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The long sixes at the left, middle and right
of the barcode are known as the 'guard bars'
The barcode to the right appears to have 666 in it - but don't be fooled - the mark of the beast (Revelation 13 tells us) will be 'in' not 'on' the right hand, and 'in' not 'on' the forehead - acording to the Greek New Testament - therefore almost certainly a microchip implant such as the digital angel - Tony G
see also http://illuminaticonfessions.squarespace.com
This page is largely about the meaning of Revelation 13:16-18 - Some translations of The Bible talk about 'the number of man' which is inaccurate, and others (such as the King James Version) 'the number of a man'.
"He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, freeman and slave, to receive a mark on (or in*) his right hand or on (or in*) 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 of the beast, for it is the number of a person and it's number is 666." Rev 13:16-18
* Some translations say 'in' the right hand or 'in' his forehead which suggests some kind of implant rather than a tattoo or branding. [TG]
Jewish New Testament Commentary, David H Stern, pub. Jewish New testament
Publications, ISBN 965 359 008 1
Complete Jewish Bible, trans. David H Stern, Jewish New Testament Publications Inc., ISBN 965 359 015 4
See also http://www.dccsa.com/greatjoy/anti.html
Subtle Conditioning of People for Acceptance of the Mark of the Beast by highlighting all its desirable features. How supermarket-scanning technology could be used to prevent medical errors and save lives http://www.msnbc.com/modules/exports/ct_email.asp?/news/795131.asp
Hello, I am Martin Lauchenauer <firstname.lastname@example.org> and no organisation is behind me, but please read the following comments regarding the number of the beast, which is the number of a man, or man´s number or a human number or even the number of mankind.(I found all these different translations).
Maybe, you can send this information to some of your friends and people whom you think are interested in the earnest of our times...
Try following words: (A=6, B=12, C=18, D=24 etc...... Z=156 - I found this calculation scheme maybe at 8 - 10 different places...)
Calculate also JESUS (In Greek it is = 888)
LUCIFER (the name of the devil).
KISSINGER Board of Bilderberg (see www.bilderberg.org) Board of Trilateral Commission, Council on Foreign Relations, his company in NEW YORK has its fingers in a lot of World dealings. One of the major players. Committee of 300 as well. Related to the British Royal Institute for International Affairs (RIIA).
GORBATCHOV (original German way of writing) He still is a major player in the drive for One World. President of the Green Cross International. The Gorbachev Foundation gets money from the Rockefeller as far as I understand.
VAN DEN BROEK (Committee of 300 <the ultimate secret society> - you find the complete story by former intelligence officer Dr. John Coleman. - This committee is central in the drive for one World Government. VDB participated several times at Bilderberg meetings. Was the EU Commissioner who got the job to unify Europe - had to leave the job last year when scandals in the EU Commission became public. Was the President of the MAASTRICHT meeting. MAASTRICHT was the birthplace of the United Europe. Old German (?) way of writing MAASTRICHT is MASTRICHT (I have a picture and a map like that). Was the spokesman for Europe at the "Peace" Conference between the Arabs and the Israelis 1991, when the KISSINGER led George Bush government worked for "Peace" in the Middle-East.). Bush and GORABTCHOV were also there.
LUSTIGER. Cardinal of France, archbishop of Paris. From the tribe of Levy. One of the most powerful man in the World Church according to the Jerusalem Post. Was long considered as possibly becoming next pope. But now he is a bit old. According to what I know he was much influenced by Freemason and Jesuit thinking. Then we have the word KATHOLISCHE in German, what means catholic. Another equivalent of 666. And we have the official title of the Pope (Vice of the Son of God) in Latin you write in VICARIVS FILII DEI, in Latin values again 666. The catholic church is the Great Harlot (who has many daughters as well...). But I believe each pope was also a false prophet, and got also the value of 666 writen in letters on his papal crown (Tiara)...!!! Another title of the Pope is Pontifex Maximus which was the title ot the pagan highpriest who adored Jupiter.
We have also CESAR NERON (Emperor Nero) in Aramaic or Hebrew letters which is again a value of 666. I personally believe he is the Beast who was and is not (when the Revelation was written) and comes from the abyss and will go to destruction. Please read Rev. 17,6-18. Also Rev. 11,7. The great city in 17,18 can be nothing else then Rome according to my understanding.
