Posted on May 21, 2009. Filed under: News And Politics... |

Every once in awhile, I like writing about a subject that interests me, even if it’s not a top news story of the week…
Implantable Radio-Frequency IDentification (RFID) Chip…Is this the "Mark Of The Beast"?
"…He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name.  This calls for wisdom.  If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number.  His number is 666."
Implantable RFID chip maker, VeriChip, partnered with Microsoft about five months ago.  I find implantable RFID chips a little disturbing for several reasons, one of which is that it’s a huge invasion of privacy.  If hackers got ahold of this information, and there’s a good chance that they would, the consequences would be catastrophic.  If you have a chip in your finger and someone wants your information/identity bad enough, there would be no stopping a crook from cutting off your finger to get it.  Another reason that I find disturbing is that on September 11, 2007, The New York Times published a Report of cancer from chip implants.  The report, by The Associated Press, suggested that VeriChip and federal regulators had ignored or overlooked animal studies, raising questions about whether the chip or the process of injecting it might cause cancer in dogs and laboratory rodents, and they want to experiment with humans.  Hmmm…seems it’s always about the money.
Anyway, who would want a foreign object embedded into their bodies?  A better question is would we have a choice?  Would our government mandate that all Americans "get chipped" with health and medical information "so that medical personnel would have access to our information if we are not able to give it ourselves, e.g., in an accident"?  What other information is in this chip?  We would have no way of knowing what information the chip contained.  I don’t trust the government we have today.  I realize that generation after generation always had problems with our government, but today’s government is very different, more corrupt and powerful.  They have so much power, and power turns to greed very fast, as we’re seeing.  Every day, it’s one power play after another, and you have to wonder if they have our best interests at heart, which I don’t think they do…not anymore.  They’re all out for themselves.
Before you read this story (below), I would like you to view a video I came across that piqued my interest.  I have a little conspiracy theory myself.

It seems that the government we now have wants us to be dependent on them, which will enhance their power over us.  It is global mind control at its worst.  Is it only a matter of time when we will no longer have any power over our own destinies?  Enter Edwin Black…


Edwin Black is an accomplished, award-winning New York Times bestselling American author and journalist who specializes in corporate and historical investigations.  He unveiled the connection between IBM and the Holocaust by writing a book by the same name which was published in 2001. 

This book details how IBM’s New York headquarters and CEO Thomas J. Watson acted through its overseas subsidiaries to provide the Third Reich with punch card machines that could help the Nazis track down the European Jews.  The book quotes extensively from numerous IBM and government memos and letters that describe how IBM in New York, IBM’s Geneva office and Dehomag, its German subsidiary, were intimately involved in supporting Nazi oppression.  The book also includes IBM’s internal reports that admit that these machines made the Nazis much more efficient in their efforts.

Here are some other related stories…
Driver’s License to be the Next Debit Card (Slashdot; May 18, 2007)
Health-care chips could get under your skin (PhysOrg; June 12, 2006)
Under-the-skin ID chips move toward U.S. hospitals (CNet; July 27, 2004)
Meet the Chipsons (Time, Mar. 11, 2002, pp. 56,57)
Look at the way the government has been taking over the banking industry saying that the moves are "not intended to take over the free market, but to preserve it".  The government has been taking over huge corporations saying they’re intervening because "they’re too big to fail".  Well, that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, especially since a lot of those big conglomerates that received bailouts are tanking anyway.  If a huge corporation is really "too big to fail" then they won’t.  Is the government using this as an excuse to gain universal control, little by little?  They seem to be doing it bank by bank, big company by big company.  By the government infusing billions of dollars into these huge conglomerates, that gives them total control over those companies.  Right after they bailed out the banks, they enforced tough curbs on executive pay, including the "golden parachutes" that gave millions in compensation to bosses who were fired.  They are taking over banks and huge conglomerates, including the auto industry under the guise that they will all fail without the government’s help.  Actually, we would have all fared a lot better if the government didn’t intervene at all.  They’re supposed to protect and serve us; they are our servants, not our masters; however, they seem to be getting more arrogant and power hungry with each administration.  These chips would make us all vulnerable…

Microsoft Partners With Implantable RFID Chip Maker VeriChip

Users of VeriChip’s VeriMed technology can now utilize a Microsoft HealthVault account to access and manage their personal health data stored in the VeriMed database.

By Beth Bacheldor

Dec. 2, 2008—Microsoft plans to make VeriChip‘s VeriMed Health Link system accessible through Microsoft’s HealthVault platform, a secure, online repository that consumers can use for free to manage their health records. The VeriMed Health Link system includes implantable passive RFID tags used for human patient identification and medical records tracking, as well as a hosted database for storing electronic medical records. According to Sean Nolan, the chief architect for HealthVault, VeriChip is the first RFID company to partner with Microsoft on the online platform.

