16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
And we thought it would have to be done by force! The preceding picture and article below displays a technology that should alarm anyone who realizes the potential of this face recognition software technology would have in the wrong hands. The ability of technology has dramatically changed the face of our existence in the 21st century in how we interact with each other, but that amazing benefit has also created a similarly monumental and easy way to target and police mankind--especially if the sheeple consent to being watched.
The latest technology allows people to sign up to receive special offers from a business by just walking in the store. How? By having their face read by a camera, matched against their online facebook profile, and then having a special offer sent to their phone.
Sure, this may not be a major threat to our privacy now--during times of relative peace, but is it not too difficult to imagine a scenario where cameras like these match our faces to a national database to track our whereabouts in times of crises? We do live in the nuclear age after all, 9/11/2001 type attack with suit case bombs could after all happen at any moment. Can you imagine then the calls for police 1984 Big brother security then after such an attack?
Perhaps in the end, the mark of the beast prophecy, like the late Roman empires decline, will come from within. Perhaps we will submit almost voluntarily at first to this technology long before its ultimate deadly use against mankind. For those of us with common sense in this technology age, perhaps we should tread more carefully, assuming that just because it is easier does not mean it is good and that just because we live in a democracy now does not mean we always will.
For more on the Mark of the Beast: Finger printing, retina scans, liquid tattoos and other prophetic technologies that could be used check out this Mark of the Beast: Liquid Tattoo.