Prophecy Sign: The future 'Mark of the Beast'
It would seem the world is ready for the emergence of a completely digital commerce system where the ability to participate in such a system will be incumbent upon such technology as implantable microchips and biometric information. No cash needed.....only the wave of a hand or the scan of a face.
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 they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. Revelation 13:16-17 NIV
New surgical microchips the key to the future
Imagine a world where people can enter buildings and turn on machines using a tiny microchip in their hands. Well, that future—at least for Sweden—isn’t too far out. A few office workers in Sweden are being injected with a microchip the size of a grain of rice “that will open doors, turn on machines and serve as a business card,” according to Q13 Fox. The Swedish company plans to eventually have the chip allow workers to pay for their meals at the office café as well. Epicenter is a high-tech office complex in Sweden. The point of this product is to test the efficiency of the technology.
MasterCard and Visa say consumers want more biometric payments
Consumers are getting much more comfortable with biometric payments, based on information released this week by Visa and MasterCard. Research from the fourth annual MasterCard Mobile Payments Study finds cardholders increasingly are asking for mobile payment options. MasterCard and PRIME Research compiled 2 million global social media comments about mobile payments in 2015. They found just 85,000 such posts in their 2012 study. Digital wallets dominated the mobile payments conversations, but biometrics was also popular. The study found that biometrics – and the prospect of no more passwords – were among the most engaging topics based on social conversations in 163 countries. The most talked about biometric payment options were fingerprint, electrocardiogram (ECG) technology and facial recognition.
A world without cash is looking inevitable
Physical currency is going extinct, according to Stratfor. In a recent paper, the global forecaster said that the world is on a march to a cashless society and even if there are setbacks the endgame is inevitable. "All of these trends, allied with the unstoppable progress of technology, will likely make cashless transactions ever more prevalent in the global economy, especially as the emerging economies of Africa and India embrace concepts such as mobile banking," said the note.