving cars, a brave new world in which computers could all but eliminate the potential for driver error—whether it's due to a distracting phone call or a sudden drop in blood sugar.
The Cashless Society is Almost Here – And With Some Very Sinister Implications
21st Century Wire
Among the long list of items bundled by consensus reality merchants under the banner of ‘conspiracy theory’, is a world without cash – where technocrats rule over the populace, and everything and anything is exchanged via plastic and RFID chips.
In this sterile and controlled Orwellian hi-tech society, the idea of cash being passed from hand to hand would be as archaic as the thought of carrying around a rucksack of tally sticks today.
Still, despite the incredible penetration of credit and debit card transactions into economic aggregate, and the boom in internet shopping, few will comfortably admit that a cashless society is nearly upon us. In part, it’s a natural denial by many fueled by the idea of our society is indeed on a collision course with the sort of dystopic impersonal future like that depicted in the 1970′s sci-fi film classic, ‘Logan’s Run’.
Over the years, futurists and commentators alike seemed to agree that a cashless society would be a slow creep, and cash would automatically phase itself in simply by virtue of the sheer volume of electronic transactions that would gradually make paper less available and more costly to redeem and exchange. This is still true for the most part. What few counted on, however, was how the final push would take place, and why. Some will be surprised by these new emerging mechanisms, and the political and sinister implications they will ultimately lead to.
What’s the time frame on all this? Difficult to say, but what is certain is that the initial phases are already in motion…
Introduction of Parallel Currencies
There has been a lot made about the ‘cashless society’ in media, but this cannot fully happen until there is a cashless currency.
Every revolution needs a good crisis in order to germinate its seed. The cashless revolution is no different. It should be abundantly clear by now that the global financial meltdown has been engineered at every juncture of its unfolding by the very private central banks who expand and contract the money supply. A dollar or euro collapse will trigger a global economic crisis, which is a prime opportunity to introduce the next phase.
In the summer of 2012, at the height of the European Central Bank (ECB) ritualistic raping of the Greek economy, financial expert Max Keiser, alongside Mexican billionaire Hugo Salinas Price, traveled to Athens to promote the idea of a silver Drachma as a parallel currency to the ever-failing euro. In theory and in practice, this parallel currency was ‘sound money’ for individual Greeks and would allow them to retain some say in their financial destiny, and also allow them to accumulate real wealth. It should have caught on. But this great idea did not go down well with media moguls and technocratic elites loyal to their overlords in the ECB, Wall Street and the City of London. Still, too many people remain unaware of how money is created, entered into circulation and how their private central banks control inflation, and Greece is no different.
Watch this clip from Greek television:
The US dollar is pure fiat, but it does have a theoretical backer. It is an oil-backed currency – and for better of for worse, it’s on its way to losing its long-lived status as the world’s reserve currency. There are signals that China is moving towards a gold-backed currency and has already agreed to buy the majority of its oil supply from Russia off of the US dollar peg. This could mean two things: the US could be forced to fight a war to maintain dollar supremacy, or the dollar will begin to drop as the top dog. This shift will open up a window of opportunity for money masters to insert not only a brand new global currency, but also its universal cashless attributes as well.
Common sense and free market wisdom would expect to see a sound money option replace the current fiat disaster, but as we saw in Greece, a great solution was not taken up and straddled with the dysfunctional euro, that society will continue to pay the cost of that reality.
The euro crisis was a great opportunity to throw out the euro in favour of something that could create wealth, rather than debt. As the fiat currencies continue to slide downhill, globalist are preparing their solution behind closed doors.
Enter the Cashless Currency…
It’s arguable that we approaching the cusp of that US Dollar collapse, and perhaps a Euro implosion on the back end of it. Risks of hyper inflation are very real here, but if you control the money supply might already have a ready-made solution waiting in the wings, you will not be worrying about the rift, only waiting for the chaos to ensue so as to maximise your own booty from the crisis.
Many believed that the global currency would be the SDR unit, aka Special Drawing Rights, implemented in 2001 as a supplementary foreign exchange reserve asset maintained by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). SDRs were not considered a full-fledged currency, but rather a claim to currency held by IMF member countries for which they may be exchanged for dollars, euros, yen or other central bankers’ fiat notes.
With the SDR confined to the upper tier of the international money launderette, a new product is still needed to dovetail with designs of a global cashless society.
Two new parallel currencies are currently being used exclusively within the electronic, or cashless domain – Bitcoin and Ven.
Among the many worries Ben Bernanke listed in his speech at the New York Economic Club last week was the emergence of Bitcoin. But don’t believe for a second that these digital parallel currencies are not being watched over and even steered by the money masters. Couple this latest trend with done deals by most of the world’s largest mobile networks this month to allow people to pay via a mobile ‘wallet’, and you now have the initial enabler for a new global electronic currency.
These new parallel cashless currencies could very quickly end up in pole position for supremacy when the old fiat notes fade away as a result of the next planned economic dollar and euro crisis.
Both Bitcoin and Ven appear on their surface to be independent parallel digital money systems, but the reality is much different. In April 2011, Ven announced the first commodity trade priced in Ven for gold production between Europe and South America. Both of these so-called ‘digital alternatives’ are being backed and promoted through some of the world’s biggest and most long-standing corporate dynasties, including Rothschild owned Reuters as an example, which should be of interest to any activist who believes that a digitally controlled global currency is a dangerous path to tread down.
The Electronic Deutsche Mark
Much is made of Germany’s prominent financial position within the EU, with a popular talking point being that, “Germany is carrying the majority of the load in ‘bailing out’ countries such as Greece in the south”. If the Euro is ‘heading south’ as many a financial commentator are claiming, then how would a country like Germany – or even the US Federal Reserve for that matter, hedge their bets with an impending currency collapse looming just over the horizon?