I PERSONALLY DO NOT KNOW WHO WILL BE THE TWO PERSONS AT THE END. WHOM THE BIBLE CALLS THE BEAST FROM THE SEA AND THE BEAST FROM THE EARTH (according to Rev. 19,20 the 2nd Beast is the False Prophet, I consider him as being the Antichrist, the one who declares himself to be Messiah). It could be that we find them above. But it is not sure. It easely could also be that the False Prophet (= the Messiah) should be calculated in Hebrew. By the way, if you transcribe Shirinowsky to Hebrew it is again an equivalent of 666...
DEUTSCHLAND (= Germany) was after World War II totally down. They destroyed it so completely that they believed they have finished with it. But wonder over wonder. Germany rose up in rather short time. And when I understood in 1988 that DEUTSCHLAND is an equivalent of 666. I started to speak about in early 1989 that the Wall in Berlin will fall soon and that Germany is soon reunited. People laughed at me, but it happened already in late 89 resp.1990. Germany is reunited and is the driving force in the European Union which is according to many biblical scholars nothing else than a kind of rebirth of the Roman Empire. But you will a "letter calculation machine" in the Web, find it and try HITLER. I believe Germany will play a leading role in the end.- Think about and please comment.
Try for exemple NEWYORK (you have to write it like that in the calculating machine, elsewhere you get a wrong number) and think about. The United Nations are already now a kind of provisory World Government (you find some information regarding the UN Commission on Global Governance on the Net).. The Rockefeller Empire is there (Bilderberg, Trilateral, Council on Foreign Relation, Chase Manhattan <biggest bank of USA, EXXON>). The Kissinger Associates are there - who are very powerful. The Wall Street ist there. And I think the Lucis Trust - which originally was called Lucifer trust !!!! - is still there. Before he was in the building of the United Nations. Now he is a UN NGO as far as I know. - Is New York the Capital of the Beast already now ??? - The seat of the NEW YORK FEDERAL RESERVER who dominates the FED completely and the Fed of New York has its seat in the very important Bank for International Settlements in Basle/CH. Is New York the Capital of the Beast already now. In Revelation we see the beast coming from the sea. The word coming means it takes some time. How many decades or even longer is the beast coming out of the sea??? - According to Daniel 7 there is always a beast in power - but not the two final persons who according to Rev. 19,20 are called the Beast and the False Prophet. (According to all serious biblical scholars we still are in the time of the 4th Beast of Daniel 7, which is the Roman Empire).
We have TV full with devilish and bestial indoctrination and one world ideology. We have the COMPUTER by whom you soon can do everything. We have the TELETEXT. We have the INTERNET (alphabetical reversed conversion.). And the World Wide Web (www) is in Hebrew 666..... So the very serious question is how far can we go without adoring or worshiping the Image of the Beast. This is a serious question which we have to answer in front of the living God. - If you have another opinion please state! Thank you. Read in this connection Rev. 14:9-12. So there will be a great grace upon mankind when this angel will speak to all people - but unfortunately, only part will hear and obey.
The products of daily life in the supermarkets etc. are marked with bar-codes (EAN-Code (which stands for European Article Number Code), the EAN-Code International and the UPC-Code (Universal Product Code)). All of them containing hidden 666. Do the goods already belong to the nowbeing beast??
Animals are more and more marked with microchips. People as well. US-Patent 5 878 155 is a tattoo for people, for example a bar-code with three six, with invisible ink for sales transaction.
I found this code (A= 6, B= 12, ... Z=156) as follows [largely discredited by the last example!]:
- John Prewtt´s web-page http://www.mosquitonet.com/~prewett/
- calculation machine on the web http://huizen.dds.nl/~glage/666/666check.html
Aramaic and Hebrew system
Once upon a time, there was a great man known to the world as Doctor Henry Alfred Kissinger. Originally named Heinz, he was born on the 27th May 1923 in the predominantly Catholic town of Furth, Bavaria to orthodox Jewish parents. He grew up under an expanding Nazi regime and escaped to America in 1938. Towards the end of the war he returned to Germany as an American Intelligence Officer. Later at Harvard he studied for a PhD. His marriage in 1949 to Anne Fleisher produced a son and a daughter; and was dissolved in 1964. Ten years later he married Nancy Maginnes. His jet-plane diplomacy in the Middle East won him a joint Nobel Peace prize while serving as USA's Secretary of State. And then... "You never hear about Kissinger these days". Who says that? Everyone says that. Unless they subscribe to "Bulletin" or "Newsweek" and happen to notice a heavy-looking article under the professor's by-line every year or so.
