Experts are predicting that within 25 years time, a technological revolution will take place in the way payment transactions are made.
Cheques were first introduced 350 years ago, and offered a more secure way of transferring funds without the need for carrying around large amounts of cash. But cheques are now being phased out in favour of more secure methods of payment. Even the use of debit and credit cards, which replaced the cheque book, are expected to decline as the new contactless technology takes off.
The popularity of the card in Western countries such as the US and Britain has largely prevented RFID payment devices from taking hold in a major way. But this columnist predicts that once manufacturers decide to replace the aging Point Of Sale terminals with more up-to-date systems that can handle contactless transactions, it will only be a matter of time before cash, cheques and cards become a thing of the past.
"In 25 years, your cell phone might be your credit card. You will likely be able to sample everything from clothing or furnishings at home by projecting them in 3-D holograms. What will credit cards look like in 25, 50 or 100 years? In 50 years, a microchip implanted in your wrist might be your credit card. Your shopping list will be sent from your smart home directly to your grocer, who will have your purchases bagged and ready for you. Or your robot. In 100 years, you might be your credit card. Simply shop to your heart's content and walk out; video recognition and mechanical telepathy will know who you are and how you wish to pay. Welcome to the plastic fantastic future of credit card payments, one that very soon will cease to contain the very thing that got it all started -- the credit card...I thought this article was extremely interesting. Not because of the prediction that cash will become a thing of the past, nor particularly the idea of a microchip implant being used as a payment device. All of this we have dealt with before. But what struck me was the location in the body the chip is being implanted. I have read many news articles on the VeriChip implant. In most articles VeriChip Corporation seem pained to stress that the implant location for their chip is in the upper right arm.
"The recommended location of the microchip is in the triceps area between the elbow and the shoulder of the right arm.Why they do that, I don't know. Perhaps they are keen to avoid any possible connotations with the Mark of the Beast, which the Bible describes as being given in the right hand or forehead (Revelation 13). I have only ever seen one news article that mentioned the VeriChip as being implanted in the "right hand or forehead". Unfortunately that article has since disappeared from the Internet, although I have the particular paragraph quoted it in my Mark article, and you can read an archived copy of the original article here. Likewise, this current article does not follow the norms, in reporting that the Baja Beach Club can implant the VeriChip in your wrist...
"Fifty years from now, a programmable payment bead implanted in your body could supplant your mobile device for payment purposes. The Baja Beach Club in Barcelona, Spain, already injects a rice-size VeriChip RFID device into the wrist or upper arm of its jet-set guests to make paying as simple as waving your hand.Compare that with the description of the Mark of the Beast, given to John by the Holy Spirit over 1900 years ago...
And he (the False Prophet) 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. - Revelation 13:16-17Clearly someone at VeriChip Corporation is not being honest about how their chips are being implanted. But as my friend Cliff says, thank God that the Holy Spirit 'spilled the beans' on this whole project over 2000 years ago. We have a Man on the inside Who knows exactly what is going on. And not only does He know what is going on and has warned us about it in advance, but He has devised a master plan to bring about the downfall of the whole system.
That's why the Scriptures warn us not to accept the Mark of the Beast, nor to worship the image that will be set up. As you can see from today's news, the events spoken of in the book of Revelation will soon come to pass. The question is, are you ready to meet God? The Bible warns that if you don't belong to the Lord Jesus Christ, if you haven't been bought by His blood, then you will automatically become the chattel of the Antichrist when his one world government is set up. There is no middle ground. You are either for or against Christ (Matthew 12:30).
And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. - Revelation 13:8But there is good news. Jesus Christ died for you. He paid God the penalty for your sin, and through the new covenant in His blood (Matthew 26:28), your agreement with death can be annulled (Isaiah 28:18). Satan has no power over you when you are under the blood. Flee from the wrath to come. Turn away from your sins, and be washed in the cleansing blood of the Lamb, through believing on Him for salvation (Revelation 1:5).
And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean? - 2nd Kings 5:13
What will credit cards look like in 25, 50 or 100 years? - Credit Cards.com
Dying cheques mark changing times - BBC News
Applied Digital's VeriChip Corporation Signs Medical Distribution Agreement with Henry Schein - Business Wire