Mark of The Beast

Mark of the Beast

PROPHETIC SIGNIFICANCE:
The actual "Mark" is Antichrist's NAME or NUMBER, not ours.
It is "worn" as a symbol of worship on the right hand or on the forehead. However, national or international ID numbers are also significant because at the time the Mark is instituted, Antichrist will control all buying and selling, which obviously requires personal identification for all people.


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Apple CEO: Next Generation Won't Know Cash

Nov. 11, 2015 -

Cash will be a thing of the past by the time current college students have families, Apple CEO Tim Cook told a group at Trinity College Dublin.

Source: NewsMax

Alphabet's Project Loon balloons to deliver Internet to Indonesia's islands

Oct. 29, 2015 - Project Loonwill use a network of balloons floating on the edge of space to provide high-speed LTE servlice to 100 million unconnected people in Indonesia.

The project partners with local telecommunications companies to share cellular spectrum, and the balloons relay wireless traffic from mobile phones and other devices to the Internet.

Source: Computerworld
Why Google and Facebook need balloons, drones and rockets - Computerworld

Prophetic Significance of the Mark of the Beast


China looks to quell dissent with 'citizen scores'

Oct. 8, 2015 - China is in the process of rating its citizens according to their acceptance of the government's desires and aims.

Everybody is measured by a score between 350 and 950, which is linked to their national identity card. While currently supposedly voluntary, the government has announced that it will be mandatory by 2020.

Source: WND



What You Should Know About the New Credit Card Chip Rule

Oct. 1, 2015 - "Smart Cards," which have been used for some time in Europe, are the new standard for credit purchases in the U.S.

Banks and credit companies have been sending consumers new cards, which look like their old cards but are fitted with a small metallic high-tech chip known as EMV, which stands for Europay, MasterCard, Visa -- the three companies that created the standard.

These cards are more secure because they assign a transaction number to each purchase.
Source: ABC
DHS seeks smarter smart cards - FCW

Android M Is Here, and So Is Google's Smartphone Future

May 29, 2015 - The next generation of Android smart phones will have the ability to pay for purchases, just like Apple Pay.

The actual card number is never shared with the merchants and can use all major credit cards. Obviously, NFC [Near-Filed Communication] is needed for you to use this neat-o feature at 700,000 stores across the U.S.

For security, the new Androids will include fingerprint sensor.
Source: Gizmodo

New York Backs Bitcoin Exchange But It May Not Fly In California

May 8, 2015 - Bitcoin, the controversial electronic currency, has won approval for use in New York's stock exchange. A charter was approved for the company called itBit.

As The New York Times put it, itBit appeared to be “the winner in a race among bitcoin exchanges to become the first to be fully regulated in the United States.”

The charter provides the legal framework needed to operate in all fifty states. However, some states, like California, may require itBit to win additional licenses in order to accepted.

Source: Wired
Why Bitcoin Could Be Much More Than a Currency - Technology Review

Google Launches New 'On-Body' Unlocking for Android

Mar. 21, 2015 - In the near future Android phones will have a new feature that will use their built-in accelerator to sense if the user is no longer holding or carrying the device, and will automatically lock it so that if someone steals it they will not be able to acces its information.
Source: PCMagazine

Google wants to rank websites based on facts not links

Feb. 28, 2015 - Google currently rates websites by the number of links they have from other websites. They are already judging information according to its trustworthiness, and in the future they plan to demote the websites that have many incorrect facts. They call this the Knowledge-Based Trust score.

The software works by tapping into the Knowledge Vault, the vast store of facts that Google has pulled off the internet.

Source: New Scientist
Google's fact-checking bots build vast knowledge bank - New Scientist
Innovation: How far can you trust an AI assistant [like Siri]? - New Scientist
Knowledge Vault - Wikipedia


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PositiveID- Formerly known as VeriChip
PositiveID - Wikipedia
National Retail Federation
Biomark
Technology: Preparing For The Mark - By Pastor Ron Graff
Trovan - Implantable microchips
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