RE:Germany to roll out RFID national identity cards
(Date Posted:01-19-2011 12:42 AM)
Two weeks ago my wife and I attended the Consumer Electronic show (CES) here in Las Vegas. If you don’t know what CES is, it is the world’s largest Consumer Electronic show. This where the top names in audio, visual, digital and everything else electronic or computerize get together and give those in the consumer electronic industry a firsthand look at new items they will releasing in the coming year. It also a chance for new companies to get their names out there and display their various items.
As you know we live in a digital online world. While the CES show I saw something that reminded me of this topic. It was either Whirlpool or Maytag is coming out with a new hi-tech washer and dryer that is connected online. The machines are designed so they are connected via the internet to a centralize monitoring station. If the machine breaks down or has a problem, the washer or dyer can send a message to the centralize monitoring station where the problem can be analyzed. The centralize monitoring station can then send a message back to the machine in question which will display the problem on a digital display screen on either the washer or dyer. The system is also set up so when a mechanical problem occurs it contacts the appropriate repair company with the information they need to send someone out to fix the problem.
This saves the consumer the hassle of having to call a repair company only told be told that it will take a week to get someone out to their home, and then they will be arriving between 9-5. Then when the repair man arrives, he has to order a part to replace a broken one, which means another 5 days of waiting.
While the idea behind this sound and interesting. It got me thinking how we are slowly sacrificing our privacy all in the name of technology. I remember back in the 1980’s when people talked about how one day the world would be connected through computers. I also recalled hearing for the first time about the mark of the beast. The CES show reminded me of the future we are headed for in this world
Prophecy: "But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased." Daniel 12:4
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