Economics professor Miles Kimball from the University of Michigan thinks he knows the answer:
“In short, for a smooth transition, a reintroduced mark needs to be an electronic mark. I recently made the case for the electronic dollar in a previous Quartz column, “E-Money: How paper currency is holding the US recovery back.” The trouble with paper money is that the rate of interest people earn on holding paper money puts a floor on the interest rate they are willing to accept in doing any other lending. For the US, I proposed making the electronic dollar the “unit of account” or economic yardstick for prices and other economic values, and having the Federal Reserve control the exchange rate between electronic dollars and paper dollars to make paper dollars gradually fall in value relative to electronic dollars during periods of time when the Fed wants room to make the interest rate negative.
In the case of Germany, there would be no need to reintroduce a paper mark along with the electronic mark, since the euro itself could continue in its current role as a “medium of exchange” for making purchases in Germany, alongside the electronic mark. A “crawling peg” exchange rate could be used to let the electronic mark gradually go up in value relative to the euro, without causing a huge rush into the mark, since with no paper mark other than the euro itself, interest rates in Germany could be close to zero when measured in euros, which would make them strongly negative in terms of marks.”
A dollar or euro crash could be the perfect storm for the introduction of a major global digital currencies, and this will do nothing but fast-track our entry into the new cashless society.
This past year’s Summer Olympic was a beta testing exercise for a number of new programs. We witnessed troops deployed en mass for the first time to marshal the international sporting event and new facial recognition technology tested to monitor its attendees. One of the chief sponsors of London 2012 Olympic was VISA, used the event as a springboard to launch its new ‘contactless payment’ technology, acclimatising the international public to making routine payments via smartphones. VISA now predicts that this new method will carry 50 per cent of its transaction volume by the year 2020.
Mastercard has also rolled out its own version called Paypass, and Barclaycard has already implemented its own mobile phone payment chip in 2011. It conceivable here, that a bank like Barclays could one day takeover a major mobile service provider in order to streamline the endless profits it could accrue from monopolising cashless payment facilities for its customers. A recent edition of Marketing Week further explains how this is program is being rolled out:
“Barclays launched Pingit this year, a mobile payment service that allows customers to send and receive money with a mobile phone number, which has sparked The Payments Council to work on a similar project. And the three leading mobile operators in the UK – EE, Vodafone and O2 – are working on a joint project under the name Weve, one of the aims of which is to develop standardised technology for ‘digital wallets’ on mobile.
These industry innovations reflect the changing attitude and behaviour by consumers to cashless payments. Barry Clark, account director at Future Foundation, which identified the trend towards a cashless society in its recent report into the changing face of payments, explains that this move towards digital is a “banking nirvana” for brands, since replacing cash with electronic payments takes high costs out of the system.”
These mobile enablers will effectively cover the small services and contractor’s market for the cashless society. In addition, digital payment terminals like iZettle and Square (created by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey), have brought in most small traders, including taxi drivers, plumbers etc, and street side retailers – meaning that the barrier for entry into the new cashless society has been effectively dissolved.
The Socialist ‘Oyster’
The darker aspect of a cashless society, is one which few are debating or discussing, but is actually the most pivotal in terms of scial engineering and transforming communities and societies. In London, the electronic touch payment Oyster Card was introduced in 2003, initially for public transport, and since that time the card has been co-opted to be used for other functions, as the UK beta tests the idea of an all-in-one cashless lifestyle solution.
Ironically, and alongside biometric chipping now in India, it’s the United States, supposedly the birthplace of modern capitalism, who is beta testing its own socialist technocracy. As the ranks of the poor and unemployed grow and dollar inflation rises in America, more and more people are dependent on traditional ‘Food Stamp’ entitlements in order to feed their families. The US has now introduced its own socialist ‘Oyster’ to replace the old Food Stamp program. It’s called the ‘EBT’, which stands for “Electronic Benefit Transfer“, as a means of transferring money from the central government to people living below the poverty line. Advocate Mike Adams for Natural News describes it another way:
“EBT benefits have more than doubled during the Obama administration’s last four years, creating tens of millions of new dependents who now vote based almost entirely on who gives them the most handouts.
The purchase of vitamins is specifically prohibited by the EBT program. This is done as a way to keep EBT recipients sick and diseased while suffering from nutritional deficiencies, which is precisely what the federal government wants.
EBT cards create high-profit handouts to corporations, too: Pharmaceutical companies and the sick-care industry; Big Government which gets re-elected based on entitlement handouts; global banks which earn a percentage off every swipe; and even the processed junk food industry which preys upon nutritional ignorance of the poor.
In fact, for every dollar’s worth of food handed out to EBT recipients under the program, at least 50 cents is driven right into the profit coffers of wealthy corporations.”
Adams has pointed out the endgame here. Where collectivist technocrats are concerned, a global digital currency is not only a means for a centrally controlled economy, but also a centrally controlled society. And as Adams also pointed out, they can even control what you eat.
There’s also the small matter of the Verichip, or ‘class 2′ implantable medical devise, an RFID chip already set to be implemented through Obamacare. It will transmit medical records, bank accounts, keyless entry and much more. The technology could be a $100 Trillion industry over the coming decade.
Bottom line: We’ve got a big problem when the state can – and will cut-off your electronic financial lifeline should you fall foul of the system. No negotiations, no gray areas – and definitely no place for a free individual in this type of globalist system.
Social Networks Gradually Supplanting Real Communities
In 2011 Facebook launched its own virtual currency, which was taken up immediately by the games developer industry. Facebook created it’s own internal digital market overnight. If customers didn’t like it, they had two choices – jump ship, or stay in the biggest market place. That’s a lot of power to wield, and you can wield it if you have the big numbers.
A severe lack of choice in the world of online communities has unwittingly(or not) positioned Facebook to play the roles of not only data collector, but also as banker, retailer, archivist and governor.
As 2012 comes to a close, many people have certainly become, in one way or another, sans border citizens of the Facebook Nation. In the future, one corporation or cartel’s success in capturing a near global monopoly of membership to a particular online platform might give it the ability to dictate a digital economic mandate to both producers and consumer.
