Mostly following another posting about transportation, travel, something that has been rolling around in my feeble brain, once again has surfaced. The Mark. If I understand this, this will most likely be an implant like they have already started doing. I have a rudimentary understanding of it, but not one where I could actually come up with a working solution. So let's play pretend here for a moment please. What if, you were forced to take the Mark. Lots of ways that could happen as I'm sure most of you have thought of. One way is having to go for surgery right now. When you fill out all of that paperwork, you also sign a release form giving YOUR permission for 'them' to do all to care for you. Yeah...that does keep me up at night. Okay, it's been injected into you. My first thought is get myself home and cut that sucker out of me, but how would I know if it's there? Assuming it's a lump of some kind, get it out. Now what? Would there be a way that this could be used outside of the body? Could something be made so that a person could be seen as having the Mark, but instead have a ring, bracelet something that could be used when needed? The stuff I've seen done is just a unit being injected into the webbing between thumb and fore finger. No nerve linking, just a sending unit like what is on a lot of packaging now. Bigger brains than mine would have to figure this one out.