Geek Wire: The Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon may sell pay-by-hand kiosks to other businesses. Previous reports linked the technology primarily to Amazon’s own retail stores, including Whole Foods and Amazon Go.
Amazon plans to pitch the terminals to businesses with a lot of repeat customers, such as coffee shops and fast-food restaurants, according to WSJ. Customers would use the terminals to link their palm print to a credit or debit card.
Customers could establish the link between their bank accounts and palm prints by inserting a card the first time they use the terminal and then scan their hands. After that, the terminals would be able to charge customers with a wave of the hand.
WSJ reports that Amazon’s pay-by-hand ambitions remain in early stages. The tech giant is reportedly working with credit card companies, rather than trying to cut them out, because it values their ability to protect customer information. Read More …
Opinion: From the advent of Bitcoin and Blockchain cryptography to track and secure digital transactions, technology is moving fast in the hands of the so-called masters of the universe: Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google.
And it is making the tech giants even bigger, more profitable and more invasive.
The terminals could be a boon to several Amazon businesses, WSJ notes. Amazon could store the data in the cloud and use it to track when, where and how much customers spend. It could link that spending to Amazon.com purchases as well, painting a more detailed picture of how customers spend money that the tech giant could use to court advertisers.
The stage for an authoritarian government to control every form of commerce with a permanent mark on the right hand or forehead is being set at warp speed and just waiting for just the right government leader to impose it on a growing secularized world.
When viewed chronologically, the events of Revelation 6:1 bring the arrival of a false messiah, followed by two sets of 7 judgments on a Christ-rejecting world. (Revelation 6-12).
- In Revelation 13:1, Antichrist is identified
- In Revelation 13:4, Satan is identified
- In Revelation 13:11, The False Prophet is identified
Once in power, every financial transaction will be under their control.
“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 13:15-17
Thanks to Josh for sending in the article.