Skip to comments.Invisible RFID Ink Safe For Cattle And People, Company Says
Posted on 01/23/2008 8:07:51 AM PST by BGHater
The process developed by Somark involves a geometric array of micro-needles and an ink capsule, which is used to 'tattoo' an animal. The ink can be detected from 4 feet away.
A startup company developing chipless RFID ink has tested its product on cattle and laboratory rats.
Somark Innovations announced this week that it successfully tested biocompatible RFID ink, which can be read through animal hairs. The passive RFID technology could be used to identify and track cows to reduce financial losses from Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (mad cow disease) scares. Somark, which formed in 2005, is located at the Center for Emerging Technologies in St. Louis. The company is raising Series A equity financing and plans to license the technology to secondary markets, which could include laboratory animals, dogs, cats, prime cuts of meat, and military personnel.
Chief scientist Ramos Mays said the tests provide a true proof-of-principle and mitigate most of the technological risks in terms of the product's performance. "This proves the ability to create a synthetic biometric or fake fingerprint with biocompatible, chipless RFID ink and read it through hair," he said.
Co-founder Mark Pydynowski said during an interview Wednesday that the ink doesn't contain any metals and can be either invisible or colored. He declined to say what is in the ink, but said he's certain that it is 100% biocompatible and chemically inert. He also said it is safe for people and animals.
The process developed by Somark involves a geometric array of micro-needles and a reusable applicator with a one-time-use ink capsule. Pydynowski said it takes five to 10 seconds to "stamp or tattoo" an animal, and there is no need to remove the fur. The ink remains in the dermal layer, and a reader can detect it from 4 feet away.
"Conceptually, you can think of it in the same way that visible light is reflected by mirrors," he said, adding that the actual process is slightly different and proprietary.
The amount of information contained in the ink depends on the surface area available, he said. The U.S. Department of Agriculture calls for a 15-digit number to track cattle. The first three digits are "840" for the U.S. country code. The remaining digits are unique identifiers. The numbers would link to a database containing more information.
"It can say where it has been, who it has talked to, who it has eaten with, and who else it has been in contact with," Pydynowski said.
Ranchers and others in the agricultural industry can choose a covert stamping system, which would make it impossible for cattle thieves to tell which animals have been marked and easy for those checking for stolen cattle to determine a cow's source. Pydynowski said the technology is an improvement over ear tags, which can be detached from cows and other products.
The technology could verify that cuts of meat originated in a hormone-free environment, Pydynowski said, adding that consumers would destroy the system by breaking down the ink when chewing the meat. In other words, Big Brother wouldn't know whether someone ate a Big Mac or a filet mignon, according to Pydynowski's explanation. However, the government and agricultural producers and retailers could track e-coli outbreaks in spinach, he said.
The ink also could be used to track and rescue soldiers, Pydynowski said.
"It could help identify friends or foes, prevent friendly fire, and help save soldiers' lives," he said. "It's a very scary proposition when you're dealing with humans, but with military personnel, we're talking about saving soldiers' lives and it may be something worthwhile."
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Are Eff Eye Dee PING
Mark of the beast on your forehead?........
Apparently it can be invisible now
“It could help identify friends or foes, prevent friendly fire, and help save soldiers’ lives,” he said.
If we can see you, they can see you.
Ah...aren’t military personnel also humans?
In fact, I think I'd object in the most strenuous terms possible and at high velocity...
“Woe to you, Oh Earth and Sea, for the Devil sends the
beast with wrath, because he knows the time is short...
Let him who hath understanding reckon the number of the
beast for it is a human number, its number is Six hundred and
I left alone my mind was blank
I needed time to think to get the memories from my mind
What did I see can I believe that what I saw
that night was real and not just fantasy
Just what I saw in my old dreams were they
reflections of my warped mind staring back at me
‘Cos in my dream it’s always there the evil face that twists my mind
and brings me to despair
The night was black was no use holding back
‘Cos I just had to see was someone watching me
In the mist dark figures move and twist
Was this all for real or some kind of hell
666 the number of the beast
Hell and fire was spawned to be released
Torches blazed and sacred chants were praised
As they start to cry hands held to the sky
In the night the fires burning bright
The ritual has begun Satan’s work is done
666 the number of the beast
Sacrifice is going on tonight
This can’t go on I must inform the law
Can this still be real or just some crazy dream
But I feel drawn towards the evil chanting hordes
They seem to mesmerise me ... can’t avoid their eyes
666 the number of the beast
666 the one for you and me
I’m coming back I will return
And I’ll possess your body and I’ll make you burn
I have the fire I have the force
I have the power to make my evil take it’s course
The Book of Revelation never said it was visible, only that it was there. I often wondered how people would have the “mark” on their foreheads and not look silly. Now we know............
