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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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:
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 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
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.