Why does a man like that fade away? Answer: he doesn't. Sure, there isn't much in the New Zealand media about him. Either we enjoy heavy censorship - it happens - or we have what Kissinger himself describes as an "island mentality". Kiwi society. Okay, maybe that's a generalisation. But count the number of non-NZ-related items on a news broadcast and surprise yourself. And try twiddling the shortwave knob of your ghetto blaster. Then count the number of times "Dr. Henry Kissinger, former US Secretary of State" gets a mention. The world's greatest diplomat isn't ready for retirement yet. Note the title the overseas media give him. Former US Secretary of State. For goodness' sake - that dates back twelve-plus years.
What handle does he have now? None. He doesn't need one. At Harvard he made a point of meeting everyone who was somebody. We don't mean celebrities; that's not his style. More importantly, he met everyone who was going to be somebody. It's not easy, but he did it. And within two years of getting his doctorate (...doctorates are pretty commonplace in the US of A, remember...) he was adviser to the President. (In Kissinger's case, it's what he knows and who he knows; which is why he is quoted as saying to one Foreign Minister: "Sign the treaty and I give you this", significantly tapping his personal notebook of phone numbers.) To understand the power and potential of the man, you need to do some solid reading. Your local library can get the books free from the National Library if you ask. Just bear in mind that neither Kissinger nor his commentators write in Women's Weekly (...or Anderson...) style. But, rightly orwrongly, they say something. Begin with the thesis that earned the professor his doctorate. It's in most libraries, surprisingly, under the snappy title "A World Restored: Castlereagh, Metternich and the Restoration of Peace" (pub. Gollancz 1964) Keep the words "Restored" and "Restoration" in your mind: restoration has a significance we'll deal with later. And, for the moment, remember that Kissinger also won the Sumner Prize for "the best dissertation...dealing with any means...tending towards the prevention of war and the establishment of universal peace." "A World Restored" looks at the efforts, successes and defeats of Austrian Prince Metternich to stabilise Europe while Napoleon was marching all over the map. (Now, don't you wish you'd been listening in the history class?)
Quite a few significant points leap out: 1. Generals don't keep peace; statesmen do. 2. Peace is a delicate balance of treaties that give everybody an advantage; nobody gains if there are losers. 3. Revolutionaries never want to negotiate, whatever they say. They desire conquest for conquests' sake. They have to be destroyed, at any cost. 4. By the time something happens, it is too late to act. A statesman must be a prophet, anticipating and acting before the event.
Those are our paraphrasings. A couple of other thoughts also emerge.
