Is This How the Mark of the Beast Will Sneak In?

These microchips could change the way businesses operate.
These microchips could change the way businesses operate. (Flickr/fdecomite)

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A Swedish company offers employees a small, rice-grain-sized implant that can mimic the function of swipe cards. These chips, already in effect at Epicenter, can open doors, operate printers or purchase food, according to the Orlando Sentinel. The small chips are powered by Near Field Communication (NFC) technology.

The microchip implants, described in the article as potentially "dystopian," are beloved by the company's employees. Epicenter employees reportedly hold parties for new people who sign up to get the chip.

Some believers may wonder whether this new technology could become the mark of the beast, as described in Revelation.

Patrick Mesterton, the CEO of Epicenter, has addressed possible concerns about the technology. He told the Orlando Sentinel, "Of course, putting things into your body is quite a big step to do and it was even for me at first. But then on the other hand, I mean, people have been implanting things into their body, like pacemakers and stuff to control your heart. That's a way, way more serious thing than having a small chip that can actually communicate with devices."

The technology is also one-way, so while other devices can glean information from a user's chip, they cannot input new information. 

Still, how do you feel about this new technology? Comment and let us know.

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