Item description for The Spychips Threat: Why Christians Should Resist RFID and Electronic Surveillance by Katherine Albrecht & Liz McIntyre...
Overview This explosive expose on how major corporations are working to install secret tracking devices on all consumer products features new analysis and information that links RFID technology to alarming end-times scenarios.
Ever feel like you're being watched? This eye-opening book shows how a new technology may soon track your every move . . . and pave the way for the fulfillment of end-time biblical prophecy.
A revolutionary technology called RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) is poised to expose our habits, secrets, and slip-ups to money-hungry marketers, savvy criminals, and government snoops. One day soon, our shoes could keep track of our footsteps. Stores could ID us as we walk in the door. Hidden "tracking units" could log even our restroom visits.
Global corporations and government agencies have already invested millions in a plan that uses tiny microchips to uniquely number and track everyday items. Parts of this Orwellian vision are uncannily similar to the prophesies of Revelation. Chipping inanimate objects is just the start-the endpoint is a form of RFID that can be injected into the flesh. This work-an updated version of Katherine Albrecht and Liz McIntyre's controversial and award-winning book Spychips-is a clarion call to Christians to take a stand against plans to monitor and control people through this unnerving new technology.
Using public records, real-world examples, and biblical prophesies, Albrecht and McIntyre uncover the frightening story behind RFID and show us how to protect our privacy and civil liberties while there's still time.
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Studio: Nelson Current
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.58" Height: 0.77" Weight: 0.64 lbs.
Release Date Jan 31, 2006
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 1595550216 ISBN13 9781595550217 UPC 020049140192
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More About Katherine Albrecht & Liz McIntyre
Dr. Katherine Albrecht is the founder and director of CASPIAN, an international consumer group. Dubbed the "Erin Brockovich" of RFID by Wired magazine, she is one of the leading voices for privacy in today's fast-changing, high-tech world. Katherine holds a doctorate in education from Harvard University. Liz McIntyre is an award-winning investigative writer with a flair for exposing corporate shenanigans and bureaucratic misdeeds. She serves as CASPIAN's communications director and has been the master strategist for many of the organization's most successful media campaigns.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Spychips Threat: Why Christians Should Resist RFID and Electronic Surveillance?
Totally fictional. Mar 17, 2007
The author really doen't have a clue about what she's writing. It is more a science-fiction book than anything else. Books like this do not help the cause of privacy. The real threat to our personal lives is in the uncontrolled databases that marketing companies keep of our purchasing habits, not a particular technology such as RFID.
Do NOT buy this book.
Drivel .... Jul 24, 2006
I was not surprised that this book was worthless - but I am surprised at how many presumably intelligent people seem to find it plausible. For me, this book belongs in the same trash can along with anything written by Ann coulter.
RFID chips Mar 19, 2006
This book was very informitive, detailed and accurate. The price was great as well.
Impressively researched Feb 23, 2006
RFID has an important role in a ubiquitous spy network that is capable of serving powerful government officials, hostile regimes, criminals, pharmaceutical companies, insurance providers, and employers. The RFID industry is planning for humans to receive subdermal microchips, and for personally-identifiable chips to be embedded in everything we interact with. Potential for privacy loss is enormous, its implications are profound, and it will affect everyone. Item-level tagging precedes the slippery slope that is likely to result in a power-struggle between government and corporate forces to control real-time monitoring of individual lives. Government affection for intrusive surveillance is recently exhibited in Texas, with the Houston Police Department's reckless (not to mention Orwellian) idea of equipping apartment complexes and private homes with indoor video monitoring.
Discoveries revealed in "The Spychips Threat" (e.g., NCR's patent application, "Automated Monitoring of Activity of Shoppers in a Market") are not only provocative, but demonstrate RFID trends are quickly evolving from tracking palettes of toothpaste; advancing as devices that surreptitiously acquire and exploit personal data. RFID promises a complicated future, where lives and everyday decisions will be constantly burdened by the excessive knowledge that RFID provides. It is also poised to compliment converging technologies intended for physically controlling humans--devices to be used as punishment methods (like with caged lab rats) via remotely-activated subdermal implants that deliver painful or lethal payloads if we step out of line--all serving the purposes of folks not the least bit concerned with linking our identity to a brand of hair conditioner.
If this all sounds hyped and sensationalized, I recommend reading the patent applications for yourself, and statements from industry executives that celebrate future Draconian applications of RFID to provide authorities with methods to "abolish crime". Bad idea for governments to have such complete power--especially in countries that are already theocracies. God help us all.
Although the prospect of widespread RFID deployment is such an unpleasant subject, much of this book is delightful in its humor and sarcasm. These authors are brilliant at presenting the emerging human rights threats, as well as developments that Christians should be watchful of in regards to Bible prophecy. How should Christians respond to the preludes of "the Mark"? The book answers this, and provides a well-reasoned response to the misguided notion that we should welcome "the Mark" as a sign of Christ's return.
This Book is a MUST read ! Feb 10, 2006
It is a new day for commerce in America and if you thought those annoying marketing calls to your home are bad, wait to you hear what's in "store" for you. The corporate giants are not satisfied with making millions of dollars, they want more, much more. Imagine the next time you enter a supermarket for a loaf of bread your identity, financial standing and buying habits enter as well. That is the vision many corporations see in implementing Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) microchips into their products. The slogan "to hawk you're wares" used to mean the peddling of one's goods. Now it is more apt to describe a bird of prey hunting your every purchase when RFID technology enters the fold.
As a freelance journalist whose work has been fortunate enough to appear on websites such as WorldNetDaily.com I have been absolutely amazed at the scope, detail and evidence Katherine Albrecht and Liz McIntyre have unveiled in their book, "The Spychips Threat". Imagine a world where all products, goods and possibly yourself have been injected with a tiny Radio Frequnecy Identification (RFID) tag? Think that scenario is impossible? Not only is it possible but as Albrecht and McIntyre explain in their book, it is heading towards reality unless people stand up and make their voices heard!
The reason why RFID use is especially important for Christians to understand is best summed up in the authors own words:
""We believe it is essential for Christians to consider the implications of the industry plans we have uncovered and share in this book. These plans include tracking people around stores, following their movements in public places, and even spying on them in their own homes. What's more, the end point of all this tracking could be the implementation of an RFID device in people's flesh to number and identify them for a multitude of reasons, including buying and selling. This plan should raise a red flag for everyone familiar with the last book of the Bible."
The reference is in regards to the Book of Revelation and the vaunted mark of the Beast as found in Revelation chapter 13. The authors never assert that RFID technology is the fulfillment of biblical prophecy. However what they do present in their book is compelling evidence at both the corporate and government level that this scenario is possible. I highly encourage ALL Christians to get this book and examine the evidence for themselves.