Uses and Abuses of Biochip Technology

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Topic: Biochip Technology; Uses and Abuses Working Hypothesis: What is the correlation between the prophecy of "the mark of the beast", and current trends in biochip technology? Intro/Thesis statement: Technology is chipping away at our personal freedoms. In the New Testament, Revelations 13 warns " He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the Beast or the number of his name...". Bible scholars fear that this passage reflects the modern world, and its use of numbers for authentic identification. Imagine the potential of a computer chip to help or hinder the…show more content…
"Applied Digital Solutions, based in Delray Beach, Fla., said that its devices which it calls VeriChips, could save lives and limit injuries from error in medical treatment. And it expressed hope that such medical uses would accelerate the acceptance of under-the-skin ID chips as security and access-control devices." Feder and Zeller capture the various topics, which trail the current growth in biochip applications. Some financial details are listed. International acceptance and usage of the biochip are also briefed upon. This is a powerful article, because the average reader may not know how to acquire information about advancing technologies. Garfinkel, Simson. Database Nation(the Death of Privacy in the 21st Century). O'Reilly & Associates, Inc. Beijing, 2000. 1st ed. Net Library. Manhattanville Coll. Lib., Purchase, NY. 28, Nov. 2004< http://www.netlibrary.com > Database Nation illustrates current trends central to the technology sector of society. By addressing the role of the government and its correlation with technology, the concept of privacy is thoroughly examined. It is written with the intention of reminding the audience, technology will continue to violate the right to privacy. The more informed the individual, the better chance one has to understand, and address the hazards of technology. This book was first published in 2000, with the intentions of informing the general public of the role that government

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