Amazon envisions that customers would first use the biometric terminals to link their debit or credit card information to their hands
We first told you back in 2018 about Amazon’s new cashierless stores called Amazon Go where you pay for your purchases using only your Amazon Go app. And at that time we warned you that using the app was only because technology had not sufficiently advanced, and what they really wanted to do was have you pay with your hand. Two years later here in 2020, and what do we see? Amazon Go and the coming palm payment. Is this the Mark of the Beast? Nope. So what is it? Training.
“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Revelation 13:16,17 (KJB)
In the days after the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church, in the time of Jacob’s trouble, Antichrist will offer his Mark to an unsaved world, and the vast majority of them will receive it gladly on their way to Hell. But the Mark of the Beast, which the King James Bible told you 2,000 years ago is put inside the right hand, and inside the forehead, will only be the ‘latest and greatest’ biometric app in a world that is already using them when the Antichrist shows up. That’s how close we are to everything wrapping up. Amazon in their patent filing calls it a ‘non-contact biometric identification system’, sounds fancy right? Took the geniuses two millennia to catch up with what the KJB already told you in its dusty, old-fashioned and archaic English.
“Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou?” Ecclesiastes 8:4 (KJB)
And that’s ‘advanced revelation’ that you will not find in the NIV and other counterfeit bibles who remove the word “in” and replace it with “on”. I think I will stick with my King James Bible, and trust the preserved word of the King.
Amazon plans terminals to let consumers link credit card information to their hands
FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Amazon.com Inc. wants to make your hand your credit card. The tech giant is creating checkout terminals that could be placed in bricks-and-mortar stores and allow shoppers to link their card information to their hands, according to people familiar with the matter. They could then pay for purchases with their palms, without having to pull out a card or phone.
The company plans to pitch the terminals to coffee shops, fast-food restaurants and other merchants that do lots of repeat business with their customers, according to some of the people. Amazon declined to comment. Amazon, like other tech companies, is trying to further integrate itself into consumers’ financial lives, leaving banks and card networks on edge. Apple Inc. introduced a credit card last year, and Google is rolling out checking accounts. If the Amazon terminals succeed, they could leapfrog mobile wallets such as Apple Pay while expanding Amazon’s already-extensive access to consumer data.
Amazon’s projects are closely watched both by tech and financial companies, which are increasingly colliding in payments. Amazon has been experimenting with payments at its Amazon Go stores, where customers can walk out without stopping to pay. It has also been building out Amazon Pay, a digital wallet that consumers can use to make payments at online merchants not owned by Amazon. Chief Executive Jeff Bezos has stressed the importance of financial services and payments to some senior executives, The Wall Street Journal previously reported.
The plans for terminals are in early stages. Amazon recently began working with Visa Inc. to test transactions on the terminals and is in discussions with Mastercard Inc., according to some of the people.
Amazon has discussed the project with card issuers. JPMorgan Chase & Co., Wells Fargo & Co. and Synchrony Financial have expressed interest in enabling consumers’ card accounts to work with these terminals, according to some of the people.
Card companies are trying to figure out whether tech giants such as Amazon intend to be collaborators or competitors, though some believe it is safer to participate in big tech’s payments ambitions than risk being left out. Amazon, for its part, wants the card companies’ expertise in safeguarding consumers’ card accounts. Still, Amazon will have to allay the concerns of card issuers and networks, including how the terminals would detect fraud. The company will also have to win over customers wary of providing even more personal information and navigate a climate in which regulators are increasingly skeptical of big tech.
Amazon envisions that customers would first use the terminals to link their debit or credit card information to their hands, the people said. The company is weighing a few options for how to do so, one of the people said. For example, customers might insert cards into a terminal and then let the terminal scan their hands. From then on, they would only need to place a hand over the terminal to pay at a participating merchant.
Amazon recently filed a patent application for what it described as a “non-contact biometric identification system” that includes “a hand scanner that generates images of a user’s palm.”
Data that would pass through the terminals, including where consumers shopped and when, would be stored on Amazon’s cloud, according to some of the people. The company would like to integrate this data with consumers’ Amazon.com spending, those people said. That could give Amazon more leverage to charge higher prices to advertisers based on the idea they can better predict what customers are likely to buy.
Amazon Go: App Now, Palm Later
Amazon Go opened three locations in New York City – I went to the downtown location and shopped there for the first time. You download the Amazon Go app, sign in, scan the QR code, and you’re in. You literally just grab whatever items you want and walk out, and you’re automagically (see what I did there) charged for each and every item you take. It’s insane how seamless the whole experience is.
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