iWatch, Apple Pay Prequel to 'Mark of the Beast?'
The revealing of the Apple iWatch this week has once again put new technology in the spotlight.
However, the tiny timepiece--with its many capabilities--has critics sounding a warning.
The first big electronic computer was built in 1946 and filled a 30-by-50-foot room. It contained 18,000 vacuum tubes and weighed more than 30 tons.
Technology has come a long way since then. The huge so-called "magic brains" were followed by mainframe computers, desktop computers, laptops, smartphones and tablet computers.
The latest tech headline is the Apple iWatch, announced this week. It's more than just a watch. It has processing abilities like a computer and communication abilities like a smartphone.
It also has Apple Pay capabilities.
"With built-in speaker and microphone you can receive calls on your watch! I have been wanting to do this since I was 5 years old," Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, said.
How likely is it that we will soon be using implanted chips for the same purpose? Privacy Expert and best-selling author of the children's book, I Won't Take the Mark, Katherine Albrecht answered this question and more below:
Smaller and smaller technology becomes more powerful with each advance.
That has critics like consumer privacy expert and bestselling author Dr. Katherine Albrecht pointing to just where the advances in technology could eventually lead.
"You also have, according to some recent published studies, up to 50 percent of Americans saying that they would welcome an implanted device in their hand if it would do those same things that the iWatch does," Albrecht told CBN News.
"So we're kind of moving closer and closer to that right hand and closer and closer to the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy about the Mark of the Beast," she said.
And using this technology to buy and sell could be on the horizon. In Finland recently, the CEO of a major corporation claimed to be the first person to accept digital payment into his hand implant in the form of bitcoin.
"It's certainly gaining momentum. The proponents of this claim that up to a thousand people worldwide have been implanted with this technology, and they're really seeing this as the wave of the future," Albrecht said.