Revelation 13:16-17 – He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

One of the latest unattended retail innovations is hardly a chip off the old block. In fact, it’s a chip that promises to significantly change the block into something seemingly out of a science fiction story. Three Square Market, a Wisconsin-based technology company providing micro markets for businesses, recently made waves with its controversial, in-house program: a beta test that has some company employees voluntarily fitted with tiny microchips in their hands. Once

implanted, employees can use the chips to purchase food and beverages in the company’s break room, unlock secured doors and access computers, simply by waving their chipped hands. In early August, the company hosted a “chip party” for approximately 50 employees — about half of the Three Square Market staff based at company’s River Falls, Wisconsin headquarters — who agreed to have the tiny, grain-of-rice-sized chips embedded in their hands. Several employees were eager to participate, based on statements provided by Three Square. CONTINUE