The digital data industry now claims in a recent study by fast.MAP, that consumer confidence in sharing personal information has risen. But the reality is that most people do not know which data is being used and to who it is being shared or sold to. Most users are unknowingly trading “access” to networks, as well convenient speed of registration – for data privacy. We do this on a daily basis now.
It’s a question of speculation at this point how deeply the new digital currencies will be integrated into social networking giants like Facebook, or Second Life - where users are already buying virtual property with virtual currency, but few can deny that the potential for consolidation in the early 21st century is already there.
History Will Repeat Itself
Whenever the status quo is seen as a failure, the architects of society will rarely allow the whole show to come to a grinding halt, for fear that new and non-centrally controlled organic systems of organisation will emerge. The ruling establishment will spare no opportunity to tell society this, over and over, making people truly believe that it is in their best interest to adopt whatever alternative is handed down to them. This is why, when faced with a crisis, society will almost always seek to implement a parallel alternatives, rather than rethink the whole system.
In 2008, the public had an opportunity to collapse the predatory banking system that has been trading insolvent and gambling on thin air. But the very same ruling establishment who engineered the crisis to begin with, masterfully presented their own solution as the remedy by establishing the precedent of the state bailing out any gambling losses incurred by the banking community.
In the end society relented, and with help of pro-banking political leadership on both sides of the Atlantic, they adopted the pre-packaged belief that a cluster of bloated and corrupt financial institutions were simply too big to fail. Aside from being a massive redistribution of wealth upwards into the hands of the speculative elite classes, this was merely a test by the establishment to see how far they could go in robbing the public, pushing up inflation, hoovering up real assets, robbing pension funds and enslaving taxpayers to generations of debt the bankers created – all in one swoop.
It has long been the dream of collectivists and technocratic elites to eliminate the semi-unregulated cash economy and black markets in order to maximise taxation and to fully control markets. If the cashless society is ushered in, they will have near complete control over the lives of individual people.
The financial collapse which began in 2007-2008 was merely the opening gambit of the elite criminal class, a mere warm-up for things to come. With the next collapse we may see a centrally controlled global digital currency gaining its final foothold.
The cashless society is already here. The question now is – how far will society allow it to penetrate and completely control each and every aspect of their day to day lives?
“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.” (Revelation 13:16-17)
Use of RFID Tracking Technology To Be Mandatory In US Food Stamp Program
11/26/12 Food stamp welfare individuals must soon be chipped
In a little while, the above scene in Revelation 13 will become a global reality. People can no longer buy or sell without the mark of the beast. And sometimes that would mean no longer being able to eat!
The USDA is now considering biometric identification for all individuals who will want to benefit from their Food and Nutrition Services. The RFID chip may just soon be a must for everyone who does not want to starve!
The following is an excerpt of the executive summary of the FINAL REPORT of the Use of Biometric Identification Technology to Reduce Fraud in the Food Stamp Program:
U.S. Super Soldiers Of The Future Will Be Genetically Modified Transhumans Capable Of Superhuman Feats
The future of war is going to look really, really weird. The "super soldier" research that DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) is working on right now is unlike anything we have ever seen before. If DARPA is successful, and if the American people don't object, the soldiers of the future will be genetically modified transhumans capable of superhuman feats. Do you want a soldier that can run faster than Usain Bolt? DARPA is working on that. Do you want a soldier that won't need food or sleep for days? DARPA is working on that? Do you want a soldier that can regrow lost limbs? DARPA is working on that. Do you want a soldier that can outlift Olympic weightlifters and that can communicate telepathically? DARPA is working on that. Americans flock to movies about superheroes and mutants, and soon they may actually have real life "superheroes" and "mutants" fighting their wars for them. But at what cost?
A recent Daily Mail article detailed many of the strange research projects that DARPA is working on right now. The fact that DARPA has actually allowed these projects to be revealed in the mainstream media probably means that the development stage is nearly over and they are ready to try to convince a wary public to accept them....
Tomorrow's soldiers could be able to run at Olympic speeds and will be able to go for days without food or sleep, if new research into gene manipulation is successful.
According to the U.S. Army's plans for the future, their soldiers will be able to carry huge weights, live off their fat stores for extended periods and even regrow limbs blown apart by bombs.
The plans were revealed by novelist Simon Conway, who was granted behind-the-scenes access to the Pentagon's high-tech Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency.
So how is this possible?
How would you genetically modify a human to be able to have these abilities?
A different Daily Mail article recently explained how this basically works....
Most gene modification techniques involve placing genetically modified DNA inside a virus and injecting it into the human body. The virus then enters human cells, and its modified DNA attaches itself to the human DNA inside those cells.
When you really stop and think about this kind of technology, the implications are staggering.
Could viruses be used to genetically modify humanity on a large scale?
How would the rest of humanity respond to a "super race" of mutants that are clearly "superior" to the rest of us in a bunch of different ways?
When you start messing with creation, it opens up Pandora's Box.
The possibilities are endless, but so are the potential problems.
Just because we can do something does not mean that we should. There may be consequences decades down the road that we cannot even conceive of right now.
Other "super soldier" research projects that DARPA is working on at the moment involve advanced technology and robotics rather than genetic modification.
For example, DARPA is developing helmets that would allow our soldiers to communicate telepathically....
More recently, DARPA’s Silent Talk programme has been exploring mind-reading technology with devices that can pick up the electrical signals inside soldiers’ brains and send them over the internet.
With these implants, entire armies will be able to talk without radios. Orders will leap instantly into soldiers’ heads and commanders’ wishes will become the wishes of their men.
I don't know about you, but I would not want anyone reading my thoughts or beaming orders directly into my brain.
DARPA is also working on "exoskeletons" that will enable soldiers to lift incredible weights without tiring and perform other physical tasks that normal soldiers simply could not do.
You can see video of this kind of exoskeleton being demonstrated right here.
DARPA is also hoping to one day implant microchips into our soldiers that will constantly monitor the health and physical condition of our boys and girls in the field.
For many, these new technologies are very exciting.
For others, they cross the line.