Can I put it on my golf ball so I can easily find it an not get a two stroke penalty?
Just drink the Kool-Aide...
Yep I often wondered the same thing...and thus my comment.
This sounds like a good way to possibly track deported illegal aliens....all of them, not just the Mexicans.
“It’s a very scary proposition when you’re dealing with humans, but with military personnel, we’re talking about saving soldiers’ lives and it may be something worthwhile.”
So there is a difference between military personnel and humans, after all; I thought that was just a matter of opinion.
Company’s name is “Somark”?
“Then a third angel followed them, saying
with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast
and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead
or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of
the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured
out full strength into the cup of His indignation.
He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in
the presence of the holy angels and in the presense
of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever;and they have no rest day or night,
who worship the beast and his image, and whoever
receives the mark of his name.”- Revelation 14:9
Written by John prophetically some 2000 years ago...the Word of the living God is always proven true.
Correction. Revelations 14:9-11
What is the benefit of an invisible bar code? Don’t they want the slaves to know they are slaves?
When I was still in the service, we were ordered to go to the clinic one day, enmasse, to provide a blood sample. Not just a few of us, ALL of us. Every, single individual in the military was told to give this blood sample. When questioned about it, we were told it was a “DNA sample”. There were no explanations, just orders to do so.
This was a few years before 9-11, probably 99 or so if I remember rightly, perhaps earlier.
I refused. Eventually they got the rest of us who were refusing, in one fell swoop. Almost got an article 15 for it. Finally, like a good military person, I complied.
The Government has our DNA already. It’s a matter of time before we’re tattooed too.
The world is a place in which I long for a change. I love technology, computers, the Internet, and all the other really cool, Star Trekish stuff that goes with it. But, I don’t like this tracking of people stuff. I don’t like the fact that illegals get here and are untracked, but you know what? I’m a free citizen of this country and I shouldn’t have to provide JACK to ANYONE to PROVE who I am.
Lock the gates and stop the inrush of these people, illegal aliens, and criminals and terrorists. Then find the ones that don’t belong here when they apply for drivers licenses or break the law and get caught.
Mean time, keep the friggin’ tattoos off of ME.
RFID Ink Product Can Track Humans (Chipless Ink Tatoo RFID)
Computer Weekly ^ | Thursday, Jan 11, 2007 | Antony Sawas
Posted on 01/12/2007 8:55:05 PM CST by Esther Ruth
A US company has launched a chipless RFID (radio-frequency identification) Ink that can be used to track both animals and humans.
Visible or invisible Ink “Tatoos” can be applied to the skin and tracked by RFID readers positioned a few feet away.
The Company, Somark...said it had successfully tested it’s Biocompatible Chipless RFID Ink product....
(Excerpt) Read more at computerweekly.com ...
The rapture “doctrine” is not part of orthodox Christian theology. It was created out of the whole cloth in the 19th Century by an American “evangelist” and his teenage girlfriend.
That being said, I’m not worried about this proposal. RFID digital identification technology for human applications will never be adopted widely. Why? Because (as with any form of digital technology) it is highly susceptible to hacking. Biometric ID (DNA, retina scans, etc.) can’t be hacked. An eyeball is either yours or it isn’t.
(This is the same reason that the current global trend towards a cashless economy will stop, and eventually revert to the use of precious metals or metal-backed banknotes for currency. Eventually, people will lose faith in the digital currency system and revert to barter or scrip. Physical currency eliminates this problem: one can hack digital money, but one can’t hack metal. A coin is either gold or it isn’t.)
The forehead and right hand are poor locations for an identification mark, anyway. The forehead is thin (it’s only a thin layer of tissue over the skull) and the hands are susceptible to being cut off. The back of the neck or some other head or trunk location would be better suited for any sort of permanent ID tattoo.
