Fast Company: Alibaba has created the hotel of the future and it’s wild, wonderful, and just a little creepy. FlyZoo, which is reportedly a Chinese pun for “must stay,” is a 290-room ultra-modern boutique hotel in Hangzhou, China that lets guests play with technology, check in with ease, and spend the night in the future for a low price of around $205—and at the cost of your privacy.
Thanks to technology culled from across Alibaba’s vast network of companies, most notably Fliggy, Alibaba’s online travel platform, guests can immerse themselves in the crossroads of hospitality and technology.
As Skift reports, it all starts with booking through an app, where guests can pick a floor and a view, exploring the minimalist room. Check-in is a breeze, too, especially for Chinese guests who can use the app to scan their faces to expedite the process (for now foreign guests must use lobby kiosks). No need to pick up a key from the lobby, because the elevator will scan your face and take you to the correct floor, and your face will open the room door. more …
Opinion: Remember when we were worried about the government invading our privacy? Remember when the NSA was secretly listening in on our phone conversations? That was so yesterday.
Today consumers in Sweden stand in lines to be micro chipped, US techies think nothing about posting intimate secrets on Facebook, and having the government knowing everything about us is fine as long as we we can get mundane tasks performed quickly.
None of this is by accident. A new authoritarian government is coming, and not one person on the planet will be unaccountable to it, which is another reason why the church will not be here ( 1 Thess. 4:16-17). Jesus told us the the gates of hell will not prevail against His church (Matthew 16:18).
And they worshiped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshiped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? Revelation 13:4
With the church gone (Rom. 5:9; 1 Thess. 1:10, 5:9; Rev. 3:10) who will refuse the mark?
“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 one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name” Revelation 13:16-17.