There are "island mentalities" and "continental mentalities". Austria, surrounded by land, was in effect, threatened by each and every soldier marching towards her. And needed to react positively, no matter how far away those tramping feet might be. Hence the fear of Napoleon, treaties notwithstanding. Britain, surrounded by water, wasn't greatly bothered what happened until boatloads of the enemy were actually sailing across the channel. And Britain's pressure for everyone to take a "wait and see" attitude was threatening Austria's safety. (There's a parallel with Chamberlain at Munich.) Now - if you're following the implication of these comments, you'll see they relate to a situation greater than US involvement in Vietnam and Cambodia, greater than scraps between Israel and Syria. Kissinger is presenting a blueprint for, first, a united and stable Europe; second, "a world restored" to peace by interlocking agreements where everyone benefits. Where revolutionaries (because they will not negotiate) are put down by the use of intense and localised force. If the remarks about statesmen and prophets, a few paragraphs back, strike you as untypically mystic for a man like Kissinger - know that all who write about Kissinger are intensely aware that he is no local politician,shortsightedly pursuing the stubborn dogmas of his political party. He is a philosopher historian, peering over the narrow boundaries of laws and customs, manipulating, balancing and anticipating. Always anticipating. This mystic element appears - incongruously - in a book by CIA political analyst Peter Dickson ("Kissinger and the Meaning of History" p.73; Cambridge Univ. Press, 1978): "Kissinger no longer believes in the Judeo-Christian conception of history as a spiritual progression toward the Kingdom of God. Nor does he appear to believe in the Greek idea of the universe as a rationally ordered cosmos. His existentialist philosophy of history instead considers life as completely imminent - possessing no transcendent meaning and having no final destination. History is an unending process devoid of any ultimate value or purpose. It is chaos, the infinite abyss that Metternich and the eighteenth-century rationalists failed to acknowledge. If history has any meaning, it is whatever meaning men choose to give their lives as Kissinger suggested in one of his later writings." [Our emphasis.] Kissinger (doctorate thesis p322) wrote: "Lacking in Metternich is the attribute which has enabled the spirit to contemplate an abyss, not with the detachment of a scientist, but as a challenge to overcome - or perish in the process." [Our emphasis]
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By signing the Maastricht agreement and the creation of the E.U. without borders the need of regulating the border transfers arose. The Schengen agreement determines the control and transfer procedures of the citizen for all countries that have signed it. The operation of the agreement is being made within the use of an electronic information system with the collection and processing of private data of the citizens. An enormous electronic filing system is established with the ability of processing data of millions of citizens.
The operation of the system is based on the connection of the local national networks with the central computer of Strasbourg. At any moment the Control Headquarters can know anything about the private life of each citizen. This means that the various nations are left powerless in front of the reality that enforces the totalitarian spirit of the European superpower.
It is a full counterfeiting of the principles and values of the united Europe. The vision of the citizens for the peaceful living of the nations is crushed by the creation of a police state of controls and separations. A powerful electronic dictator undertakes the regulation of the humans fates and specifies their history.
And this nightmare remains despite the adoption of supposed protection bills. The various reactions that have been caused show exactly the will of the citizens of the Europe not to exchange their personal freedom with their political and economical prosperity.
With the Schengen treaty citizens sovereign rights are being violated and abolished together with and it is an assault against fundamental personal freedom. The Schengen agreement itself, in its spirit and substance, is illiberal, antidemocratic and anticonstitutional. Specifically the Schengen agreement induces:
*Legalization of electronic filing with the institution and operation of specific information system (p.92-118)
*Reduction of the human factor, overlooking of the individuality and variety and also vitiation of the concept of person and conversion to a subject-object of information collecting.
*Abolition of the secrecy of the private life and the right of the person to insulation and anonymity with the collecting and processing private character data.
*Abolition the right to free reformation of the personality since the constant ability to access personal data of a person constrains the free will and its activation.
*Constrain of the ability to announce to the citizens the personal data that has been processed (p.109,114.2).
*Subversion of the innocence presumption. In case of incrimination of citizens it rests to their shoulders to prove their innocence !(p.25,40,96,99).
*Cultivation of a climate of suspiciousness and incrimination of the citizens and even of their intentions (p.5.1d,e,25,40,96.2b).
*Cultivation of a climate of social racism by characterising the citizens and sorting them into catalogues of non-wanted with subjective criteria (p.5,25).
*Violation of the regulation regarding granting asylum and protecting the refugees with ambiguous terms, violation of the Geneva convention (p.29-38).
*Assignment to the 'proper mediums'(!) of the right to surveillance within the borders of a country without its prior approval (p.40.1,2).
*Lack of transparency and democratic control with the inefficient legal protection of the citizens.
*Contrast to the constitutions of the countries and to the international declaration of the human's rights.
*Creation of a national threat with the use and processing of data from third parties that its possible hostile attitude against our country, now or in the future, can endanger the security and our territorial integrity. In this spirit is placed the bill regarding "the protection of the person from the processing of private data". It is a law that only the protection of the Greek citizen doesn't assure. Its provisions are characterised of an intense obscurity of principles and measures that are self-contradictory. A range of intentional legal leaks leave unprotected the citizen, really compromised towards the control of the central control system.
