Apple iPhone’s Finger and Facial Recognition Technology

“He also caused everyone (small and great, rich and poor, free and slave) to obtain a mark on their right hand [χειρὸς] or on their forehead [μέτωπον]” (Revelation 13:16 NET)

Why will the Antichrist use both the hand and the forehead for his evil-intentioned use in his mark and image system? At this time the reason is speculation. Perhaps those two regions on the human body are most natural and conducive to implement such a technology to identify his subjects. Incidentally, why the right hand? Perhaps it will streamline the identifying process, where scanning for both hands may be inefficient.

As many of you are aware, this past week Apple announced their FaceID for the upcoming iPhone X, which is a tool for facial recognition in identifying individuals so they can unlock their phones for use. Their current phone already uses finger print technology.

I find this interesting, not because I think the Antichrist will use the iPhone or even the technology behind it. I find it interesting because Apple has chosen the two bodily regions (finger and face) that relate to the two bodily regions that the Antichrist will use (hand and forehead).

In short, there is something about those two regions (or parts of those same regions) that are natural for physical recognition of the individual. In other words, why not a big toe and an ear?

Apple’s direction in using these two physical regions may anticipate the mark system that Antichrist will use.



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