The VeriChip, the size of a grain of rice, is inserted under the skin with a needle in a procedure that takes less than 20 minutes.
WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved an implantable computer chip that can pass a patient‚Äôs medical details to doctors, speeding care.
VeriChips, radio frequency microchips the size of a grain of rice, have already been used to identify wayward pets and livestock. And nearly 200 people working in Mexico‚Äôs attorney general‚Äôs office have been implanted with chips to access secure areas containing sensitive documents.
Delray Beach, Fla.-based Applied Digital Solutions in July asked the FDA for approval to use the implantable chip for medical uses in the United States. The agency had 60 days to reply to the ‚Äúde novo‚ÄĚ application.
It‚Äôs the first time the FDA has approved the use of the device, though in Mexico, more than 1,000 scannable chips have been implanted in patients. The chip‚Äôs serial number pulls up the patients‚Äô blood type and other medical information.
Possibly the chip mentioned below administers a shock to which the bull could've been trained to respond by turning left. That's classical conditioning, which is a standard animal training technique.
I've heard "the mark is a computer chip" line a few times. Problem for literalist exegetes is, that interpretation unnecessarily treats the Gk. word "cavragma" (#5482) as an idiom or metaphor for something *under* the skin rather than a stamp or impression *on* the skin, which is what it literally means, & was used elsewhere to refer to coin impressions, marks on documents, or the Roman Imperial seal. No need to complicate a simple idea like that. It would make more sense to consider tattoos as a form of mark.
There is a seal (similar to "mark") on the foreheads of those who worship the Lamb in Rev. 7:3. Is this a chip, too? Or a tattoo, for that matter?
these chips can be programmed. i saw a bull on tv that had a chip in it and the bull charged the bull fighter as it normally would. when the bull charged at the red cape, then the moment it was about to touch it, then the bull made a sharp left avoiding the cape because it was programmed to do that.
9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, 10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: (Revelation 14:9-10)