The voting of this bill was the essential precondition for the validation of the Schengen treaty from the Greek parliament. Its connection with the activation of the law(1599/1986) for the emission of electronic ID's renders it even more dangerous for the freedom of the Hellenic (Greek) citizens and therefore its immediate recall is needed.
For the effective operation of the Schengen Information System(SIS) the use of electronic ID's is needed. Because only with these the immediate and easy access to the information for each citizen is possible.
The electronic ID's have two serious "advantages" for the information system:
* The first "advantage" is the ability of the new ID to provide thousands of bits of information on its owner. This information will be encrypted in a proper medium and will be possible to be read from a computer or some other electronic device.
* The second "advantage" is the use of one unified coded number for each citizen. This unified number will be useful for the crossing and recovery of information. The ability of crossing information with the use of one unified number is the most powerful ability of the electronic Schengen Information System. One question is aroused: "aren't we already on file?", "Don't they know everything about us the organisations that hold electronic database files? ".The crossing of all these data is that what is added in the new information system. This means that collecting from many files (police, services, clubs, hospitals) will be possible so that a "profile" of the person is being made, and as much possible clear view of the person's principles, attitude and activities.
Regarding the collection of private character information the concept of coincidence remains undefined. The time, the motives, the purpose and the condition under somebody did something is diverse and should taken into account.
Another use do have the information regarding the religious or political action of a person in the files of a club and another use get the files in the hands of a foreign religious medium or the employers or the police. The categorisation of the citizens according their beliefs is accommodated!
The problem that exists in this remarkable technology is the three limit posts that are in those types of lined bar-codes and that correspond to the numbers 6-6-6. They are three limit posts that guide the scanner. The two at the edges are named guard bars and the central one central pattern. Special studies have shown that these three limit posts indeed show the image of 666. And we ask:
* Why was there placed a central axis since it could be recognised by two safety bars or with none as it happens in the bar code Interleaved 2 or 5 type that contains 40 numbers but does not need any limit posts ?
* Why is it separated from the limit posts in 6 digit levels?
* Why in EAN-13 the first digit of the country code (for Greece 520) is placed outside the symbols? Maybe in order not to destroy the 6 digit levels between the 666 ?
* Why so much insistence on the number 666 since there exist technical possibilities for the use of another arithmetic combination? This reminds us the computer manufacturing company Apple that sold the first 299 P.C. Apple I computers at 666.666 dollars (Wall Street Journal 11-11-81).
Another confirmation of the deliberate use of this number is the fact that there exist perspectives that this marking will be done with Forehead or Hand techniques in order to solve problems of stealing the card. Mr. Klotsonis -a legal counsellor of the European Committee that is based in Luxembourg-told us that at the primary discussion for the Schengen Agreement it had been proposed that the citizens would be marked on the hand or the forehead. This proposal had been done and perhaps is reconsidered.
But even if the number or the bar code is not visible there exist many possibilities that this number 666 is placed invisibly into a magnetic strip (that exists in many todays cards) or in SMD microchips as these that are being used in phone cards and other smart cards.Something similar has happen in the USA in 1980 when some citizens of USA returned their credit cards because in them existed the number 666 as a prefix. It was said to them that after 1982 it won't exist. Indeed it disappeared from the one side of the credit card but was placed, invisibly to the human eye, in the magnetic strip that was on the back side and was read only by the computer.
The Schengen treaty with its limitless protectionism that enforces converts Europe into a police state based on the control and suspiciousness characterising and charging citizens and their intentions.
* The electronic Schengen Information System (SIS) becomes a powerful centre of information processing and provision and enforces a regime of "electronic dictatorship" and hard totalitarianism.
* The ability of collection and processing information on a European range, this enormous electronic filing system, nullifies the human factor degrading the citizen into a simple information object, abandoned to the estimations and the will of those who collect them.
* The connection of the treaty with the emission of new electronic ID's enhances the danger of a central and universal control. Each citizen will carry evidence about its beliefs and actions and these will be written on the new ID's.
* The existence of the number 666, number of the "beast" of the Apocalypse, on them proves the connection of this control system with the impeding global dominion of the Antichrist.
For those reasons the Orthodox Christians, as free citizens of this country, declare flatly our opposition to the validation from our country of the Schengen treaty and the emission of electronic ID's.
* The immediate recall of the validation of the treaty from the Hellenic parliament.