Serious Question 1: If a baby is given the Mark of the Beast at birth, does he or she still go to Hell?
Serious Question 2: If they give you the Mark of the Beast tattoo on your neck, chest, or ass, do you still go to Hell?
Any system is susceptible to hacking or defeating, even biometrics. The idea is to minimize the costs once it’s hacked.
I will NEVER take the Mark!
Ephrem of Nisibis wrote of the rapture in the 4th century. Also, Bishop Victorinus of Petau wrote in the 4th century that the Church would depart the earth before the plagues of the tribulation. Further, in the 18th century Reverend Morgan Edwards wrote extensively of the rapture in his 1788 book, Millennium, Last Days novelties.
I'm not 100% sure I buy into the rapture but I don't reject it out of hand. In any event, it is certainly not a 19th century invention.
Revelation Chapter 13 gets closer every day.
It’ll be so cool to have a tatoo that only shows up under a black light.
Fortunately I’m no longer in the military, and though I still work in the defense sector, I’ll not allow them to implant anything in or on my body, mark me or whatever. It’s more than sufficient that they have my finger prints on file, DNA in my military records, rental scans on file and so on.
They have plenty of ways to identify me if they need to do so. I’m one of the good guys, and personally, I could care less about those other things - until the day comes they try to say I lost my gun rights or some other rights. That’s the day I pull those guns out of the safe and take action.
I don’t think that day will come without a lot of other fights before me though... so, I will wait and see and keep teaching my children and grandchildren exactly what freedom means and what they must do to protect that freedom, until the day comes I have to SHOW them.
Thanks. Incremental globalism marches on . . . Satan grins . . . clueless treasonous idiots aid and assist . . .
So which country is “666” ?
I was discharged in ‘68, I doubt they were taking DNA sample back then but as you said they’ve got my fingerprints. That’s enough.
No, this was in the late 90s. I went into the service in 1976 and they talked about it on and off for years - but it never came to fruition mostly because the DNA technology wasn’t quite there yet.
So in the 1990s, when DNA processes were improved to the point of being able to pretty much rule in or rule out individuals, they started pushing it again. I was in the USAF Reserves by then and figured it wouldn’t ever happen while I was in, then a few years before I finally decided to call it quits, they forced those of us who’d be refusing up til then to give it up.
I wanted to make sure I hit my retirement date and stayed and dealt with it.
At that point, I was already resigned to the fact we were using SSNs, fingerprints, retinal scans and other biometric means of identification. I figured at that point it was the principle of the thing and fought it until my retirement check was in jepoardy. I spent too many years with the government to let them off that easily.
If Senators and Congressmen get a basically unlimited income for only serving four or six years, and I worked my ASS off for 26, I wasn’t letting my meager retirement check (for 25% or so of my original base pay) get away when I turned 60 (I don’t get my pay until 2017....)
There are tattoos that use that kind of ink.
Just depends what kind of tattoo you get.
In the head, or in the hand...
I didn’t mention the rapture.
I take the bible literally when it says there will one day be an antichrist and he will use some type of “mark” which if taken will symbolize ownership or allegiance to the beast (comparative to an animal being branded). The Bible states that it will be “...on their right hand or their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name (Rev 13:16-17). No ambiguity there.
Question #1 I’ll not touch with a ten foot pole. I do know that the Lord is the perfect judge. Innocence is a quality he highly values and tells us to defend and those that take advantage of it or exploit it will be held accountable to Him.
Question #2 I would have to say yes according to scripture, “There is no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and his image, or for anyone who receives the mark of his name.”Rev 14:11
Retread thread here, dang you’re good at what you do!
Only a matter of time.
Sad to see this.
EVEN SO, COME QUICKLY, LORD JESUS.
though . . . many need gathered in, still.
Oh hell no, absolutely NOT!!!
Those are the lyrics from “Number of the Beast” by a group called Iron Maiden.
Post #37 shows the album cover.
Betcha thought I’d lost it, eh??
It can be used to track soldiers?
Used to trigger a bomb when only americans are in close proximity.
Used to identify who is eating children’s products for purposes of kidnapping.
Used as a beacon to direct a rocket.
the posibilities are endless....