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.
From the Timesonline :
Speed through the checkout with just a wave of your armHow convenient! Think of the freedom. No cash or credit cards or ID to carry around with you. No need to write checks. No worries about theft or fraud. It won't be long before someone will offer bonus "rewards points" or a toaster for everyone who receives an implant during the initial registration period.
By Valerie Elliot
Shoppers could soon pay for goods using a microchip implanted under the skin
IT MAY sound like a sci-fi fantasy but shoppers may one day be able to pay their grocery bills using a microchip implanted in their body.
The idea is already catching on with today’s iPod generation. According to research released today by the Institute for Grocery Distribution (IGD), a retail think-tank, almost one in ten teenagers and one in twenty adults are willing to have a microchip implanted to pay shop bills and help to prevent card or identity fraud and muggings.
A quick scan of the arm would connect immediately to bank details and payments could be made swiftly. Such microchips are already used in cats, dogs and horses. They are used in cattle and sheep so that consumers can trace their food from farm to plate and are also being used to help to combat drugs counterfeiting.