From an Oct. 11, 1993 "The Washington Times" article entitled, "High-tech national tattoo", by Martin Anderson: "...there is an identification system made by the Hughes Aircraft Company that you can't lose. It's the syringe implantable transponder. According to promotional literature it is an "ingenious, safe, inexpensive, foolproof and permanent method of ... identification using radio waves. A tiny microchip, the size of a grain of rice, is simply placed under the skin. It is so designed as to be injected simultaneously with a vaccination or alone." How does it work? Well, the "chip contains a 10 character alphanumeric identification code that is never duplicated. When a scanner is passed over the chip, the scanner emits a 'beep' and your ... number flashes in the scanner's digital display." [....] True, an implanted transponder can't yet hold anywhere near as much material as a smart card. But if the desire is there, larger size implants and tiny microchips could soon increase its storage capacity. Of course, most Americans will find a surgically implanted government microchip repugnant. At least for the foreseeable future, the use of this ingenious device will be confined to its current use: the tracking of dogs, cats, horses and cattle. But there is no difference in principle between forced to carry a microchip in a plastic card in your wallet or in a little pellet in your arm. The principle that Big Brother has the right to track you is inherent in both. The only difference is a layer of skin. From the Sat., Oct. 15, 1994 Dr. Fox "ANIMAL DOCTOR" column in the "St. Louis [Missouri] Post-Dispatch": Dear Dr. Fox: Our local Humane Society has offered, for $25, a lifetime computer chip to be injected with a needle between the shoulder blades of a cat or dog. Apparently, all new animals adopted get a chip. [....] [....] [Dr. Fox:] ...the microchip identification system you describe is an excellent advance in helping with pet loss, owner identification and pet theft. [....] Microchip ID technology is safe...and adverse reactions following subcutaneous implantation are extremely rare... From the "Electronic Leash: The Implantable Bio-Chip Is Already Here. Is Big Brother Just Around The Corner?" article by Lisa Crosby in the Vol. 11, No. 14, June 15-June 21, 1994 issue of the "Tucson [AZ] Weekly": [....] The size of an uncooked grain of rice, the silicon computer chip...When inserted underneath the skin, this chip can link an individual to a computer database, or it can track a person's location via satellite. [....] Sound impossible? Hardly. Microchip implants are in use as you read this. [....] Today, injecting a microchip into animals is routine. [....] [....] Microchip pet identification -- technically known as radio frequency identification (RFID) -- is available to pet owners nationwide. [....] [....] The concept seems simple. A microchip encased in biomedical-grade glass and imprinted with a unique, unalterable alpha-numeric code. Over 34 billion individual code numbers are available. [....] Once implanted, the chip is virtually impossible to remove. ...even surgical removal using advanced radiograph techniques is extremely difficult. This is because fibrous tissue adheres to grooves in the glass surrounding the chip to prevent migration of the chip... Since the chip operates with low-frequency radio waves and does not contain a battery, it remains passive with no parts to wear out. [....] ...the tracking of microchips does occur. Hughes Missiles Systems Company uses microchips to track aircraft and vehicles. [....] [....] But what about tracking people? While the Global Positioning System can track aircraft, there is a system of satellites in orbit right now that can track microchips injected into humans. Dr. Carl Sanders, an engineer for 32 years and the designer of the Intelligence Manned Interface (IMI) biochip for use in humans, told the "Monetary Economic Review" that "There are new satellites going up (such as the) 66 satellites that Motorola is putting up in conjunction with the Russians. These are low-orbiting satellites." He explains that certain microchips can be picked up by satellite. "We used this with military personnel in the Iraq war where they were actually tracked using this particular type of device." The concept of tracking children with microchips is already generating interest. The Associated Press reports that Dr, Daniel Man, a plastic surgeon in Miami, Florida could locate lost children or find Alzheimer's victims... The device would emit a signal that could be monitored through a cellular system, and possibly by satellite. [....] [....] But is the microchip actually ready to be injected in large numbers of people? ...the technology behind today's microchip is "fairly uncomplicated" and with a little refinement could be used in a variety of human applications. Sematech in Austin, Tex., developed a computer chip in 1993 that is only 0.35 microns wide -- roughly 1/200th the size of a human hair. [....] Dr. Carl Sanders is especially concerned about Big Brother's exploitation of the microchip. Sanders is an electronics engineer, inventor, author and consultant with extensive background in designing surveillance equipment for the CIA, FBI and the Customs Department in Atlanta. Although he worked on designing the microchip years ago, he is now concerned