(OPINION) Anyone who has ever read the Book of Revelation is likely familiar with the following passage: He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666. – Revelation 13:16-18
This system is actually created by the False Prophet and will be enforced by him as well. He will operate alongside the Antichrist who will help him create this institution for the purpose of humanity to make transactions that will be tracked and fully monitored by the final empire led by the Antichrist that will require all citizens of the Earth to put something in their right hand or foreheads associated with the mark, the number or the name of the Beast.
The debate of what and how this system will involve our right hands and foreheads has been debated for years, There have been some individuals and groups who have speculated about this connection based on their own interpretations.
For example, There have been many that have tried to make a link between barcodes and the mark of the Beast as Barcodes are often seen as a means of identification and tracking in a modern consumer society, and some believe that the mark of the Beast mentioned in Revelation fulfills a similar function in a future dystopian society.
This was the case back in 1982, with the publication of The New Money System 666, by Mary Stewart Relfe. Relfe claimed that the “mark” mentioned in Revelation was the bar code. Bar codes are “machine-readable symbols made of patterns of black and white bars and stripes,” according to Azalea Software, Inc., publisher of bar code fonts.
Almost any item bought at a retail store carries a bar code, which carries data read by the bar code scanner. Histories of barcode development differ, but most attribute the push for barcode technology to grocery stores’ need for a fast checkout process. After years of various technologies, IBM’s “Universal Product Code” took the stage in 1973 and remains there today.
Now we have the rise of implantable chips, also known as microchips or RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) implants, these are small electronic devices that can be inserted under the skin, typically in the hand.
The purpose of these chips can vary depending on the context and individual preferences. The potential purposes of these implantable chips in the hand range from serving as a means of personal identification, similar to ID cards or keycards.
They can be used to access secure areas, unlock doors, or authenticate a person’s identity in various settings such as workplaces or events, storing medical information, such as a person’s blood type, allergies, or chronic conditions. In case of an emergency, medical professionals can quickly access this information to provide appropriate care.
These chips can be particularly useful for individuals with specific medical needs. In certain scenarios, implantable chips can be linked to payment systems, allowing individuals to make contactless payments by simply waving their hands near a compatible reader.
This technology is catching on with big companies such as Amazon, Panera Bread, and even major banks are jumping on board with this. Then there are many who choose to have implantable chips for personal convenience or as a form of self-augmentation. For example, a chip could be programmed to unlock personal devices, store personal data, or even interact with smart home systems.
That brings us to the next revolution in this type of technology and that is smartphones powered by AI. A recent groundbreaking TedTalk recently unveiled what they call the Humane, a revolutionary wearable device powered by artificial intelligence. Created by former Apple employees, this innovative piece of technology is generating significant buzz as a potential game-changer that could render smartphones, such as the iPhone, obsolete.
According to the report, this was created with the vision of a future that is more intelligent and personalized, as stated on the company’s website. The vision entails that Humane aims to replace cellphone screens by introducing a voice-activated assistant that projects various features, including calls and texts, onto the user’s hands. Did you catch that part? All of the actions we typically take on our handheld smartphones will be replaced by our very hand itself!
Former Apple employee, Imran Chaudhri stated: “What do we do with all these incredible [AI] developments? And how do we harness these [to make our life better genuinely?]” Chaudhri asks at the TedTalk.
“If we get this right, AI will unlock a world of possibility. Today, I want to share what we think is a solution. And it’s the first time we’re doing so openly. It’s a new kind of wearable device and platform that’s built entirely from the ground up for artificial intelligence. And it’s completely standalone. You don’t need a smartphone or any other device to pair with it,” he expands.
So we can see how as technology continues to advance it appears that it is becoming increasingly more common for it to include the operation of our hand to perform major tasks to function in society. Thus, society is being groomed and conditioned to embrace this as normal for the next generation. So what about something in the forehead?
I mean, nobody is putting implantable chips in their foreheads. No, but I think it is very interesting that we are being conditioned to place something across our eyes and forehead.
For example, the latest fad that has taken off over the past several years has been the explosion of virtual reality VR) which refers to a simulated experience or environment that can be similar to or completely different from the real world. It typically involves the use of computer technology to create a three-dimensional, interactive virtual environment that users can explore and interact with.
Using a wearable device called a “VR Headset” users can experience a computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional environment. VR headsets typically consist of a head-mounted display (HMD) that is worn on the head and covers the user’s eyes, creating a stereoscopic display that gives the illusion of depth and immersion.
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg put all his chips in for this technology with the creation of the “metaverse”which he envisioned as a virtual reality-based digital universe where users can interact with a computer-generated environment and other users in real time.
A new report recently revealed that Apple’s next major product is mere weeks away from launching – and an early review suggests it will live up to the hype. According to the Daily Mail, Palmer Luckey, the 30-year-old American entrepreneur and founder of the Oculus VR platform, appears to have tried the device. Luckey, sold his firm Oculus to Meta for $3 billion (£2.4 billion) in 2014 at the age of 21, simply said in a tweet on Sunday: ‘The Apple headset is so good.’
According to the report, it’s believed it will display notifications, messages, directions, and more in front of the wearer’s eyes. It’s not known how or where Luckey got to try the device, although he is a big name in the VR industry. Apple’s new headset – which is expected to be called ‘Reality Pro’ and released later this year. The headset ‘will start at around $3,000’, which is around twice as much as some of the priciest smartphones on the market now.
Although, most consumers will simply not be able to afford such a device, can we just take a step back here for a moment and see how all of this technology is conditioning our society to embrace and widely accept something in and on our hands and foreheads to carry out functions in our every day lives such as financial transactions, security, convenience, and entertainment?
The Bible has warned us that the day is coming for a future buying, selling, and trading system that will require this and we have to take steps to get there and it appears these steps are taking leaps and bounds before our very eyes!