Prophecy Sign: The coming "Mark of the Beast" identification system
Speaking of increased knowledge and hi-tech creations, (see our other blog entry of today regarding increased knowledge), the idea of a national electronic ID personally inserted onto or into the skin is no longer the thing of science fiction but is science fact. By the year 2018 half the worlds population will have a chip based ID card, and already hi-tech firms are working on a digital tattoo which will take all your personal information and embed it onto your hand, (or perhaps your forehead).
It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless the had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. Revelation 13:16-17 NIV
Half the World's Population Will Have Chip-Based National Electronic Identity (eID) Cards by 2018
Leading identity analyst firm Acuity Market Intelligence forecasts that in five years time half of the world's population will have a chip-based National eID card, including near-complete regional coverage in Europe.
with its vast population, is expected to dominate the market accounting for
more than 60% of all National eID cards issued between 2014 and 2018. Acuity's
report -- "The Global National eID Industry Report: 2014
Edition" — projects that nearly 3.4 billion National eID cards will be
issued over the next five years doubling global National eID card circulation
from 1.75 billion to 3.5 billion by 2018. According to Acuity Principal and
biometrics and secure document market expert, Maxine Most, "In
addition to the 3.4 billion chip-based National eIDs issued between 2014 and
2018, another 300 million National ID cards will integrate biometrics into non
chip-based card programs."
Wearables need to get under the skin
We already have more devices in our lives than we know what to do with. With our tablets, smartphones, laptops and portable music players, once the gimmick of wearables wears thin, is there really space for another gadget in our plug sockets – let alone our lives? For the concept of wearables truly to stick, I don’t want to have to remember to strap on a smartwatch or attach my fitness tracker – the technology needs to get under our skin, become second nature. Quite literally. Project Underskin is already part way to making that happen. Created by NewDealDesign, the designers behind health and fitness tracker FitBit, Project Underskin came from an online design challenge that asked what things might look like when technology and fashion “reach beyond the wrist”. Their idea? A smart digital tattoo concept implanted into your hand, putting the ability do things like unlock your door, share data with friends or keep an eye on your vital statistics literally at your fingertips.