The 5 Questions You Want to Ask About RFID Implants

People are now paying for RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) implants from companies like and Dangerous Things. They are known as body hackers, and they use the chips to open locked doors, log on to their computers, store and share media and start their cars. Here are the answers to the most common questions asked about RFID implants.

1) Are they removable?
The commercially available implants can be removed. There are two kinds however, and one has biocompatible scaffolding, which is meant to facilitate tissue growth and bond the implant with the body. The commercially available ones are covered in glass, so they do not bond with the body, meaning they can be easily removed.

2) Can they break inside your body?

The short answer is yes. However, this is not as big a problem as it may sound. The impact required to break the glass capsule would also be powerful enough to fracture or break bone. So, the fact that you might have some broken glass and a chip under your skin would be a very small concern. There has never been a reported case of a capsule breaking.

3) Do they represent the mark of the beast?
No! It does state in the bible that the Mark of the Beast would be present on a persons’ hand. However, in the book of revelations it states that, “no man might buy or sell, save he had the mark.” This means that if the implant did represent the Mark of the Beast, it would more likely be used for financial transactions than opening cars.

4) Are they safe for MRI scans?
They are most likely safe for MRI scans. Real problems occur when magnets are passed through MRI scanners, but RFID chips are less problematic. The study carried out by the FDA into the scanning machines found that metal implants will heat up when they are in the scanner, and they can also be displaced.

5) Will the government use the implants to track me using space satellites?

Again, the short answer is no. These chips are not connectable to GPS (global positioning satellites), so even if the US government, or the government of any other country, wanted to track you, they couldn’t do it. Unless the government created a very large and powerful reader, but the signal only reaches a few inches.

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