While many of us were sweating over the concept of chips being implanted in humans, another company was working on an invisible ink with which to tattoo both humans and animals.
Somark Innovations has successfully developed a chip-less biocompatible RFID and has tested its product on cattle and laboratory rats. Using micro-needles and an ink capsule, the skin is tattooed with an invisible ink. Although the tattoo can’t be seen by the human eye it can presently be detected as far as four feet away.
It takes a mere five to 10 seconds to “stamp or tattoo” an animal and the ink remains in the skin.
Information Week reported, “The U.S. Department of Agriculture calls for a 15-digit number to track cattle. The first three digits are ‘840’ for the U.S. country code. The remaining digits are unique identifiers. The numbers would link to a database containing more information.”
Scientist Mark Pydynowski said that it is safe for both animals and people and plans to license the RFID invisible tattoo to be used on military personnel. He said that, “The ink could be used to track and rescue soldiers.” He further commented, “It could help identify friends or foes, prevent friendly fire, and help save soldiers’ lives. It’s a very scary proposition when you’re dealing with humans, but with military personnel, we’re talking about saving soldiers’ lives and it may be something worthwhile,” Pydynowski said. “It can say where it has been, who it has talked to, who it has eaten with, and who else it has been in contact with,” he added.
The scientist informs us that the technology can even trace the cuts of meat we purchase in the supermarket but then attempts to comfort us by adding that consumers would destroy the tattoos tracing system by breaking down the ink when chewing the meat. He further states that the government could even track e-coli outbreaks in spinach.
Basically all of the needs which the chip could meet are met by the new RFID tattoo but is completely invisible! And of course an invisible tattoo will be much more acceptable than a chip implant. Remember that the chips were planned to be placed above the eyebrow or in the hand of military individuals. Ideally it was to be placed in both their hand and forehead which would become positive identification when a soldier was decapitated and only the head or the body was recovered. The chips were planned to be connected to a data base which contained all of the individuals medical, financial, and historical information. One company produced a commercial which showed a man going through a shopping center and placing things in the large pocket of his coat. He then simply walked out of the door as the detector detected all of the items he chose and then deducted the price from his bank account. He had no need to go through a cashier to purchase his food.
Computers now have online stores in which an individual can shop for clothes or groceries online. Rather than laboriously typing in your credit card information, a much safer and convenient route would be to wave your hand over an infrared light connected to your computer and your invisible tattoo would automatically link to the main data base allowing you to buy and sell online.
In summery we now have an invisible tattoo which can be placed on humans. This tattoo can be linked to a central data base. To connect with this data base there is a country code consisting of three numbers. One could theorize that if a one world government were to ever attempt to form, that these three digits would change to three other digits which reflected the code of this one world system. Of course the computerized numerical system would run much smoother with an even number such as, lets say, six or even a multiple of sixes. We also discovered that this invisible tattoo can trace our food, including meat and even spinach. Not only can the buying and selling of foods be tracked but but they can track even the very foods themselves.
Different cultures of the world have often typified an unfavorable government as a “beast.” Should such a “beast” arise in our day this invisible RFID tattoo would serve it well in tracking it’s constituents and expediting the buying and selling of food products.
For want of a better term we could actually call such a tattoo the mark of the beast.
Would you take it?
By Dr. Curtis Ward
Much of my material was derived from the article entitled “Invisible RFID Ink Safe For Cattle And People, Company Says” written by K.C. Jones which can be found at the following link: http://www.informationweek.com/news/security/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=196802844