Merging men with machines or messing with the very fabric of life is the kind of thing that science fiction movies are made of.
Unfortunately, if we make a very serious mistake we just can't get up and turn off the movie. Any mistakes that we make could stay with us indefinitely.
But at this point it looks like there is very little standing in the way of these kinds of technology becoming mainstream. Tests on rats have already shown what is possible....
In 2005, Ronald Evans, a hormone expert working at the Salk Institute of Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, showed how genetic modification can increase the athletic power of mice.
Evans produced a group of genetically modified mice with an increased amount of slow-twitch muscle fibre. This type of fibre is associated with strong cardiovascular muscles and boosts an athlete’s endurance.
Evans’s mice could run for an hour longer than normal mice, were resistant to weight gain no matter what they were fed on, and remained at peak fitness even when they took no exercise.
How much do you think people would pay to be able to remain at peak fitness without doing any exercise at all?
When the general public realizes what is possible there will be an overwhelming demand for these technologies.
So just how far can all of this go?
Well, futurist Ray Kurzeil believes that we are only about 20 years away from actually achieving immortality....
Ray Kurzweil, a world-renowned scientist and author of The Singularity is Near, thinks the world as we know it will be unrecognizable in 20 years.
One of the changes he thinks are possible: Scientists may finally crack immortality.
"I and many other scientists now believe that in around 20 years we will have the means to reprogramme our bodies' stone-age software so we can halt, then reverse, aging," he writes in The Sun. "Then nanotechnology will let us live for ever. Ultimately, nanobots will replace blood cells and do their work thousands of times more effectively."
I wouldn't count on the human body being able to live forever.
But without a doubt we are going to see a whole lot of humans attempting to "merge with technology" and "reprogram themselves" through genetic modification in future years.
The wars of the future will look nothing like the wars of the past. The genetically modified soldiers of the future will be supported by robots on the ground and by "swarms of drones" in the sky. In fact, the "swarms of drones" are already here. The following is from a recent CBS News article....
According to a Boeing press release, the researchers and engineers conducted the test flights in Oregon in June using two ScanEagle drones which performed like a “swarm of insects.”
The flight operator was able to connect with the autonomous drones using only a laptop and a military radio. Boeing engineers said the drones were able to complete tasks more efficiently by communicating with each other.
“This swarm technology may one day enable warfighters in battle to request and receive time-critical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance information directly from airborne (unmanned aerial vehicles) much sooner than they can from ground control stations today,” Gabriel Santander, program director of Advanced Autonomous Networks for Boeing Phantom Works, said in the press release.
Technology is advancing at such a rapid pace that it is really hard to keep track of it all.
But where is it taking us?
Recently I wrote about the nightmarish high tech Big Brother surveillance grid that is going up all around us.
Our lives are becoming completely dominated by technology, and that is a very dangerous thing.
We like to think that all of these new technologies will always be used for good and will never fall into the hands of tyrannical madmen, but history tells us that liberty and freedom are very rare phenomenons.
Throughout most of human history, most people have lived under some form of tyranny. And today liberty and freedom are already rapidly disappearing all over the globe.
Technology has progressed to the point where it would definitely be possible for a "scientific dictatorship" to completely and totally dominate humanity unlike anything we have ever seen before.
So we should be very careful about what we create.
We might be creating our own living hell.
Mind-controlled robotic arm has skill and speed of human limb
LONDON (Reuters) - A paralyzed woman has been able to feed herself chocolate and move everyday items using a robotic arm directly controlled by thought, showing a level of agility and control approaching that of a human limb.
Jan Scheuermann, 53, from Pittsburgh, was diagnosed with a degenerative brain disorder 13 years ago and is paralyzed from the neck down.
"It's so cool," said Scheuermann during a news conference. "I'm moving things. I have not moved things for about 10 years ... It's not a matter of thinking which direction anymore it's just a matter of thinking ‘I want to do that'."
She was shown feeding herself string cheese and chocolate unaided as well as moving a series of objects in tests designed for recovering stroke victims, and she was able to do it with speeds comparable to the able bodied.
Experts are calling it a remarkable step forward for prosthetics controlled directly by the brain. Other systems have already allowed paralyzed patients to type or write in freehand simply by thinking about the letters they want.
In the past month, researchers in Switzerland also used electrodes implanted directly on the retina to enable a blind patient to read.
The development of brain-machine interfaces is moving quickly and scientists predict the technology could eventually be used to bypass nerve damage and re-awaken a person's own paralyzed muscles.
In the meantime, they say, systems like the one developed by the U.S. researchers could be paired with robotic "exoskeletons" that allow paraplegics and quadriplegics to walk.
For Scheuermann, the experience has already been transforming.
"It's given her a renewed purpose," Michael Boninger, who worked on the study published in The Lancet, told Reuters. "On the first day that we had her move the arm, there was this amazing smile of joy. She could think about moving her wrist and something happened."
The research team from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center implanted two microelectrode devices into the woman's left motor cortex, the part of the brain that initiates movement.
The medics used a real-time brain scanning technique called functional magnetic resonance imaging to find the exact part of the brain that lit up after the patient was asked to think about moving her now unresponsive arms.
The electrodes were connected to the robotic hand via a computer running a complex algorithm to translate the signals that mimics the way an unimpaired brain controls healthy limbs.
"These electrodes are remarkable devices in that they are very small," Boninger said. "You can't buy them in Radio Shack."
But Boninger said the way the algorithm operates is the main advance. Accurately translating brain signals has been one of the biggest challenges in mind-controlled prosthetics.
"There is no limit now to decoding human motion," he said. "It gets more complex when you work on parts like the hand, but I think that, once you can tap into desired motion in the brain, then how that motion is effected has a wide range of possibilities."
It took weeks of training for Scheuermann to master control of the hand, but she was able to move it after just two days, and over time she completed tasks - such as picking up objects, orientating them, and moving them to a target position - with a 91.6 percent success rate. Her speed increased with practice.
The researchers plan to incorporate wireless technology to remove the need for a wired connection between the patient's head and the prosthesis.
