The issue often raised by the advent of this technology is whether or not something like it will be the "Mark of the Beast" described in Revelation 13:16-18 :
"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. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666."
Any takers on turning the discussion this way?
I have heard of this idea. I don't like this technology because I believe it crosses the line in terms of privacy. I really don't think that there is a need for this.
No need for the invasion of privacy it would entail or for the discussion of its possible use by the future Antichrist?
I don't see any harm in recognizing that both possibilities exist.
Who knows, maybe this new technology has nothing to do with the prophecy concerning the "Mark of the Beast," but it doen't hurt to wonder about it a little and to be wary.
We shouldn't spend too much time worrying about looking too Protestant. That's like what a lot of them do: they refuse to do things like crossing themselves for fear of looking too Catholic. We should talk about whatever we wish, even if Protestants also talk about it.
My wife grew up in the old Soviet Union and has told me many stories about the spying on everyday people that went on there, about her father's clandestine shortwave radio and evenings spent with ears held close to it trying to catch the BBC or Radio Free Europe.
Stalin sent my wife's grandfather, a Lithuanian lawyer, to prison.
I think the new technology will make it too easy for government to know too much about private individuals. Unfortunately, Pandora's Box is open. It's probably too late to stop it.
And you can bet, when the Antichrist comes, he will make use of it somehow.