Artificial Intelligence

Working towards a ‘mark, number or name,’ for financial transactions such as ‘buying and selling.’ FIRST U.S. facial recognition payment network for shops and restaurants being created in California to allow customers to make secure, contactless payments.

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.

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.

Working towards a ‘mark, number or name,’ for financial transactions such as ‘buying and selling.’ FIRST U.S. facial recognition payment network for shops and restaurants being created in California to allow customers to make secure, contactless payments.

City Council weighing police use of face biometrics

Aug 18, 2020 | Chris Burt Biometrics Update

A biometric facial recognition-based payments system from PopID is coming to restaurants and stores in Pasadena, California to allow customers to make secure, contactless payments.

Shops around the city initially rolled out the PopEntry facial recognition device to enable workers and students to ‘scan-in’ to their place of business or college campus. Now they have followed up by deploying the PopPay service for transactions with a credit or debit card registered to their PopID account.

The announcement lists 25 (5×5) area restaurants and retailers participating in the program so far, including Cali Group’s CaliBurger.

“In each new city we enter, we initially focus on installing PopEntry systems in the workplace and on local college campuses,” said John Miller, chairman of Cali Group and CEO of PopID. “As these communities grow comfortable using PopID to check in, we enlist area restaurants and retailers to offer PopPay for transactions.”

Customers can use the technology at drive-thrus, in-venue kiosks, display screens affixed to sneeze guards at counters, or tableside on a hand-held Android device brought by a waiter. Customers are sent confirmation text messages to confirm payment, and PopID accounts can be tied to loyalty programs.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the system struggles with masks.

Cashiers verify the customer’s name during the process, but the Times suggests PopPay could still speed up lines, and PopID offers lower processing fees than other payment networks or credit card companies.

The article details CaliBurger’s evolution, and the tech startups that have spun out of it under Miller’s leadership.

More than 1,000 Pop Entry units have been sold in recent months, and several thousand more are planned for installation before the end of 2020, the company told the Times. Modern Restaurant Concepts, parent of regional chain Lemonade, plans to deploy Pop Entry tablets in all 18 Lemonade locations in California, and other restaurants in Colorado, Texas, Arizona and Indiana.

Miller says PopID’s technology is compliant with Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act, setting it up for a nationwide rollout even in the face of tightening regulations.

PopID recently partnered with Panasonic to integrate its facial recognition with retail kiosks.

City council considers law enforcement use

The Public Safety Committee of Pasadena’s City Council, meanwhile, recently held a meeting to see a presentation by Pasadena Police on their use of facial recognition, Pasadena Now reports.

Pasadena Police currently use a facial recognition system from Vigilant based on mugshots from across the U.S., and the Los Angeles County Regional Identification System (LACRIS). The former system has not produced hits for the department, but the regional system has helped in 30 cases, a representative said.

“The public conversation regarding facial recognition is critical so we can set boundaries and learn to live with technology as opposed to eliminating it,” Police Chief John Perez told Pasadena Now. “It also allows us to correct misinformation. Police accountability is equally important so we gain the trust and confidence from the community in how we deliver services for a better community.”

The publication notes that despite expressing concerns about the technology, local activists did not attend a media presentation on the software in February.

A local councillor claimed to Pasadena now that “We know empirically that nearly 40 percent of the false matches by the facial recognition tool being used by police agencies involved people of color.”

Pasadena Police’s approach contrasts with that of nearby Carlsbad, where city officials claimed local agencies did not use facial recognition, before 14 Carlsbad Police officers were found to be using special hardware to capture face biometrics.

Redemption is Imminent. My discernment is that it is likely sometime during the September or October ‘harvest season.’ I am NOT setting a date, but rather a general time period. Could I be wrong? Sure. But nonetheless, the coming months are a ‘HIGH WATCH PERIOD.’

In His Service,

Night Watchman

Paul Rolland

Night Watchman Ministries

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 12:19Dearly 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.

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