They also believe a sensory loop could be added that gives feedback to the brain, allowing the user to tell the difference between hot and cold, or smooth and rough surfaces.
Grégoire Courtine, at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, hailed the project. "This bioinspired brain-machine interface is a remarkable technological and biomedical achievement."
"Though plenty of challenges lie ahead, these sorts of systems are rapidly approaching the point of clinical fruition," Courtine, who was not involved in the study, said in a comment piece in the Lancet linked to the study.
Although using technology to restore movement, sight or hearing in the disabled would for many seem uncontroversial, some disability rights groups and ethicists are wary.
They argue that restoring hearing, for instance, could fuel a prejudice that a deaf life is less rich, or less well lived.
Andy Miah, a professor at the University of the West of Scotland who has written extensively about human enhancement in the context of the Paralympics, says it is far from straightforward.
"For instance, a few years ago, there was a case of a deaf lesbian couple who sought to use in vitro fertilization to select for deafness," he said.
"They argued that absence of hearing is precisely not an impairment, but allows access to a rich community."
The ethics become more complex with the prospect of using these technologies to enhance the able-bodied.
"It's quite likely that therapy is the back door to enhancement in these kinds of technological interventions," says Miah. "People will question whether this is desirable, but we already live in a society that tolerates such modifications.
"Laser eye surgery interventions have grown astronomically over the last decade and nobody complains that it is making people superhuman."
(Editing by Alison Williams)
"Smart guns" show promise, but not readily available on U.S. market
12/20/12 (Reuters) - When Irish gun entrepreneur Robert McNamara learned of the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting, his immediate reaction, like that of most people, was one of horror, shock and sadness. But there was something else, too.
"I was literally pulling my hair out," McNamara said. "I thought, we have a technology that could have helped prevent that massacre."
That technology places a radio chip in a gun handle and a corresponding chip on a ring or bracelet or even implanted in an authorized shooter's hand, McNamara said. If the two chips are not within an inch or two of each other, the trigger will not unlock.
The concept, which McNamara's company, TriggerSmart, patented this spring, is a fresh take on a smart gun technology that has been studied and promoted for two decades but has been stubbornly stuck at the prototype phase.
Bill Gates Hates Cash. Here's Why
BusinessWeek By Peter Coy | BusinessWeek
Thu, Jan 24, 2013 1:59 PM EST
Billionaires are known for not keeping a lot of spending green in their wallets. But that’s not why Bill Gates hates cash. He hates it because of its effect on people at the opposite end of the wealth spectrum—the world’s poor and unbanked. The Better Than Cash Alliance, which was founded last September and is partially financed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, hosted a breakfast at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Speakers from the Philippines, Colombia, and the U.S., among other countries, made the case for why electronic transactions are better than cash payments.
Top five reasons, according to the alliance:
Transparency: Less corruption and theft when payments can be easily tracked. In Afghanistan, U.S. aid agencies use it so workers aren’t so vulnerable to robbery.
Security: The money gets where it’s supposed to go.
Financial inclusion: Electronic payment is a way for unbanked people to establish a record of on-time payment of their bills. This can be an “on-ramp” for them to get other services, such as loans, speakers said.
Cost savings: Moving physical cash around is costlier than zipping electrons. Many poor people, however, still find it cheaper to use cash, because some cashless networks charge high fees.
Access to new markets: This benefit is mainly for providers of financial services.
Kenya is a role model for the developing world when it comes to cashless payment. Its M-Pesa network, launched in 2007, has agents “on every block,” says Neal Keny-Guyer, chief executive of Mercy Corps, a nonprofit that’s a member of the alliance. Mauricio Cárdenas, Colombia’s minister of finance and public credit, said in an interview that he hopes within the year the national legislature will pass a law allowing nonbanks to take in cash and issue electronic vouchers.
The key is ensuring that the people who take in the cash are as well-supervised as bank tellers. “We see this as a first step,” Cárdenas said.
Brazil: bar codes on sidewalks give tourist info
1/25/13 Rio de Janeiro is mixing technology with tradition to provide tourists information about the city by embedding bar codes into the black and white mosaic sidewalks that are a symbol of the city.
The first two-dimensional bar codes, or QR codes, as they're known, were installed Friday at Arpoador, a massive boulder that rises at the end of Ipanema beach. The image was built into the sidewalk with the same black and white stones that decorate sidewalks around town with mosaics of waves, fish and abstract images.
The launch attracted onlookers, who downloaded an application to their smartphones or tablets and photographed the icon. The app read the code and they were then taken to a web site that gave them information in Portuguese, Spanish or English, and a map of the area.
They learned, for example, that Arpoador gets big waves, making it a hot spot for surfing and giving the 500-meter beach nearby the name of "Praia do Diabo," or Devil's Beach. They could also find out that the rock is called Arpoador because fishermen once harpooned whales off the shore.
A cashless society and fingerprint payments are on the horizon
1/23/13 The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and Nexus USA have partnered on a biometrics programme, which may one day lead to a cashless society.
The programme makes South Dakota School of Mines & Technology the first in the world to test life as a biometrics campus using foil-proof biocryptology that goes beyond a fingerprint to read multiple layers into the skin and detect haemoglobin in the blood.
The patented technology on the back-end turns each finger scan into a series of valueless numbers that change every time the finger is introduced.
Data encryption ensures security, as the numbers can’t be reproduced in a meaningful way, not by merchants, law enforcement, hackers or even Nexus Smart Pay.
Painless 'Tattoo' To Deliver Radical New DNA-Altering Vaccines
Applying patches loaded with these needles onto the skin instantly embeds the coatings into the body, much like the application of a tattoo. These microneedles can be designed to disrupt only the most superficial layers of the skin to avoid nerve endings and blood vessels, making them painless and safer than hypodermic needles. This type of vaccine delivery would also eliminate the need to inject vaccines by syringe, says Darrell Irvine, an MIT professor of biological engineering and materials science and engineering. 'You just apply the patch for a few minutes, take it off and it leaves behind these thin polymer films embedded in the skin,' he says. The microneedles are set to be used to deliver a new generation of 'DNA vaccines' the researchers say. Scientists are now developing DNA vaccines that deliver genes from contagions into patients; the cells of vaccinated people then produce molecules from those potential intruders that function like wanted signs...
