The days of having to remember to grab your travel card on your way out of the house could soon be a thing of the past. SJ Rail, a Swedish rail operator, claims that up to 100 of its customers are embedding microchip implants into their hands to pay for their journey.
“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.” Revelation 13:16,17 (KJV)
EDITOR’S NOTE: Think the Antichrist will have a hard time getting people to take his mark? Think again. In countries like Sweden, people want to use implanted microchips so badly that they are chipping themselves and forming support groups to chip other people! How many chipped in Sweden so far? 20,000 and counting. The ironic part is that they are so eagerly preparing themselves for something now they have no idea will one day, in the time of Jacob’s trouble. send them to Hell for receiving. NFC chip today, mark of the beast tomorrow is how it rolls in the end times.
The creepy technology raises security and privacy issues, as the data generated could be used to track people. SJ Rail is not offering to microchip people itself, and passengers wanting to use the service must already have the futuristic technology.
Microchip implants are not new in Sweden, and an estimated 20,000 people already have them, using the devices to swipe in and out of the office, and even pay for food.
Speaking to the Sun Online, Stephen Ray, press officer at SJ, said that the idea was put forward by a technology start-up in Stockholm called Epicenter, where many of the staff are already implanted with microchips.
NFC chip today, mark of the beast tomorrow:
Listen as the man says “our corporate customers are asking for it…the technology is in the baby steps now, but people are demanding it”.
While the scheme is currently only available in Sweden, the country’s travel system uses the same Near Field Communication (NFC) as contactless bank cards, and London’s oyster cards, suggesting it could be used further afield one day.
The futuristic project has not been without its hiccups, and has also generated concerns over passenger privacy.
One flaw in the system meant that rail staff would sometimes be shown a passenger’s LinkedIn profile instead of their ticket information.
But Mr Ray reassured that the problem was quickly resolved, saying: ‘That’s why we call it a trial.’
Peter Dahlqvist, Head of SJ Business Sales said: ‘SJ is already one of Sweden’s most digital companies, so this new project could be started up very quickly.
‘The microchip ticket is a good example of how we are happy to try out new ideas alongside customers and help to force the pace of digital development.’ source
PLEASE NOTE: Taking an NFC microchip implant NOW is NOT the Mark of the Beast mentioned in the Bible. In order to have the Mark , the Beast must be present. But you can consider what is happening now as unsaved people preparing themselves to take the Mark when the time of Jacob’s trouble begins after the Rapture of the Church.
NTEB is run by end times author and editor-in-chief Geoffrey Grider. Geoffrey runs a successful web design company, and is a full-time minister of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. In addition to running NOW THE END BEGINS, he has a dynamic street preaching outreach and tract ministry team in Saint Augustine, FL.