And the second beast required all people small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark — the name of the beast or the number of its name. Here is a call for wisdom: Let the one who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and that number is six hundred sixty-six.…
That quote is from the Book Of Revelations, chapter 13, verse 16-18. You won’t be able to trade unless you have a mark on your hand. And that’s just what is beginning to happen if you want to use the train in Sweden.
Instead of making do with near field communication (NFC) chips in cards, a Swedish rail company is offering passengers the option of using a biometric chip implanted into their hand.
To be clear, it’s only a limited number of passengers for now, because they already have to have the medical implant.
The passengers with the chips will buy the tickets online or on an app and the chips can then be validated while they’re on the train.
This begs the question about where this will go in the future. I’m not sure it’s too far. When everyone carries a phone with them, why the need to get something in your skin? Apparently it’s faster than scanning a card, but how often has anyone complained about those extra milliseconds using their Oyster card?
Not only is it meddling that could trigger the return of the Antichrist, but it’s also trying to solve a problem that isn’t there.