Will "Super Social Security Cards" Lead To Biometric Mark Of The Beast? US Lawmakers Like The Idea Of The Slippery-Slope To 666
If one part of some lawmakers' plan for comprehensive immigration reform goes through, Social Security cards could soon come with a fingerprint. Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on Thursday that their Senate framework for immigration reform, recently endorsed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), could require biometric information to check employment status. Asked whether he favored "a super Social Security card that would have some sort of biometric thing like a fingerprint" by Politico's Mike Allen at a Politico Playbook breakfast on Wednesday, McCain said, "I'm for it." McCain said he was not sure "exactly how" such a proposal would play out in any legislation, "but there is technology now that could give us a Social Security card, people a Social Security card, that is tamper-proof."
Flashback Yesterday: Professor Argues To U.S. Congress That Americans Want A National ID Based On Head & Hand Biometric Scanning
The solution to the problem is for Democrats to accept that voter IDs are important, and for Republicans to accept that all eligible voters should receive free national biometric cards, which would have unique identifiers for each person based on fingerprints or an iris scan. In the 1990s, Mexico provided biometric IDs to all of its citizens in just three years, using Kodak and IBM technology. Mexicans now use them for many purposes. If the U.S. were to provide such a card to all citizens, it would address Republican concerns about ballot integrity while assuring Democrats that everyone would have a card and could vote. Indeed, the process could add as many as 50 million eligible but currently unregistered people to voter rolls.
SD College Tests Fingerprint Purchasing Technology
2/22/13 Futurists have long proclaimed the coming of a cashless society, where dollar bills and plastic cards are replaced by fingerprint and retina scanners smart enough to distinguish a living, breathing account holder from an identity thief. What they probably didn't see coming was that one such technology would make its debut not in Silicon Valley or MIT but at a small state college in remote western South Dakota, 25 miles from Mount Rushmore. Two shops on the School of Mines and Technology campus are performing one of the world's first experiments in Biocryptology – a mix of biometrics (using physical traits for identification) and cryptology (the study of encoding private information). Students at the Rapid City school can buy a bag of potato chips with a machine that non-intrusively detects their hemoglobin to make sure the transaction is legitimate.
Freescale’s Insanely Tiny ARM Chip Will Put The Internet Of Things INSIDE Your Body
Chipmaker Freescale Semiconductor has created the world’s smallest ARM-powered chip, designed to push the world of connected devices into surprising places. Announced today, the Kinetis KL02 measures just 1.9 by 2 millimeters. It’s a full microcontroller unit (MCU), meaning the chip sports a processor, RAM, ROM, clock and I/O control unit — everything a body needs to be a basic tiny computer. The KL02 has 32k of flash memory, 4k of RAM, a 32 bit processor, and peripherals like a 12-bit analog to digital converter and a low-power UART built into the chip. By including these extra parts, device makers can shrink down their designs, resulting in tiny boards in tiny devices. How tiny? One application that Freescale says the chips could be used for is swallowable computers.
Supreme Court Weighs DNA ‘Fingerprinting’
2/26/13 The Supreme Court debated whether Maryland’s decision to collect DNA samples from people arrested for serious crimes represents an unconstitutional invasion of privacy or a crime-solving breakthrough with the potential to be the “fingerprinting of the 21st century.” Either way, Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. said, the case is “perhaps the most important criminal procedure case that this court has heard in decades.” At issue are laws in 29 states and on the federal level that allow some version of DNA collections. And the oral argument highlighted the difficulty the court sometimes has in squaring emerging or potential technological advances with centuries-old constitutional protections. “How can I base a decision today on what you tell me is going to happen in two years?” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. asked Maryland Chief Deputy Attorney General Katherine Winfree. “Don’t I have to base a decision on what we have today?”
Digital Tattoo Advocates Say The Mark Of The Beast Is Going To Be Way Cooler Than They First Imagined. It Will Function By Using Mind Control!
2/22/13 Call it “cerebral cord-cutting.” That’s essentially what Dr. Todd Coleman and fellow researchers at the University of California San Diego are up to, creating “electronic tattoos” capable of interfacing with your brain and wirelessly conveying your thoughts as commands to remote systems and devices. Using what he describes as an “ultrathin conformal” design, Coleman has been developing “foldable, stretchable electrode arrays” that can non-invasively pick up neural signals, EEG-style. Unlike a traditional EEG, which might involve a spaghetti-dinner’s worth of scalp-placed cabling and conductive gel, Coleman’s solution amounts to a tiny piece of pliable skin-like material less than the thickness of a human hair and houses “epidermal electronic” circuitry powered by solar cells or antennae, which also allow it to communicate wirelessly. That’s it up top, a stylin’ body mark that wouldn’t be out of place in a Neal Stephenson or William Gibson novel.
California Schools Testing Palm Scanners On Children That Converts Veins In Their Right Hands To Numbers (Do Their Foreheads Come Next?)
Schools in California are testing palm scanners in their cafeterias in an attempt to speed up lunch service. “Right now, we are serving about 65 percent of the students and we would like to see that go up to 80 percent,” Apoian told CBS2′s Kristine Lazar. Under the old system, students entered a 5-digit pin code to verify their identity and receive lunch, allowing the school to process 150 students in about 15 minutes. The palm scanner works by taking a two-inch image of the vein paths on students’ hands and converts these images to a numerical sequence. “Once that palm is scanned the image is taken and broken down into 1′s and 0′s. It is a unique number for that student,” said Reggie Cancel, Network Manager of the School District.
Ready For The Mark: Nearly Half Of All Surveyed Want To Buy And Sell Via Head And Hand Scanning ... NOW!
