"And it was given him to give life to the image of the beast: and that image of the beast should speak: and cause that whosoever will not adore the image of the beast should be slain. And he shall make all, both little and great, rich and poor, freemen and bondmen, to have a character in their right hand or on their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, but he that hath the character, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. He that hath understanding, let him count the number of the beast. For it is the number of a man: and the number of him is six hundred sixty-six."(Apocalypse Chapter 13: 15-18)Technology has progressed to the point where electronic chips are being implanted into some people's hands which can carry their medial information, act like a pass key, or a credit card. They just scan their hands and the information is brought up on a computer screen. There has been discussion, which I do not believe or disbelieve, that these chips are akin to the mark of the beast where no man will be able to buy or sell, or be part of society for that matter, if they do not have the chip.