"We created the HealthVault platform to help jump-start innovation around health care," Nolan says. "Our belief was that if we did the hard plumbing work to make it easy for individuals to collect and share their health information, forward-looking companies would seize on the opportunity to provide new solutions to difficult health-care challenges. VeriChip’s decision to integrate the VeriMed product with HealthVault is clear evidence that the market is responding."

Sean Nolan
Unveiled in 2007, HealthVault lets consumers set up their own private health-record repository so they can manage their health and wellness information online. To protect this personal data, the information is encrypted and users can also set up personal privacy controls, including a password, and determine which information is stored in the account, as well as who can access it (see Microsoft Seeks RFID Support for HealthVault).

Today, Nolan says, HealthVault is integrated with more than 40 applications and more than 50 devices, including glucometers, heart rate monitors, pedometers, weight scales and blood pressure monitors. These devices can be utilized to download data directly into a HealthVault account. "In addition," he adds, "we announced our device certification and logo program—devices that have been tested to ensure they meet certain standards for uploading data to HealthVault are eligible to display a ‘Works with Microsoft HealthVault’ logo on products, packaging and marketing material."

The VeriMed Health Link system is designed primarily to assist in emergency situations by providing nurses and doctors with vital patient information. Each VeriMed implantable tag (which operates at 134 kHz and is compliant with the ISO 11784 and 11785 standards) is encoded with a unique 16-digit ID number associated with the patient’s medical records stored in the VeriChip-hosted database. When an unresponsive patient enters the hospital, the staff can employ an RFID interrogator to scan that individual’s arm. If the patient has had a VeriMed chip embedded, the reader will indicate its unique ID number, which can then be inputted manually, or directed wirelessly to VeriChip’s Web-based database. If the facility is an approved care provider, it can immediately access the patient’s identification and health records.

Thanks to the VeriChip-Microsoft agreement, VeriMed Health Link customers can open a HealthVault account and use it to access and manage their personal health records and data that are stored in the VeriMed database. "VeriMed adds an exciting RFID-based option for HealthVault users trying to keep themselves and their families safe," Nolan says.

Despite the Microsoft partnership, the future of VeriChip—and its VeriMed Health Link business—is uncertain. In May 2008, VeriChip announced it had hired investment banking firm Kaufman Bros. to assist in the sale of the VeriMed Health Link business, as well as the possible sale of the entire company (see VeriChip to Place Implantable Division on Block). At that time, the firm also announced it was selling its Xmark division—which sells RFID-based products and services designed to help track infants in hospitals, as well as other patients and physical assets—to Stanley Works. That $45 million deal was finalized in July (see Stanley Bolsters RFID Portfolio With VeriChip’s Ex-Subsidiary).

Last month, VeriChip announced that private investment and business consulting company R&R Consulting Partners, owned by VeriChip’s former chairman and CEO, Scott R. Silverman, purchased 5.4 million shares of VeriChip common stock, held by Digital Angel Corp. Digital Angel manufactures RFID tags that are implanted in pets and wildlife for tracking purposes, as well as active transponders used as emergency location beacons to find people during search-and-rescue applications (see Personal Location Beacons Usage Grows). The deal provides Silverman, who had existing holdings of 861,000 shares, with control of 6.2 million shares—or 53 percent—of VeriChip.

In a separate transaction, VeriChip also purchased from Digital Angel all patents related to an RFID-enabled sensor tag that could make it easier for diabetics to monitor their blood-sugar level. Digital Angel, VeriChip and Receptors had been working together on this tag (see VeriChip, Digital Angel Partner With Receptors LLC to Develop Glucose Sensor). Receptors is a company in the field of proteomics (the study of proteins) and the development of artificial receptors.

VeriChip’s difficulties do not worry Nolan, however. "Innovation can be hard—and innovation in health care all the more so, especially given the nature of the economy today," he says. "We’ve created HealthVault as an open ecosystem so that the market can ultimately decide which new ideas will succeed, and which will not. VeriChip’s business is all about new ideas, and we are excited they’ve chosen to work with HealthVault."


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Personally I think that Gov will enforce their ideas regardless of our reactions to it just as they do with economy and other important issues. Thats why I hope the protests keep a-coming. In UK they have toyed with the ideaof ID cards for awhile but thankfully nothing has come of them though they have now added chips into passports to get around this minor setback. As for healthcare chips ~ what a load of toss. Personally I feel they are doing this to gain personal details instantly from 1 place rather than many.


Yes, it will be abused, and it seems this Nancy Pelosi interrogation story will be played out awhile longer–just long enough to create the diversion that the Democrats need in order for Obama to slip his universal healthcare nightmare under the door with very little opposition…What do you think, Khrys?


The mark is 666 or 616. Looking at your post it states \’16 digits\’ plus the digits used for identifier tag makes 6-16. The chip is aimed at Healthcare data access i.e. A good cause (hmm..) but as u know all good things can be abused which no doubt this chip will be.


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