Mark of The Beast

Mark of the Beast

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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Mark of the Beast?
Loughborough To Lead International Identity Management Study
Oct. 5, 2011 - A team of educators in the UK have received a large grant to examine taboos and desires around future technologies of 'identity management'. They will study how and why people in the UK and US will use future identification technologies, and why they will resist others.
"There is a peculiar paradox between the eager sharing of personal details on social network sites, and the deep anxieties about, for instance, biometric identification or a national identity card.
Source: Insurance Newsnet

Prophetic Significance of the Mark of the Beast

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Electronic skin tattoo has medical, gaming, spy uses
Aug. 11, 2011 - A new technology called an epidermal electronic system (EES) has been developed to replace bulky electrodes and integrate the body with electronic equipment. The device is a hair-thin electronic patch that adheres to the skin like a temporary tattoo. It can be used for medical sensing, computer gaming and even spy operations. The device was developed by an international team of researchers from the United States, China and Singapore.
Source: Breitbart

Image courtesy of J. Rogers, University of Illinois

Your face on Facebook 'your own worst enemy'
Aug. 3, 2011 - A so-called "mash-up," or combining of technologies has led to the possible identification of strangers and the ability to gain their personal information. The technologies are face recognition, cloud computing (inexpensive Internet mass storage) and social networks like Facebook. Google and Apple are leading the way in the use of facial recognition.

In one recent experiment at Carnegie Mellon University, more than 30 percent of students who walked by a campus building and had their pictures taken using a webcam attached to a laptop were identified from a public database of photos.

Source: WorldNetDaily
Facebook facial recognition called illegal - The Local - Germany

Facebook Turns on Facial Recognition, Sparking Fresh Privacy Complaints
Jun. 8, 2011 -
Facebook has quietly expanded the availability of technology to automatically identify people in photos, renewing concerns about the privacy practices of the world's top social networking service.
Source: Fox

New super-fast biometric ID system may allow card-less ATMs
June 6, 2011 - New from Fujitsu Laboratories is a fast biometric identification system. It could be used by ATM machines and many other applications.
The new technology announced on June 1 scans not just fingerprints but also the pattern of blood vessels in the palm of a person's hand.
Source: Mainichi - Japan

Visa To Launch New 'Digital Wallet' In Fall

May 11, 2011 - This fall Visa Inc. will launch a new "digital wallet" that will enable people to pay for goods and services through their smartphones. The phones will be equipped with "near-field communications technology," or NFC.
NFC allows people to wave their card or phone in front of a scanner to pay for goods and services. NFC is already found in cards, and can be accepted at drugstore chains and gas stations.
Eventually the same smartphones will allow users to buy products online without having to enter credit card information.

Google's Nexus S already has an NFC chip and the latest Android software for mobile phones supports this technology.

Source: Wall Street Journal

Feds Set Deadline For Identity Smart Card Program

Feb. 4, 2011 -
The federal government has stepped up plans to use the Federal Personal Identity Verification (PIV) system to verify employee and contractor credentials to access federal facilities and IT networks and systems, according to a memo from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued Thursday
Source: Information Week

Obama Administration Reportedly Plans to Create Internet ID for All Americans

Jan. 8, 2011 - President Obama is planning to give the Commerce Department authority to create an Internet ID for all Americans. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke explained:
"We are not talking about a national ID card. We are not talking about a government-controlled system. What we are talking about is enhancing online security and privacy, and reducing and perhaps even eliminating the need to memorize a dozen passwords."
Source: Fox

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