And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except the one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Revelation 13:16-17
I once talked to a skeptical relative about the Bible, especially the book of Revelation and the prophecies in it. I said that it was amazing that all these things were happening JUST as the Bible said they would happen.
“People make it happen,” he scoffed.
:blink: Um.. yeah. Your point is?
The creepy thing is that people make it happen without ever realizing they are making it happen! Come on, does Mr. Dastardly rub his hands together in his lab, reading the Bible, and cackling that he is fulfilling the evil stuff that is prophesied to happen? It’s a *little* more complex than that. This is stuff on a global level, over very long periods of time; and it’s specific, talking about marks and numbers (which are modern forms of identification as well as computer calculation). And it’s happening right before our eyes! How can someone just lightly sniff at that?
Anyway, I saw this headline at CNS News today: Senate Panel Previews Electronic Health Technology. This is scary, totally scary! Let me condense it for you:
The government recently passed a National Broadband Plan, to get everyone access to high-speed Internet.
The government passed the Health care Reform Bill (and I use the words “health,” “care,” and “reform” very loosely, mind you) to force every American citizen to be controlled by government health bureaucrats.
The government now wants integrated health technology, via broadband. Here are a few snippets of the story:
- The Senate Committee on Aging last week offered a preview of the government’s future role in health care, showing how Americans will interact with [government-issued] doctors and other [government-issued] health care providers.
- One of the new health technologies on display… was an automatic drug dispenser that can monitor and adjust medication dosages wirelessly
- The device attaches to the patient’s skin and is loaded with drugs that are administered in the exact way that the doctor prescribes – wirelessly
- Health data is automatically uploaded to a patient’s electronic health record, and then reviewed by a [government-issued] doctor from a computer or smart phone, allowing the [government-issued] doctor to monitor a sick patient in almost real time.
- Other areas of interest include medicines that can tell a [government-issued] doctor if they have been taken on time, wireless monitoring of nutritional information, and sensors worn on the body…
- Continuous monitoring of vibrations in the floor can detect falls and classify them according to the best choice of first responders
- Pills will be electronically outfitted with transmitters to communicate with the user’s wristwatch that shows that the pill has been consumed…
- Broadband connectivity of these devices would allow the electronic medical record to be updated with regard to medication compliance and efficacy…
The Bible is looking to be preeeeetttty reliable, if you ask me.
So how do you feel about all this? Do you think I’m going overboard? Are you looking forward to being monitored and connected to a computer to get dosages of medicine as the government sees fit?
Hat tip Cato of Utica.
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