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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Judge to force girl to have 'mark of the Beast?'

Dec. 18, 2012 - Andrea Hernandez, a sophomore in a Texas High School refuses to wear a RFID tracking badge that her school requires. A court case about the issue has not yet released its decision, but the school is not allowed to enforce its policy until further notice.
Both Andrea and her father, Steven Hernandez, testified they believed the electronic system was a sign of the Antichrist described in the New Testament book of Revelation.
Source: WND
Update Jan. 8, 2013 - Judge finally rules on 'Mark of the Beast' - WND
Update Jan. 18, 2013 - Student Kicked Out Of School For Refusing To Wear RFID Tracking Badge Following Failed Appeal - CNS

Prophetic Significance of the Mark of the Beast

New Supercomputer Could be World's Fastest

Oct. 31, 2012 - Titan, a new computer from Cray, will be used at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. It may prove itself faster than the IBM Sequoia. It is capable of operating at more than 20,000 trillion calculations each second (20 petaflops).
That is roughly equivalent to each of the world’s seven billion people being able to carry out three million calculations per second, according to ORNL. Titan also has more than 700 terabytes of memory.
Twenty petaflops is [the number] 20 followed by 15 zeros.
Source: Voice of America
‘Titan’ Supercomputer Could be World’s Most Powerful - Wired

India's Gargantuan Biometric Database Raises Big Questions

Sept. 27, 2012 - The Unique Identity Authority of India (UIDAI)has already collected digital data from 200 million Indians, including digital fingerprints, iris scans, facial photographs, names, addresses and birthdates. Participants are given a 12-digit unique ID number and an ID card linked to the data. Their goal is to include every one of India's 1.2 billion residents.
The program is envisioned as the basis for new mobile apps that would facilitate everything from banking transactions to the purchase of goods and services.
Those who do not join the program will miss out on these conveniences. However, there are user about whether adequate technical safeguards are in place to keep individuals’ information safe and secure.
Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation

Intel: Your Hand Is The Password Of The Future

Sept. 13, 2012 -
Aiming to do away with the need to remember passwords for growing numbers of online services, Intel researchers have put together a tablet with new software and a biometric sensor that recognizes the unique patterns of veins on a person's palm.
Developers demonstrated the new technology by simple waving a hand in front of a tablet, without touching it. The user's identity was confirmed, and that confirmation could be passed on to banks, social networks and other services where a person has accounts.
Source: Huffington Post

FBI launches $1 billion face recognition project

Sept. 7, 2012 - Alessandro Acquisti of Carnegie Mellon University told the US Senate that the FBI's Next Generation Identification (NGI) programme will begin pilot operation this February and is expected to be rolled out nationwide by 2014. The $1 billion project will add biometrics such as iris scans, DNA analysis and voice identification to its identification system.
Tests in 2010 showed that the best algorithms can pick someone out in a pool of 1.6 million mugshots 92 per cent of the time. It's possible to match a mugshot to a photo of a person who isn't looking at the camera too.
Source: New Scientist

Google ups the ante in wallet wars

Sept. 3, 2012 - Users of smart phones will now be able cut up their credit cards and leave their leather wallet at home. Google Wallet is a new application that will provide the convenience of a "single tap" on one's phone to buy products and services. The product will also provide I.D. verification so people can check in for a flight, download virtual boarding passes, and keep their driver’s license and their credit cards on their mobile phone.
Just like the Apple’s AAPL+0.21% forthcoming Passbook app, which is due for release with the iPhone 5 next month, Google Wallet will allow consumers to download loyalty cards, money-off coupons and movie and concert e-tickets directly to the phone.
Security is still an issue. a U.K survey found that only 17% of respondents would use mobile wallets now.
Source: Market Watch

Facial recognition tech is rocketing ahead of laws that can control it

July 25, 2012 - Senator Al Franken and the Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law, are concerned that many American's faces are already part of the growing number of facial recognition databases. Pictures taken in public may be used without permission. And faces cannot be changed like passwords to protect private information.
Source: Arstechnica

The Beast: Tracking You and Your Family Just Got a Whole Lot Easier

June 21, 2012 - VeriMed System is the new name for the Verichip, a RFID microchip that is about the size of a grain of rice and is implantable under your skin.
When scanned it connects directly to the Healthlink global network via the internet allowing doctors immediate retrieval of everything they need to know about you.
In addition, there are serious proposals to use the same technology for protection of our children, financial transactions and security, tracking the nearly 50% of Americans who receive food stamps or other government assistance, identifying criminals, etc.

The author of this article adds that the government could easily require all good citizens to have this device. Those who refuse could be considered terrorists because, "If you’re not chipped, you’re probably hiding something and are obviously dangerous."

Source: Mac Slavo -
USDA Wants RFID Tracking Technology To Be Mandatory In US Food Stamp Program -
New RFID Technology Allows You to be Tracked WITHOUT Your Knowledge -

The Future of Biometrics

June 15, 2012 - A "Biometrics & Identity Management Summit" will be held at the Ritz-Carlton in Pentagon City Arlington, VA from August 20 to 22. It is the only conference of its kind in the world. Six official US Government agencies will be involved in the conference. The agencies are: US-VISIT, BIMA, DARPA, FBI, NIJ, and JIEDDO COIC. Participants will review the past history of biometric identification, such as fingerprinting, and the continued developments of newer technologies. Some of these are:
Facial recognition
Digital Fingerprinting
Iris Recognition
Vein Reading Technology
Hand Geometry
Ear Shape
Gait Analysis (Walking Patterns)
Biometrics & Identity Management Summit
Biometrics Summit Confirms Six Federal Agencies - Market Watch