Almost half of consumers said they would be prepared to pay for goods by using fingerprint, palm print and iris scanners. The survey of more than 2,000 shoppers revealed 49 per cent would prefer a biometric test over other payment options. The study is likely to alarm civil liberties campaigners concerned about the rise of a ‘Big Brother’ society. The survey also asked what shoppers thought of other ways of verifying identity such as smartphone PIN codes, text messages or online wallets – websites that let users store logins, passwords, shipping addresses and credit card details in one place. But they were not as popular as biometrics. Card services firm WorldPay, which commissioned the survey, said the responses were based as much on convenience as security fears.
Soon You'll Ingest A Microchip ID Or Have Sensors Embedded In Your Arm, Head Or Hand
The pill is being championed by Regina Dugan, who has been called "America's smartest engineer". She told a conference last month that Motorola was looking at "ingestibles" as well as "wearables" such as glasses and tattoos to turn the human body into a "wired being". "People have to authenticate themselves (to machines) on average 39 times a day, or log into their phone 100 times a day, and coming up with hacker-proof passwords has become more insane," said the famously plain-spoken Ms Dugan. She argues that technology such as the password pill will give people more power over their online lives... A Motorola source said: "Regina is wearing a tattoo on her lower left arm which has an antenna and sensors embedded in it, broadcasting her security details to her phones. She wants us to program it so the patch can open doors and turn on her car too. "It's crazy, mad-scientist stuff, blurring the line between man and machine, but it's happening."
Apple Fingerprint Scanner Patent Hints Biometric Scanner On iPhone
Since the iPhone 5 is expected to use the same case design as the current iPhone 5, Apple is believed to be adding a new killer feature in the form of a biometric fingerprint scanner. A newly issued patent awarded to Apple adds further fuel to the fire. When Apple introduced the iPhone 4S, it appeared almost identical to the iPhone 4. It had the same aluminum and glass case found on its predecessor but there was a new feature the company added that would only be on that device - it was Siri. Siri was the exclusive killer feature that Apple used to tempt current and new iPhone users to want to purchase the iPhone 4S. The company is expected make a similar move with the iPhone 5S in the form of a biometric fingerprint scanner.
666 * The Mark is here
October 2013 There is not a more spine-chilling section in the entire Bible than Revelation 13, said John McTernan (EYE to EYE).
This chapter describes a world dictator, commonly known as the Antichrist or the Beast.
(THIS is what I refer to as the Beast System.)
This Beast uses a universal numbering system placed on people called the Mark of the Beast. No one can buy or sell without this Mark.
It seems that everyone knows about the number 666 identified as the devils number.
(Actually its the number of Man.)
For centuries, no one could understand how a marking system would control buying and selling throughout the entire world.
It no longer takes faith to believe this, as the literal fulfillment is now coming together with incredible speed right before your eyes.
The Prophet Daniel wrote 2500 years ago, knowledge would explode at the very time the 666 Surveillance System came together.
Today a person can use a credit card virtually any place in the world. It has become the universal financial instrument.
All merchandise now is identified with a RFID (radio-frequency identification) labels or the QR (Quick Response (QR) Code for electronic tracking.
A smart phone can read the QR Code. IBM is now working to identify and track every item manufactured and sold in the world this is in the trillions.
(An employee at IBM told us in 1971 this was called Project 666.)
The elimination of cash is all that is needed to bring this system on line.
A world-wide economic crisis could be the catalyst.
The Bible states that no one is going to buy or sell without a mark in the right hand or forehead.
This Mark is in the advanced developmental stage with various applications to put electronic tattoos on the body.
The micro-electronics technology is called an epidermal electronic system (EES). The idea is to have a substance like silk-laced microelectronics that dissolves and leaves the circuits on the skin. This system is planned to be tied into a universal Wi-Fi. With this structure in full operation, there could be real-time monitoring of everything being sold. No one will be able buy or sell without government approval.
Tied into the ability to control all buying and selling will be the complete monitoring of everything related to you.
The Mark of the Beast is a numbering system and now through your Social Security Number, all information about you can be monitored.
You need this number for everything from bank accounts to a driver’s license along with all medical information and credit cards.
Everything now revolves around your SSN. With the added advantages of newly developing technology,
everything controlled by the SSN will be centralized into one file and controlled and updated in real time.
This is not theory, it is on the way.
(Credit card companies now want our fingerprints.)
UN Agenda 21 * 666 CHIP EVERYONE
EYE to EYE
The consequences of dividing Israel
McTernon and Bill Koenig
Bitcoin exchange MtGox goes offline
Feb. 25, 2014 One of the biggest Bitcoin Exchanges, MtGox, has gone offline.
They recently halted all customer withdrawals after it spotted unusual activity.
The move is a setback for backers of Bitcoin.
The move by MtGox to halt withdrawals resulted in a sharp decline in the value of Bitcoin.
The firm found a loophole that thieves could use to fool the transaction process into sending double the correct number of Bitcoins.
The issue also left it vulnerable to attacks, which slowed down the rate at which coins could be bought and sold.
Survival of Bitcoin exchange Mt.Gox in doubt
MtGox website disappears amid huge bitcoin theft
OneHealth - the Beast Health system
IBM, Mind control, implantable chip
IBM was working on Project 666 way back in 1971
666, Bitcoin, Mandatory chip everyone in ObamaCare
Scientists Push To Implement Edible RFID Tracking Chips in Food
Biometrics, Human Chipping, National ID card
OneHealth 2012 Meeting Seattle, APHL, FDA, RFID, 666
Nanotechnology, nanobots, DNA * 666 chip
RFID Microchip Implants
April 23, 2016 - No more house keys, car keys or airport boarding passes. Now a microchip injected between your thumb and index finger is just about all you require to identify you positively and replace all of your secure access needs.
Microchipping of humans with implants is snowballing across the world. There seems to be no stopping this fad.
Its all about security, access, and identity, controll.
RFID technology allows a door to open when you swipe your work ID against a scanner.
The chipping is entirely voluntary and, according to the manufacturers, completely safe. EXCEPT - THEY ARE NOT SAFE!
