For years there has been a raging debate among Christians who study Bible prophecy. Many have believed that the coming Mark of the Beast will be an implantable microchip that is inserted into the right hand or the forehead. Many others insist that the coming Mark of the Beast will be a tattoo of some sort. Well, perhaps it may be a tattoo that utilizes RFID technology. A start-up company developing "chipless RFID ink" has already tested its product on cattle and laboratory rats.
Now, it is important to state at the outset that this is NOT the Mark of the Beast. However, this may represent yet another step towards the technology that someday will be used in the Mark of the Beast.
The name of the company developing this process is Somark. The RFID tattoo is applied using a geometric array of micro-needles and a reusable applicator with a one-time-use ink capsule.
It takes approximately five to 10 seconds to tattoo an animal (or a human), and there is no need to remove any fur or hair from the recipient of the tattoo. Once it is applied, an RFID reader can detect the tattoo from up to four feet away.
Somark co-founder Mark Pydynowski says that the ink does not contain any metals and that it is 100% bio-compatible and chemically inert.
He also claims that is is 100% safe for animals and for people.
Initially, the executives of Somark hope to market this technology to those who wish to track cattle.
However, it does not take a lot of imagination to think up many other applications for this technology.
Once again, it must be stressed that this is NOT the Mark of the Beast.
However, this is a disturbing development.
The Scriptures tell us in Revelation 13 that someday all of humanity will be forced to take a "Mark" on the right hand or on the forehead by the Antichrist. Nobody will be allowed to buy or sell without it.
So could this "Mark" end up using RFID tattoo technology?
We will just have to wait and see.
Meanwhile, for those who want to learn much more about the Mark of the Beast, we encourage you to check out this article: "What Is The Mark Of The Beast?"