- Revelation 13:
-  And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and
poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their
-  And that no man might buy or sell, save he that
had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
-  Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding
count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number
is Six hundred threescore and six.
- On October 22, 2002, Applied Digital Solutions received
word from the FDA that they would not regulate the chip under FDA regulations
as it was to be used for identification and security purposes. ADS President,
Scott Silverman stated shortly afterward, "We'll now go into high
gear with our sales, marketing and distribution plans in the U.S.,"
No time was wasted and they went into high gear putting already well laid
plans and resources into action.
- On October 24, an ADS press release boasted, "The
first 100,000 registrants and all qualified ADSX shareholders will be eligible
for a special introductory savings of $50 at the time of "chipping."
Details on the "Get Chipped" promotion will be posted soon "
- There are already 7 VeriChip distribution centers in
the United States located in Phoenix Arizona, San Antonio Texas, Naples
Florida, Port St. Lucie Florida, McLean Virginia, Boca Raton Florida, and
Sunrise Florida. VeriChip has also begun a registration program to determine
the location of future distribution centers. The Phrases "Get Chipped"
and "The Chipsons" have already been registered as trademarks
for the company, as has the name "The Chipmobile" which is the
name of their mobile distribution unit. It is scheduled to make appearances
around the nation for public relations efforts, and is in reality a mobile
distribution center and completely equipped as a "Chipping Facility".
- According to their press release, VeriChip is being plugged
to be used for "Homeland Security" and act as a "tamper-proof
personal verification". In simple laymen's terms, this simply means
it will be used as an irrefutable proof of identification. It is also being
promoted as a valid means of electronic banking and commerce.
- How easy is it to "get chipped"? According
to the same press release, ""Getting chipped" is a simple,
outpatient procedure that lasts just a few minutes and involves only local
anesthetic and insertion of the chip."
- Is this limited to America? How quickly can we expect
this to catch on worldwide? In a press release dated October 25, 2002 it
is revealed that VeriChip now has signed a distributor in Equador, an authorized
representative in Europe, and a due diligence agreement in China.