that it will be misused. On a tape he produced to explain his views on the microchip, Sanders says: "Thirty-two years of my life was spent in design engineering with a PhD in engineering, and electronic-designing microchips in the bio-med field....Working on the microchip, we had no idea about it ever being an identification chip. ..." [....] Sanders feels this chip may eventually used for life-long identification, possibly against people's will. The government may have the legal right authority to do this through the Immigration Control Act of 1986, which gives the president the authority to implement whatever type of identification is necessary to control the population. Sanders fears that a SmartCard, invisible tattoo, or electronic microchip under the skin may be used to enforce immigration laws. Currently there are several pending measures before Congress calling for a social security card for immigrant identification with a photo, fingerprint digitization, or bar code. [....] ... The injectable microchip has been equated with the "Mark of the Beast" -- a reference to a Biblical prophecy predicting that only those with a mark on the right hand or forehead in the End times will be able to buy or sell. (The supercomputer in Brussels handling worldwide bank clearings for the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications is nicknamed "The Beast.") ------------------------------------------------------------------------ (Related "bio-chip" information, as follows, is also contained in the 1994 book [ISBN 0-679-43176-4], Saved By the Light: The True Story of a Man Who Died Twice and the Profound Revelations He Received, an autobiography written by Dannion Brinkley.) From the book's inside flyleaf: On September 17, 1975, Dannion Brinkley was talking on the telephone during a thunderstorm. A bolt of lightning hit the phone line, sending thousands of volts of electricity into his head and down his body, throwing him several feet into the air. His heart stopped, and he died. When Brinkley revived in the morgue after twenty-eight minutes, he had an incredible story to tell. Saved By the Light, is the profoundly moving personal account of his near-death experiences -- the second NDE occurring fourteen years later -- and the resulting spiritual transformation that has completely altered his life. After the lightning strike, Brinkley watched from above as loved ones and medics tried to to start his heart. When doctors pronounced him dead he was already traveling through a dark tunnel toward a spirit being, who led him into a crystal city awash in light and tranquillity. Brought before thirteen angelic instructors in what he describes as "a cathedral of knowledge," Brinkley was told of events that would shake the world before the year 2000 -- including the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the Persian Gulf War, and America's current economic crisis. Of the 117 revelations that he recalls, 95 have already come to pass. From pages 42 and 43 of the book (in regards to one of the "future" revelations that he "saw" -- or, was "shown" -- back in 1975; years before we had VCRs, personal computers, microwave ovens, grocery checkout bar-code scanners, etc.): ...Its visions addressed an important event in the distant future, the decade of the nineties (remember, this was 1975), when many great changes would take place. ...I watched as a biological engineer from the Middle East found a way to alter DNA and create a biological virus that would be used in the manufacture of computer chips. This discovery allowed for huge strides in science and technology. Japan, China, and other countries of the Pacific Rim experienced boom times as a result of this discovery and became powers of incredible magnitude. Computer chips produced from this process found their way into virtually every form of technology, from cars and airplanes and vacuum cleaners and blenders. Before the turn of the century, this man was among the richest in the world, so rich that he had a stranglehold on the world economy. Still the world welcomed him, since the computer chips he designed somehow put the world on an even keel. Gradually he succumbed to his own power. He began to think of himself as a diety and insisted on greater control of the world. With that extra control, he began to rule the world. His method of rule was unique. Everyone in the world was mandated by law to have one of his computer chips inserted underneath his or her skin. The chip contained all of the individual's personal information. If a government agency wanted to know something, all it had to do was scan your chip with a special device. By doing so, it could discover everything about you, from where you worked and lived to your medical records and even what kind of illness you might get in the future. There was an even more sinister side to this chip. A person's lifetime could be limited by programming the chip to dissolve and kill him with the viral substance it was made from. Lifetimes were controlled like this to avoid the cost that growing old places on the government. It was also used as a means of eliminating people with chronic illnesses that put a drain on the medical system. People who refused to have the chips implanted in their bodies roamed as outcasts. They could not be employed and were denied government services.