* The immediate recall of the law 2472/1997 for the supposed "protection of the citizen from private data processing"
* The cancelling of the emission of electronic ID's and especially of those with the number 666.
* The preservation of the old ID's.
* The correct and full informing of the Hellenic (Greek) people for those topics.
* The carrying out of a referendum in order that the Hellenic people itself decide about such a vital subject.
We want to make clear that if the government despite the intense reactions of the people proceeds to the operation of its decisions it will find us opponents as conscience objectors. We deny flatly taking the new electronic ID's if they contain the number 666 either another that will serve the same illiberal plans of the Schengen treaty.
The use of the number 666 in the new electronic ID's constitutes the last step before the mark in the hand or the forehead. Therefore receiving them from Christians means denial of Jesus Christ and accession to the front of Satan and spiritual death.
But even with the use of another number except of 666 (for example 444,858 etc.) we deny taking them because those ID's enter us in a regime illiberal, inhuman, dictatorial, antidemocratic and totalitarian. They confiscate us to a powerful economic rule and control system and guide us political and spiritual captives to a electronic dictatorship. They disaffect the national, cultural structure by introducing principles and ideas foreign to our long tradition corroding our Hellenic-Christian Orthodox substance and undermining our ecclesiastic consciousness.
Published: 2005/01/26 16:10:08 GMT
A US consumer privacy group has called for a global boycott of Tesco stores over the company's trial of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips.
The technology allows products to be tracked via radio waves.
Privacy groups have labelled them "spy chips" because they fear the tags attached to products, can be used to track the behaviour of customers.
But Tesco said the tags, being trialled on high value items in 10 stores, were only to help its distribution process.
"Suggestions that Tesco might use this technology to track products once they have been purchased, thereby invading customers privacy are simply wrong, in fact it would be illegal in Europe," a Tesco spokeswoman told the BBC's Newsnight programme.
"The radio barcode is only activated when in close proximity to the reader located in the store or distribution centre."
More people across Great Britain will be taking home items containing spy chips, and that is simply unacceptable
Katherine Albrecht, Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering
Up to now the Tesco has used RFID chips on cases of non-food items at its distribution centres.
The spokeswoman said the new trial was to help the company track products between its distribution centres and stores.
"This helps us ensure that products are in the right place at the right time for customers."
If RFID technology was attached to most products, checkout scanning would take seconds although Tesco has said in the past it had no plans to automate the payment process in this way.
The boycott is being called by the group Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering (Caspian).
Caspian director Katherine Albrecht said the decision to carry out in-store RFID trials on products breached an informal moratorium that has, until now, limited the technology mainly to the production and supply-chain areas of big business.
"More people across Great Britain will be taking home items containing spy chips, and that is simply unacceptable."
She added: "If people must shop at Tesco, we are asking them to reduce their purchases."
Story from BBC NEWS:
By BARNABY J. FEDER AND TOM ZELLER JR.
14Oct04 - New York Times
Food and Drug Administration clears way for company to market implantable chips that would provide easy access to individual medical records; Applied Digital Solutions Co chairman Scott R Silverman says its so-called VeriChips could save lives and limit injuries from errors in medical treatment, and could accelerate acceptance of under-the-skin ID chips as security and access-control devices; FDA approval is expected to bring to public attention simmering debate over technology that evokes Orwellian overtones for privacy advocates and fueled fears of widespread tracking of people with implanted radio frequency tags, even though that ability does not yet exist; Applied Digital's VeriChip does not contain any records, but care provider with Applied's handheld radio scanner would be able to retrieve medical information stored in computers (M)
29 September, 2004
Dimwitted BBC Science producer Simon Morton goes clubbing in Barcelona with a microchip implanted in his arm to pay for drinks.
Having the chip inserted was a breeze Imagine having a glass capsule measuring 1.3mm by 1mm, about the size of a large grain of rice injected under your skin.
Implanting microchips that emit a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) into animals has been common practice in many countries around the world, with some looking to make it a legal requirement for domestic pet owners.
The idea of having my very own microchip implanted in my body appealed. I have always been an early adopter, so why not.
Last week I headed for the bright lights of the Catalan city of Barcelona to enter the exclusive VIP Baja Beach Club.
