In another shining example of how people will embrace any kind of technology - even those that restrict their personal freedoms and take away their personal privacy just so that they can have more peace of mind - today I read about wealthy Mexicans who are spending thousands of dollars to implant tiny transmitters under their skin so satellites can help find them should they ever get kidnapped.
Sure, on the surface it all sounds like common sense and a practical investment especially for those living in high-crime parts of the world like Mexico where kidnappings are sadly all too common.
According to the article, kidnapping jumped almost 40% between 2004 and 2007 in Mexico. Mexico ranks with conflict zones like Iraq and Colombia as among the worst countries for abductions.
Personally, I'm wondering, whatever happened to good, law-abiding citizens taking matters into their own hands and standing up for what's right? Are the days of protecting your family and your community - working with your neighbors and police to clean things up - long gone? Have we become a generation of people who would rather lift a satellite into space rather than lift a finger to protect ourselves? It would appear that this is the case.
Xega, based in the central Mexican city of Quererato, is the company that designed global positioning systems to track stolen vehicles until a company owner was kidnapped in broad daylight in 2001. Frustrated by his powerlessness to call for help, the company adapted the technology to track stolen people.
The company injects the crystal-encased chip, the size and shape of a grain of rice, into clients' bodies with a syringe. A transmitter then sends signals via satellite to pinpoint the location of a person in distress.
Most people get the chips injected into their arms between the skin and muscle where they cannot be seen. Customers who fear they are being kidnapped press a panic button on an external device to alert Xega which then calls the police.
The chips cost $4,000 plus an annual fee of $2,200!
Outside of Mexico, U.S. company VeriChip Corp uses similar radio-wave technology to identify patients in critical condition at hospitals or find elderly people who wander away from their homes.
Please understand that I'm not saying that this technology is evil and that it shouldn't be used by anyone, but it is the kind of technology that will be used by the Antichrist in the near future and when things we reach that point anyone who is left behind needs to reject such tools and devices. Plus, I also want to encourage people to consider such things with caution especially as we Americans see an increase in this particular market here with our elderly and our children.
How is this relevant prophetically? Well, to recap, we're told that the Antichrist will use the powerful technology that's available to him to employ the Mark of the Beast system, which will be used to track and regulate every life on this planet when he is in power.
For years, our movement to a cashless society has contributed to the development of this system and the War on Terror has helped advance things exponentially all in the name of "security" as we see more and more of these types of things becoming popular and even trendy.
Peace of mind at any price? No thank you.
Simply put, it's just another sign that the technology now exists to make the fulfillment of end times prophecy possible in our time. What are you waiting for?
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