- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Thomas Nelson (January 31, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1595550216
- ISBN-13: 978-1595550217
- Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.2 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,284,846 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Spychips Threat: Why Christians Should Resist RFID and Electronic Surveillance Paperback – January 31, 2006
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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.Read more ›
Like a gun, the technology itself is not "evil". But as the authors point out, just imagine if an evil man, such as Hitler, had lived in a time when every item manufactured on the planet was tagged with its own RFID chip & number--a time we are fast approaching*. How would anyone have ever escaped Nazi Germany? Imagine if a new megalomaniac decides that some segment of the population is a threat--how would that population evade extermination? If you didn't live through WWI or II, don't be fooled into thinking 'it can't happen here'. As Joe Conason pointed out, "It CAN Happen Here". The point is, it is irresponsible for us to stick our heads in the sand and allow a technology like this to germinate unchecked until one day a new Hitler does arise, seizes power, and uses this technology to wipe out his "enemies".
A note concerning the two negative reviews on the site. The first, written by Rafael A. Collantes Bellido, states that the author doesn't have a clue as to what she is writing. RFID is real, it is already out there, and those "databases" he mentions will take on a new life entirely when they are capable of tracking the full lifespan of a product even after it is purchased and taken home by the user. So to say that the authors do not have a clue as to what they are writing is nonsense.
The fact is, this technology is real.Read more ›
"The SpyChips Threat" is a bit dated, and I'd love to hear some of the newer research, technology, and applications, but this is an important subject, and I'm glad someone has tackled the governmental and corporate abuses of this technology. I'm no conspiracy theorist, and I believe money is the main thing pushing these agendas, but it's no mistake that the lowest ethics scores in universities show up among students with marketing majors. When humans become nothing but numbers and dollar signs, there is always room for abuse and trouble. Violations of privacy do exist, as seen with some of the recent revelations about iPhones and the information they gather on owners. A previous reviewer of this book called it "fictional," but apparently hasn't read the recent newspaper articles that not only verify this stuff but show it has been used in even wider spread ways than detailed by the authors.
If you care about consumer privacy and want to educate yourself regarding these issues, "The SpyChips Threat" is an eyeopening and important addition to your research. While the focus toward the end has to do with Christian and biblical concerns, it's really an issue for all peoples who value personal freedom.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I read this book several years ago and found it very disturbing. The fact that the retail industry would secretly implant RFID
chips in the items that they sell to the... Read more
Don't read this. People want to say Christian as a catchy word to read a book that is poorly written because you know this is some fourth grader trite information that anyone can... Read morePublished 19 months ago by M. Scheppmann
Katherine mixes science and passion together in this great book. Most people cannot connect the dots between the use of technology and the abuse of technology.Published 20 months ago by thomas r howe
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Yes indeed......Holy Bible speaks of the....' last days '.....and the " mark of the beast...."......so.....?....... Read more
Opened my eyes and mind to what we accept as normal and how we should question the technology gone wrong that at first glance seems positive or produced for a good reason then goes... Read morePublished on November 26, 2013 by Kindle Customer
good stuff, great prices,fast shipper!!!Great customer service .. really got it to me in a timely fashion at the right pricePublished on February 7, 2013 by BRIAN R GIBSON
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. Read more