Chris Lange, FISM News
A Swedish company has created the first-ever microchip implant Covid passport – and Christians are taking note.
The technology, developed by Stockholm-based Epicenter and referred to as “human-compatible tech,” involves a tiny data-storage device roughly the size of a grain of rice that is embedded under the skin of the forearm or between the thumb and forefinger. The microchip can store vaccination status data – a Covid passport, in effect – which can be scanned with any device using near-field communication (NFC) protocol.
A video demonstrating the technology was posted in a Friday tweet from the South China Post quickly went viral, and users immediately drew comparisons to the “mark of the beast” referenced in Revelation 13 of the Bible:
The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.
So convenient! Not at all concerning. https://t.co/oTLJ2spDQT
— Sharyl Attkisson🕵️♂️ (@SharylAttkisson) December 18, 2021
“Remember your crazy Christian relative who warned you about the Mark of the Beast? You owe them an apology,” tweeted another user.
“So convenient! Not at all concerning,” quipped investigative journalist Sharyl Atkisson.
Another user called the technology “disturbing” and “evil.”
Epicenter’s self-titled “Chief Disruptor” and founder of the Swedish Association of Biohackers, Hannes Sjöblad, said the company initially developed the embedded microchip technology for other purposes but decided it had the potential to be used as a vaccination passport.
“Implants are a very versatile technology that can be used for many different things,” he said. “Right now it’s very convenient to have COVID passports always accessible on your implant.”
News of the microchip COVID passport coincides with a global ramp-up in Covid-related restrictions and mandates that, in some nations, include proof-of-vaccination requirements for travel.
President Biden on Tuesday is expected to announce the White House’s strategy to combat the virus and its latest iteration, the Omicron variant, coming on the heels of his Thursday address warning of a potential “winter of death” for the unvaccinated.
U.K. media outlet Metro reports that microchip implant technology is already being used by roughly 6,000 Swedes who use the devices to store personal financial information, allowing them to purchase food and other goods by simply swiping their hand or arm over a smartphone or other NFC-capable device.
Wisconsin-based tech firm Three Square Market in 2017 became the first U.S. company to offer free microchip implants to employees. Workers can gain access to locked rooms and purchase food and beverages in the company’s break room with information stored in the device.