Smart technology

Smart technology

Smart technology

Here in New Zealand on a Saturday
morning you can catch a review of the best stories of the week
shown on a breakfast show.

Recently I watched a most
fascinating interview with a very interesting man. Essentially
his job was to search out cutting edge technology for
corporations and corporate leaders, keeping them up to date with
their ever changing competitive environments.

He displayed several items of
interest including a device attached to the body that monitors
the wearer’s vital signs and regularly transmits the data
collected by wireless to the internet and the users medical
practitioner. The MD can then monitor their client’s health
and stress levels.

Of further interest was a ring
containing a 128 bit processor chip with smart technology. This
ring carried all the necessary information about the wearer, such
as passwords, passport and other forms of identification. The
idea is that the ring could replace a persons ID/smart card.

Of course as we have heard many
times that this system is fraught with security risk - it can be
stolen, destroyed, possibly replicated or hacked into. The Bible
stage of a mark on the right hand or forehead is inevitable. Same
technology, but put into a human being, the system becomes pretty

i.e. It would be very hard to use
someone else’s hand or head to try to pull off a dishonest

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.”

One very interesting comment the
gentleman on the programme made was that implantable technology
was the way of the future, and that by 2010, of the ten
computer related objects manufactured, 20% will
contain smart technology. In my mathematically illiterate mind
that comes to two trillion by 2010. That’s
sufficient technology to enable ‘smart implants’ in
the head or right hand of every man, woman and child on earth. I
wonder where we will be by 2010…