As discussions about digital identities increase, some of you are asking about “the mark of the beast.”
Specifically, I’m often asked some variation of, “Does the vaccine passport have anything to do with this specific prophecy?”
Let’s start with the prophecy from Revelation 13:16-18:
Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666.
Here’s my short answer: I don’t know if the vaccine passport has anything to do with this prophecy.
Here’s my long answer:
Humanism and 666
Lets’ start with “the number of man is 666.” Here’s what I know: the New World Order we’re entering is a conglomeration of economic, social, and environmental issues driven by a humanistic worldview. To accomplish this, “there will need to be shifts in attitudes, behaviours, and knowledge competencies,” says a 2015 report from the United Nations ESCAP (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific).
UNESCO, who considers itself the “conscience of humanity,” is positioning itself to impose humanism upon the world. “What humanists of all ages and countries posited for cites and state, we must now achieve worldwide. We must build a lasting universal human community, drawing on the fundamental values of humanity.” Perhaps this terse motto of the American Humanist Association will contextualize the UN’s goals for humanity: “Good without a God.”
And just like that, humanity circles back to the original Fall of mankind in the Garden of Eden. Humanity becomes like a god, determining for itself good and evil. Why is the beast given the number 666, the number of man? How else could the early Christian church understand the term, “humanism?” 666 seems pretty sufficient to me.
The Beast’s Global Influence Requires Infrastructure
For the beast to control commerce and trade for everyone, a global infrastructure is needed. We’re now in a Fourth Industrial Revolution world that can make that possible. Blockchain technology is growing at a rapid pace, enabling everyone to have a unique digital identification and be connected to everything. It won’t be many years before buying, selling, and trading becomes impossible without a digital identity linking you to a “safe, secure” global network.
How Will Your Digital Identity be used by the Blockchain Infrastructure?
Here are some reasons why digital identities are just around the corner for everyone:
Banking/Finance/Money: Money is transforming from a pocketful of paper and coins to digital accounting on a digital wallet on your phone. Bitcoin has taken the digital world by storm as a decentralized alternative to fiat currency issued by national central banks such as the Federal Reserve in America. Because of its adoption across geographical boundaries, early entry into the world of digital finance, and continued dominance, Bitcoin is now being considered alongside gold as an attractive investment to large funds. However, the market is young and central banks are testing their own cryptocurrencies. The Bahamas are now testing one called the “sand dollar.”
Health: Medical records will be linked to a passport using blockchain. This is helpful for keeping your healthcare providers in the loop concerning your medical history. This also enables you to participate in social activities.
School: Your digital identity helps to mark students’ strengths and weaknesses. Artificial Intelligence can target causes of poor or good performance by monitoring online activities and other personal data (home situation, etc) and offer solutions to help students become better learners. This oversight will also help ensure compliance with new sustainable norms and values, while meeting UNESCO’s Education 2030 commitment to the UN’s Sustainable Development goals. Graduates will retain their digital identity to help them get jobs and participate in all aspects of trade and commerce in the blockchain world.
Businesses and Culture: Businesses will get social credit evaluations based on their sustainability efforts and environmental impact. The more compliant, the more AI boosts your company in connected algorithms and the greater the market share they’re going to get. Non-compliance gets penalized. If they can do it with businesses, they can do it with people. They just need everyone on the blockchain with a digital identity.
How Will Digital Identities become Mainstreamed?
Given the alleged inability of marginalized groups to get a voter ID, how is it conceivable everyone has their own digital identification?
A vaccine passport is just one way to get everyone identified. Your medical records become digitized, attached to the blockchain network, and you’re free to move about.
Another way to get everyone identified is to issue digital IDs to students and teachers. As we see with Cardano’s #CardanoAfrica initiative, particularly their work with the Ethiopian government, schools are easy targets. There, the first phase of a trial is underway to get 5 million students and 700 thousand teachers digitally identified.
Mass digital identification is even easier when schools require all incoming fall semester students be vaccinated. We’re already seeing this in some American colleges and universities.
I often wondered what it would take for people to get the “Mark.” Welcome to the Great Reset and the Fourth Industrial Revolution.