Last night I watched an old video news report about how injectable microchips-once used for tracking lost pets-are now being injected into humans to track their medical records. Naturally, the idea of injecting a microchip into someone’s body has a lot of opponents because the microchip could easily become a tool of government surveillance or worse…

A few days ago the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) posted a video of scientists working on a new technology that might someday enable a future world leader to get microchips inside of people in a far less overt way. The following BBC video shows scientists at work developing the edible microchip: Link

Incredible Edible Microchips! – How Science Changed Our World – BBC One

The video shows the reporter wearing a data receiver patch on his arm. I’ve read that another option developers have considered is to have the receiver inserted underneath a person’s skin…

According to a recent CBS article, the new technology is currently being marketed by its developers (Proteus Biomedical) as a technology that will help people and doctors know whether people are taking their medicine and a technology that will help track/monitor physical information.

The Daily Mail reports the European Union has given a stamp of approval on the technology and that Britain’s National Health System (NHS) may soon begin to evaluate this technology for potential use on a widespread basis.

The technology is still being developed, but I imagine that it can have much greater uses than tracking people’s medical information someday. The edibility of the microchip seems to be the big innovation here because it is a new delivery system for the microchip to enter the body. However, a couple of issues scientists might have to overcome if this edible microchip is going to a long-lasting information tracker are: 1) preventing the microchip from being destroyed by stomach acid 2) preventing the body from expelling the microchip. I hope they don’t discover solutions for these issues

Revelation 13 states that the False Prophet will force people to get a special (visible) mark on their right hand or on their forehead. Although the mark will enable a person to conduct transactions, a person could get by with having beast’s number or the name of the beast (verse 17).

(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: (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 13:16-17)

The fact that a person can also buy or sell by using the name of the beast or the number of the beast shows that people do not obtain the Mark of the Beast so that they buy or sell. The Mark of the Beast’s main purpose is to serve as a way for people to prove that their allegiances lie with Antichrist. In other words, accepting the Mark of the Beast means that you have declared yourself a follower of the Antichrist and thereby an opponent of God.

  • I do not see microchip technology as the “Mark of the Beast” per se if the microchip is going to placed inside of someone’s body since it wouldn’t be visible if it was inside a person’s body. HOWEVER I can definitely see microchip technology play a supporting role in the Mark of the Beast system (maybe a person gets a visible mark on their right hand/forehead and gets a microchip inserted inside their body so their information/whereabouts can be tracked). Whether an edible microchip plays a significant role versus an injectable microchip remains to be seen…

I wonder if this new technology will attract people’s attention as quickly as the concept of implantable microchips did. I did not hear about this technology or encounter the BBC video about this topic until I randomly searched for recent videos with the word “microchip” in their title on Youtube this morning.