The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued Walt Disney Co. a patent for a new type of technology: A system that can track theme-park guests through their feet.
“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: For a place that bills itself as the “happiest place on Earth”, they sure have been up to some fairly dark, behind-the-scenes, end times skullduggery. The Walt Disney corporation has so far spent over one billion dollars to create technology to invasively track their mostly unsuspecting park guests.
The company says that there are no immediate plans to use such a system. This project is part of Disney’s ongoing innovative research process, the company said, and many projects it explores may never actually end up in the parks.
Disney Tracking Park Visitors With RFID Microchips:
According to information supplied to the patent agency, sensors and cameras would help identify particular visitors, and the data “can be used to output a customized guest experience” including photographs. Theme parks could also use such a system to mine data about common paths from ride to ride.
The company can already track guests at Walt Disney World who use MagicBands, RFID bracelets that function as theme-park tickets, FastPasses, hotel keys and credit cards.
Current methods of tracking guests and matching them up “are limited to rather invasive methods, such as retinal and fingerprint identification methods,” the patent information said. “These methods are obtrusive and some guests may not feel comfortable providing this type of biometric information to a third party.” source