Revelation 13:16-17 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: 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.
5G + Biometric Facial/Hand Scanning + Digital/Cashless Transactions + Mark of Approval/Authorization = Tomorrow’s Economy (2020)
Biometric scanning used for migrant/border control, secure identity verification and approval, government benefits, domestic and international travel security, economic inclusion of everyone, buying/selling transactions and fund transfers, instantaneous speed of transaction and convenience, VAT/taxation collection, mobility, social credit score and ranking, population movement and tracking, monitoring political and religious ‘extremism’ (terrorists). ‘Mark, number or name’ for verification and approval.
The Imminent ‘Mark, Number or Name’ required for ‘buying and selling’; The future of biometrics is in the palm of your right hand. ‘To receive a mark in their right hand.’ MUST READ!
July 14, 2020 | Lenny Kontsevich. Biometric Update
This is a guest post by Lenny Kontsevich, co-founder and chairman of Redrock Biometrics.
Artificial intelligence researchers and technology scholars are growing wary of facial recognition technology—and that’s a good thing. Over the past few months, public concern has been increasing over the privacy abuse and racial bias of facial recognition systems, prompting calls for tech giants like IBM, Amazon and Microsoft to stop selling this technology to customers—including law enforcement agencies.
Given the situations in which facial recognition is used, the potential harm from inaccuracies or misuse is too significant to ignore. These data-driven systems have several disadvantages including the potential for privacy breaches, surveillance, inconsistent results based on skin color and racial profiling. A recent study conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a branch of the U.S. Department of Commerce, found that compared to their performance against Caucasians, some algorithms were up to 100 times more likely to confuse two different non-white people. Asians, African Americans and Native Americans were particularly likely to be misidentified—offering a glimpse of how the technology could lead law enforcement to make decisions based on inaccurate information.
Palm print biometric authentication and identification is an attractive alternative to facial recognition technology that is proven to be more accurate, reliable and safe in our new, contactless world.
Here are some of its advantages:
Facial recognition algorithms are less accurate when a face is obscured. Because we’re in the middle of a global pandemic, it can be considered irresponsible and potentially harmful if someone needs to take their mask off to engage with facial recognition software. Additionally, there are certain cultures that discourage women and others from exposing their faces in public. If they were required to do so, it would make them highly uncomfortable. Palm exposure does not have these types of limitations or safety breaches.
The human palm contains a huge amount of identifiable features, such as skin lines and creases, that are highly unique. Because of this, palm print biometrics can accurately identify people of all races and skin tones—and can even distinguish identical twins, whereas Apple Face ID, for example, cannot. The false acceptance rate (FAR) of palm print biometrics is 1:20 million, making it 20 times more accurate than Apple Face ID (1:1 million).
Another major concern of facial recognition technology is that it can be used at a distance to secretly identify individuals—such as protesters attending demonstrations—without their consent or awareness. This potentially hinders Americans’ right to freedom of speech and assembly. Due to these privacy concerns, several U.S. cities have passed bans on the technology.
Humans come in all shapes and sizes, and average height differs from country to country. Facial recognition becomes problematic when a person needs to adjust their height to fit within the view of a stationary camera. However, placing a hand in front of a camera significantly expands the range, making it more inclusive and convenient for anyone whose height deviates from the average.
Intention vs. Presence
Another benefit of palm print biometric technology is that it shows intention, while facial recognition simply shows presence. By showing your palm, you intentionally provide your biometrics to authorize a transaction.
No Additional Hardware Required
Palm prints are visible in images captured by commodity RGB cameras, so there is no need for special hardware such as infrared cameras or fingerprint scanners to operate the identification software. When a palm is presented to a camera, it can capture the palm skin pattern in great detail. The biometric authentication software then converts the palm image into a unique signature that is, for all practical purposes, impossible to fake. Unlike modern facial recognition solutions, it doesn’t get stumped by different lighting conditions and requires less light to function than produced by the average device screen. Even dirty hands and scars will not prevent correct matching. As long as a portion of the palm lines are visible, the user can be accurately authenticated in a matter of milliseconds.
Positioned for Adoption in “The New Normal”
One of the “new norms” from COVID-19 will be peoples’ unwillingness to touch keypads, scanners and other devices for authentication and identification. Facial recognition solutions will not function due to the vast majority of the population wearing masks to mitigate the spread of the virus.
Palm print recognition is touchless, fast and reliable. The user simply shows their palm in front of a camera and is immediately authorized for easy and convenient transactions. Companies in many industries are turning to palm print biometrics to solve current and future, identity, security, access and many other challenges we will be facing in the new, contactless world.
The use of biometrics for authentication and identification has exciting possibilities in industries ranging from banking and payments to healthcare, automotive, AR/VR, e-commerce, wearables and more. With the ability to work on nearly any device with a standard camera, palm print biometrics is affordable and easy to implement at a large scale. Once users are enrolled, they are immediately recognized on all other devices, putting the future of biometrics in the palm of their hands.
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Make Your Decision for Christ NOW!!!!!!! Time is Up!!!!!!!
Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:
The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)
A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.
. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).
. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).
B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.
. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).
C. Call upon His name, Confess with your heart and with your lips that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.
. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).
. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).
. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).
. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).
. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).
. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).
. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).
. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).
. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).
. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).
. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).
True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:
Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”
Romans 12:19. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.
Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.