Every day, I laugh at people who obviously got a little too deep into the "Left Behind" novels and don't have a proper understanding of what the Bible says about the end of the world.
Throughout the pandemic, "The Mark of the Beast" has gone trending numerous times, what with the vax mandates and WEF nonsense and lockdowns and social credit systems and the like.
Those who have eschatological wisdom understand that all of these things point to the spirit of the antichrist without necessarily referring to a particular point of the Book of Revelation. If you start becoming too obsessed with these things, you end up like the weirdos who buy billboards predicting the exact date Jesus is gonna return.
But this, my friends, is even a little too on the nose:
Mastercard is piloting new technology that lets shoppers make payments with just their face or hand at the checkout point.
The company on Tuesday launched a program for retailers to offer biometric payment methods, like facial recognition and fingerprint scanning. At checkout, users will be able to authenticate their payment by showing their face or the palm of their hand instead of swiping their card.
The tech has already been piloted at 5 stores in Brazil and will roll out globally this year.
"All the research that we've done has told us that consumers love biometrics," Ajay Bhalla, Mastercard's president of cyber and intelligence, told CNBC.
"They want making a payment at a store to be as convenient as opening their phone."
About 1.4 billion people are expected to use facial recognition technology to authenticate a payment by 2025, more than doubling from 671 million in 2020, according to a forecast from Juniper Research.
Let's just turn over to Revelation 13:16-17 for fun, shall we? In one passage, we see a beast like a dragon rise out of the earth, then force everyone to get a mark in order to be able to buy and sell.
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.
And now back to the social credit/biometric payment rollout:
To sign up on Mastercard, you take a picture of your face or scan your fingerprint to register it with an app. This is done either on your smartphone or at a payment terminal. You can then add a credit card, which gets linked to your biometric data.
Gotta say, it definitely seems like things are coming to a head! 😭
Feel free to spout off your theological thoughts in the comments (post-mill and pre-mill, please be nice to each other... and cage-stage Calvinists, you might want to sit this one out.)
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