Credit Cards, An Endangered Species

May 4, 2012 - A new feature of smart phones, called near field communications (NFC), will eventually replace most credit cards. This technology enables rapid point-of-sale payment directly from one's phone to the vendor. The system is in use already and growing in popularity.
In locations in Africa, Asia and Latin America, money is often stored in a mobile account and transferred to another one during a purchase by bringing the buyer’s and seller’s cell phones into close proximity.
The smart phone could eventually replace the need for cash, checks or credit cards, and will provide real-time feedback on account and payment information.
Source: The Daily Reckoning

New Microchip Knows Your Location To Within Centimeters

April 10, 2012 - Paul Joseph Watson starts his column with this sentence:

"Forget a chip in your forehead – the ‘mark of the beast’ is the cell phone."

His announcement follows the release of information about a new chip by Broadcom for smart phones that will give the location of the user to within a few centimeters - even inside a building. This will eventually enable such commercial magic as instant, personalized discount coupons for each person as they enter a store. The writer concludes that the Bible's prediction about the "mark of the beast" will not require an implanted chip.

Coercion was not necessary because people have been enticed into willingly giving up their privacy for convenience.

Ed. note: We have been saying this for a couple of years already, but an implanted chip will probably also be a part of the ultimate technology for the mark. The phone would be linked to the implant so that if it were lost or stolen it would not work, and its valuable information could not be copied apart from its rightful owner.
Does PayTag mean the end of cash in your pocket? - Telegraph - UK

Britain: Internet activity 'to be monitored' under new laws

April 2, 2012 - Legislators in Britain are planning to introduce a bill that would call for the installation of equipment that will allow GCHQ – the Government's electronic "listening" agency – to examine "on demand" any phone call made, text message and email sent, and website accessed in "real time. They believe that this capability is necessary to deal with terrorism.
Although GCHQ would not be able to access the content of such communications without a warrant, the legislation would enable it to trace... how often and for how long they are in communication.
Source: Telegraph

National ID threatens 'ultimate control'

April 1, 2012 - The Real ID Act of 2005, which mandated “costly and restrictive” nationwide standards for a drivers’ license database.
The plan, although made into law, never has been implemented, and according to John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute, half the states adopted resolutions or other prohibitions on the federal plan.
A coalition of organizations is urging members of Congress not to even consider plans to revive the legislation. Whitehead said, "A national ID card would enable the government to track citizens and, thus, jeopardize the privacy rights of Americans.”
Source: WND

Nokia May Turn Tattoos Into More Than Body Art

Mar. 20, 2012 - Nokia has filed a patent application for a magnetic tattoo that could alert the "wearer" to incoming calls or messages to their mobile device. James Canton, CEO of the Institute for Global Futures predicts that this is just the beginning of developments toward a fully functional device attached to the body. He said,
With this convergence, you start to see a new technology platform, one that could make mobile phones of today seem like a very minor story."

Another analyst, Ian Fogg of the IHS Screen Digest, said, "All the mobile phone companies have R&D labs that look very far into the future." However, he added that practical applications may still be years off.

Source: TechNewsWorld

In Sweden, cash is king no more

Mar. 19, 2012 - Many businesses in Sweden won't accept cash any more. The convenience and safety of electronic transactions had practically eliminated the use of cash, and some people predict that Sweden will stop printing bank notes within 20 years.
Source: Lompoc Record

The CIA wants to spy on you through your TV: Agency director says it will 'transform' surveillance

Mar. 18, 2012 - In a Wired's 'Danger Room' blog CIA Director David Petraeus says that new inexpensive technology will make it feasible to connect the Internet not only to computers, phones, and televisions, but to an endless variety of devices like cameras, doorbells, kitchen appliances, etc.
Petraeus says that web-connected gadgets will 'transform' the art of spying - allowing spies to monitor people automatically without planting bugs, breaking and entering or even donning a tuxedo to infiltrate a dinner party.
Source: Daily Mail
CIA Chief: We’ll Spy on You Through Your Dishwasher - - Danger Room - Wired News

Concern about Google's new privacy policy

Jan. 31, 2012 - The new privacy policy announced by the major search engine on the Internet reveals that their most-popular search engine, Gmail, YouTube, and Android phones will collect information about your Internet habits and preferences. There are differing opinions about how much they will know about you and what they will do with that information. Like all "advances" in technology, this ability could be used for good or evil purposes.
How Google knows everything about you - WorldNetDaily
New Google Privacy Policy> - Google
Privacy Tools - Google

U.S. Supreme Court tackles GPS-and-privacy conundrum

Jan. 31, 2012 - The Supreme Court has limited the use of GPS tracking. Police had argued that following a suspect by use of the satellite tracking device was like assigning people to physically follow people of interest.
The court ruled unanimously that secretly tracking people's movements by attaching GPS devices to their cars violated the Fourth Amendment's ban on unreasonable searches unless police first get a warrant from a judge.
Source: Winnipeg Freepress

Cashless Society: India Implements First Biometric ID Program for all of its 1.2 Billion Residents

Jan. 12, 2012 -India has launched a nationwide program that will be directed by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) under the premise of preventing identity theft and social welfare fraud. It will assign a Unique Identification Number (UID) to every person. Each number will be llinked to the biometric data of the recipient using three different forms of information – fingerprints, iris scans, and pictures of the face.
Major banks, state/local governments, and other institutions are planning to use the UIDAI for identification verification purposes and, of course, payment and accessibility.
Source: InfoWars

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