A New Digital Cash System Was Just Unveiled At A Secret Meeting For Bankers In New York
Last month, a “secret meeting” that involved more than 100 executives from some of the biggest financial institutions in the United States was held in New York City. During this “secret meeting“, a company known as “Chain” unveiled a technology that transforms U.S. dollars into “pure digital assets”. Reportedly, there were representatives from Nasdaq, Citigroup, Visa, Fidelity, Fiserv and Pfizer in the room, and Chain also claims to be partnering with Capital One, State Street, and First Data. This “revolutionary” technology is intended to completely change the way that we use money, and it would represent a major step toward a cashless society. But if this new digital cash system is going to be so good for society, why was it unveiled during a secret meeting for Wall Street bankers? Is there something more going on here than we are being told?
None of us probably would have ever heard about this secret meeting if it was not for a report in Bloomberg. The following comes from their article entitled “Inside the Secret Meeting Where Wall Street Tested Digital Cash“…
On a recent Monday in April, more than 100 executives from some of the world’s largest financial institutions gathered for a private meeting at the Times Square office of Nasdaq Inc. They weren’t there to just talk about blockchain, the new technology some predict will transform finance, but to build and experiment with the software.
By the end of the day, they had seen something revolutionary: U.S. dollars transformed into pure digital assets, able to be used to execute and settle a trade instantly. That’s the promise of a blockchain, where the cumbersome and error-prone system that takes days to move money across town or around the world is replaced with almost instant certainty.
So it is not just Michael Snyder from The Economic Collapse Blog that is referring to this gathering as a “secret meeting”. This is actually how it was described by Bloomberg. And I think that there is a very good reason why this meeting was held in secret, because many in the general public would definitely be alarmed by this giant step toward a cashless society. Here is more on this new system from Bloomberg…
While cash in a bank account moves electronically all the time today, there’s a distinction between that system and what it means to say money is digital. Electronic payments are really just messages that cash needs to move from one account to another, and this reconciliation is what adds time to the payments process. For customers, moving money between accounts can take days as banks wait for confirmations. Digital dollars, however, are pre-loaded into a system like a blockchain. From there, they can be swapped immediately for an asset.
“Instead of a record or message being moved, it’s the actual asset,” Ludwin said. “The payment and the settlement become the same thing.”
Why this is so alarming is because we are seeing other major moves toward a cashless system all over the planet. In Sweden, 95 percent of all retail transactions are already cashless, and ATM machines are being removed by the hundreds. In Denmark, government officials actually have a stated goal of “eradicating cash” by the year 2030. And in Norway, the biggest bank in the country has publicly called for the complete elimination of all cash.
Other nations in Europe have already banned cash transactions over a certain amount. Here are just a couple of examples…
As I have written about previously, cash transactions of more than 2,500 euros have already been banned in Spain, and France and Italy have both banned all cash transactions of more than 1,000 euros.
Little by little, cash is being eradicated, and what we have seen so far is just the beginning. 417 billion cashless transactions were conducted in 2014, and the final number for 2015 is projected to be much higher.
The global push toward a cashless society is only going to intensify, because banks and governments both tend to really like the idea of such a system.
Banks really like the concept of a cashless society because it would force everyone to be their customers. There would be no more hiding cash in a mattress at home or trying to pay all of your bills with paper money. Under a cashless system, we would all be dependent on the banks, and they would make lots of money whenever we swiped our cards or our “chips” were scanned.
Governments see a lot of advantages in a cashless society as well. They tell us that they would be able to crack down on drug dealers, tax evaders, terrorists and money launderers, but the truth is that it would enable them to watch, track, monitor and control virtually all of our financial transactions. Our lives would become open books to the government, and financial privacy would be a thing of the past.
In addition, the potential for tyranny would be absolutely off the charts.
Just imagine a world where the government could serve as the gatekeeper for who is allowed to use the cashless system and who is not. They could require that we all submit to some sort of government-issued form of identification before being permitted to operate within the system, or it is even conceivable that a loyalty oath would be required.
Of course if you did not submit to their demands, you could not buy, sell, open a bank account or get a job without access to the cashless system.
Hopefully people can understand where this is going. Paper money is a very important component of our freedom, and if it is taken away from us that will open the door for all sorts of abuse.
Even now, cash is slowly being “criminalized” in America. For example, if cash is used to pay for a hotel room that is considered by federal authorities to be “suspicious activity” that should be reported to the government. Of course it isn’t against the law to pay your hotel bill in cash just yet, but according to the government it is something that “terrorists” do so it needs to be closely watched.
It doesn’t take a whole lot of imagination to see where all of this is going. And for those of us that understand what time it is, this is a clear indication that it is getting late in the game.
More and more people are getting chipped!
Between chips, obamacare and Russia-China moving to attack American homeland, you best all know Jesus NOW!
There is no pre-tribulation rapture
That is a popular FALSE DOCTRINE
Jesus said - ENDURE - TO THE END!
Ken Peters vision - he SAW the tribulation
If you take the mark of the beast,
you are damned. There is NO REPENTANCE.
Revelation 13 and 14
U.S. President Donald Trump
November 9, 2016
He will dismantle Obamacare!
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. Revelation 13:16,17
Dec 2016 - UAE Telecom Etisalat Unveils Human Injectable Microchips To Replace Credit Cards For Purchases. You may soon be able to pay for goods and services with a microchip that is embedded in your hand.
In Dubai Etisalat unveiled injectable microchips which store all your credit card, ID and business card data inside. Oct. 31, 1999 - yes Helloween - this chip was first unveiled, and they called it Digital Angel by Verichip.
This evil implant is actually included as MANDATORY in 0bamacare,
so praise to GOD Almighty that Prez Donald Trump will repeal that evil.
GOD IS IN CONTROL!
And He will care for His own.
God kept Israel in Goshen and He can keep us!
666, the Beast, Albert Pike and WW3, NWO
SONS of GOD, NEPHILIM
Genesis 6:4, Merovingian illuminati Bloodline