I recently read an article published in the magazine, MAKE, that told how you can build NFC RFID tags (Radio-Frequency Identification), right into your manicure, then command your gadgets with a fingertip. I found this very disturbing.
The article says, “Nail art has seen some advances in the past decades, from the invention of cellulose-based polish 100 years ago, through thin plastic false nails, to the available-everywhere acrylic sculptured nails. But it was about time nails went techno.
On the security conference circuit, Baybe Doll (aka Emily Mitchell) had been getting her nail technician to embed small devices with readable data into her acrylic nails. However, the technology wasn’t readily available to the masses, and when it was, it was big and chunky.
NFC (near-field communication) tags are the solution; they’re tiny and they’re powered by nearby magnetic fields so they don’t need batteries. The first NFC tag I tried to put on my nail was an NXP Mifare Ultralight C NTAG213 that I bought from a supplier to retail stores (it’s the thing that makes your shopping bag go beep when you leave if it hasn’t been deactivated). It was huge in comparison to the ones I use now.
I started searching online for tiny NFC data tags and LED lights, and tried out a variety before settling on the NXP Mifare Classic 1K, which is only 9mm across and can store a surprising amount of data.
The main problem was how to protect the tags and LEDs from handwashing and showers whilst on the nails. Painting over them works – but it’s bumpy. Having the embedded in a sculpted nail by a nail technician is costly. This DIY method is a cheap and workable solution and, if you’re careful, can be reused.”
The article goes on to tell you how to build your NFC/RFID Nails at the cost of only $15. It says to use your data nails to trigger tasks on your phone or your homebrew NFC project or use the LED nails to show that your NFC card is being read when you hold it near a reader. Tanya Fish, who wrote the article said she was intrigued by what else could be embedded in nails. She soaked a credit card in acetone to find the chip inside. She said it was a messy process, but she eventually got the chip out. She brags about not having to remember her wallet because her credit card information is right on her nail. She is working to find a way to have even more technology on her nails. She is working on developing some flexible PCBs that attach to your nails and are powered by a matching bracelet.
More signs of the end-times we now live in!
The Bible tells us in Revelation about the “Mark of the Beast.”
Revelation 13:16-18 King James Version (KJV)
16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
We don’t know what the “Mark of the Beast” will be, but it is sad how society is making this technology acceptable and even cool!
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