The night club offers its VIP clients the opportunity to have a syringe-injected microchip implanted in their upper arms that not only gives them special access to VIP lounges, but also acts as a debit account from which they can pay for drinks.
This sort of thing is handy for a beach club where bikinis and board shorts are the uniform and carrying a wallet or purse is really not practical.
I met the owner of the club, Conrad Chase, who had come up with the idea when trying to develop the ultimate in membership cards and was the first person implanted with the capsule, made by VeriChip Corporation.
Nurse Laia held a rather large needle With a waiver in his hand Conrad asked me to sign my life away, confirming that if I wanted the chip removed it was my responsibility.
Four aspiring VIP members sat quietly sipping their beverages as the nurse Laia began preparing the surgical materials.
Like a scene from a sci-fi movie, latex gloves and syringes were laid out on the table as the DJ played loud dance tunes that made my heart thump, or was it just fear?
Questions were going through my mind. Would it hurt? What are the risks? What if I want to get it out?
I ordered another drink.
Laia started by disinfecting my upper arm and then administered a local anaesthetic to numb the area where the chip would be implanted.
With the large needle in her hand, she tested the zone which made me flinch and led to another dose of the anaesthetic.
The chip is contained in a tiny glass capsule With a numb arm, Laia held up the rather large needle containing the microchip and inserted it beneath the layer of skin and fat on my arm.
She pressed the injector and it was in - my very own 10 digit number safely located in my body.
The chip is made of glass and is inert so there is no risk of it reacting with my body.
It sits dormant under the skin sending out a very low range radio frequency so it will not set off airport security systems.
The chip responds to a signal when a scanner is held near it and supplies its own unique ID number.
The number can then be linked to a database that is linked to other data, at the Baja beach club it make charges to a customers account.
If I want to leave the club then I can have it surgically removed - a pretty simple procedure similar to having it put in.
Now, the question of did it hurt. Having the chip inserted was a breeze, no real pain to report of.
The real pain was the sore head the following day after a night on an open bar tab.
You can hear more about Simon's experiences on the BBC World Service programme Go Digital
... Thursday 18th September 2003. IBM sued over 'implant' microchip. Reuters September 16, 2003, 16:05 BST, ... - - - disappeared Reuters news - rediscovered
Applied Digital is suing IBM over the rights to a microchip that can be implanted beneath the skin and read by a remote sensor. Applied Digital Solutions says it has filed a lawsuit against IBM, alleging that IBM has tried to take control of the rights to a microchip that can be implanted under human skin.
Tue 9 September 2003 09:51AM BST
The Malaysian government has acquired rights to chips that can embed identity tags into cash, passports or even human bodies.
The government has acquired intellectual property rights to the chip - now dubbed the Malaysian Microchip (MM) - from Japanese research and development (R&D) company FEC, which designed it.
The chip can replace barcode tags in retail goods, and can be inserted into the human body, animals, bullets, credit cards and other items for verification purposes, said the report.
The made-in-Malaysia microchip measuring 0.5 mm X 0.5 mm - the size of a decimal point - uses the radio frequency identification (RFID) chip technology, and costs around six pence each to produce.
A platform for the application of the chip's underlying technology is currently being set up and is scheduled to be completed before the end of the year.
The microchip would be manufactured in Japan early next year but production would eventually move to a factory in Malaysia's northern Kedah state belonging to state-owned wafer fabrication firm Silterra, the country's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said in the report.
The MM is a multi-band RFID chip, which means that it would also be usable in the US and Europe, which have adopted a different RFID frequency standard from that in Japan, FEC officials said in the report.
Japanese firms are at the forefront of RFID technology. Hitachi, for example, is rumoured to be developing a speck-sized radio chip to be embedded into Euro currency notes as a security measure. At a recent Japan trade show, a demonstration of RFID technology allows retailers to track the movements of a consumer in a book store.
John Carvel and David Batty
Tuesday September 9, 2003
Every child in England will be given a unique identifying number attached to an electronic file of personal information about their lives, under plans announced yesterday to avoid a repetition of the murder of Victoria Climbié.
The eight-year-old from the Ivory Coast died in London in 2000 after months of torture and malnutrition. Her carers were jailed for life, but a public inquiry under Lord Laming identified at least 12 occasions when she might have been saved by social workers, police or NHS staff if they had been aware of each others' suspicions.
The proposal came as part of a wide-ranging package of reforms, announced by Tony Blair, including plans to appoint an independent children's commissioner to champion their rights.
To tighten the child protection net, a sophisticated tracking system to keep tabs on England's 11 million children has been proposed.
In 150 local authorities, where education and children's social services are to be merged into new children's departments, there will be a "local information hub" recording details of all the children living in the area.
Each will have a file including name, address, date of birth, school and GP. When a child is known to agencies such as education welfare, social services, police, or youth offending teams, the file will carry a flag, giving contact details of the professional dealing with the case. If the child is known to more than one agency, the file will state which professional takes overall responsibility.
The green paper said there was a strong case for allowing staff to register suspicions about a child's circumstances before the stage when intervention was appropriate.
"It would be a matter of professional judgment whether the combination of two or more flags of minor concern warranted some form of action."
The government said it "wants to prevent situations where a child does not receive the help they need because of too rigid an interpretation of the privacy of the child and their family".
It will consult on whether information could be included in files without consent of the child or carers and whether it could include "warning signs" within the family such as imprisonment, domestic violence, or mental health problems.
The paper proposes early legislation to remove legal and technical barriers to information sharing, allowing children to be tracked around the country when families move.
The civil liberties campaign group Liberty warned that such a national database could put people falsely accused of child abuse at risk of threats and blackmail if the information was not secure.
"It will become a bank of information about every family in the land. At the very least we will want cast iron guarantees that the only people with access to it are directly involved in child protection," said Barry Hugill, the group's spokesman.
At local authority level, education and children's social services will be amalgamated. By 2006 they will be expected to set up children's trusts to link up with the NHS and other agencies.
Francis and Berthe Climbié, the parents of Victoria, said the government was making progress, but regretted that it had not adopted Lord Laming's plan for a national agency for children and families.
Lord Laming called the green paper a "stimulating and imaginative" document but said it would take money and a lot of training for social workers, teachers and police to work.
Margaret Hodge, the children's minister, said the reforms might save money by avoiding duplication of work and intervening before problems escalated.
David Behan, president of the Association of Directors of Social Services, said: "This sets the scene for strong leadership, clear accountability and tighter coordination between local authorities and partner agencies."
A computer chip implanted behind the eye that could record a person's every lifetime thought and sensation is to be developed by British scientists.
"This is the end of death," said Dr. Chris Winter, of British Telecom's artificial life team. He predicted that within three decades it would be possible to relive other people's lives by playing back their experiences on a computer. "By combining this information with a record of the person's genes, we could recreate a person physically, emotionally and spiritually."
Dr. Winter's team of eight scientists at BT's Martlesham Heath Laboratories near Ipswich calls the chip the 'Soul Catcher.' It would be possible to imbue a new-born baby with a lifetime's experiences by giving him or her the Soul Catcher chip of a dead person, Dr. Winter said. The proposal to digitize existence is based on a solid calculation of how much data the brain copes with over a lifetime.
Ian Pearson , BT's official futurologist, has measured the flow of impulses from the optical nerve and nerves in the skin, tongue, ear, and nose. Over an eighty year life, we process 10 terrabytes of data, equivalent to the storage capacity of 7,142,857,142,860,000 floppy disks.
Dr. Pearson said, "If current trends in the miniaturization of computer memory continues at the rate of the past 20 years - a factor of 100 every decade - today's 8-megabyte memory chip norm will be able to store 10 terrabytes in 30 years."
British Telecom would not divulge how much money it is investing in the project, but Dr. Winter said it was taking 'Soul Catcher 2025' very seriously. He admitted that there were profound ethical considerations, but emphasized that BT was embarking on this line of research to enable it to remain at the forefront of communications technology.
"An implanted chip would be like an aircraft's black box and would enhance communications beyond current concepts," he said. "For example, police would be able to use it to relive an attack, rape, or murder from the victim's viewpoint to help catch the criminal."
Other applications would be less useful but more frightening. "I could even play back the smells, sounds, and sights of my holiday to my friends," Dr. Winter said.
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