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Microsoft, Apple, Google, Amazon And Facebook Are All Racing To Be The First Company To Successfully Replace Our Smartphones With Smart Glasses

Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Facebook and others are in a race to bring to market augmented reality smart glasses that are the next step in big tech evolution.

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Most of the biggest names in Big Tech are racing to create smart glasses that we wear everywhere and that may replace our phones.

We have consistently told you that the drive to full human microchip implantation comes in three stages, which are as follows:

  • STAGE ONE: Getting the whole world in front of a computer. This was successfully accomplished in 1994 with the twin whammy of the release of the Internet for public use, and the stratospheric rise of Windows software in personal computing systems. This stage lasted from 1994 to 2007, when Apple was the first company to market with a successful mobile device, or smartphone as they are commonly called.
  • STAGE TWO: Getting the computer on you. Now that the whole world was attached to personal computers and laptops, Stage Two is where the computer went from being in front of you to being on you. Stop anyone one the street and ask them to you show their mobile device, and you will see it is somewhere on their body. The stage began as previously stated in 2007 with the iPhone from Apple, and is currently coming to an end here now in 2019/2020. Stage Three is the third and final stage in this process.
  • STAGE THREE: Getting the computer inside you. Augmented reality smart glasses, in all their varied mutations, are the bridge to human implantable microchips and computer processors. When this stage is fully realized, wearers of the smart glasses will be able to have full 3D interactions in the air as computers screens as we know them today will cease to exist. The technology that will be developed during this stage, 2020 – 2026/28, will include implantable devices that will supplement the smart glasses. This is where Augmented Reality and human implantable will merge .

All of this is the precursor to the coming One World System under Antichrist, and his Mark of the Beast. Now you can see that when the Mark is rolled out, it will not be some new thing that boggles people’s minds, no, just the opposite. When the Mark of the Beast comes along after the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church, the Mark will simply be the ‘latest and greatest’ piece of technology to a world that has already been using Augmented Reality systems and gotten used to seeing things in 3D.

There’s a race to replace our iPhones with smart glasses we wear everywhere

FROM CNBC: Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Snap, Facebook Apple, Magic Leap and others are all working on some form of smart glasses or headset that will change how we view the world around us. Instead of pulling a phone out of our pockets to talk to people or interact with apps, we may do these things simply by speaking to, and looking through, a set of glasses.

There’s a race to be the first to make a set of glasses that everyone will wear, which means they have to be fashionable and sleek enough to wear all day and everywhere you go. Advocates of the technology hope that you’ll one day be able to replace every screen in your life with just one pair of smart glasses.

If glasses replace common gadgets like our phones or computer screens, it will mean big business to the company that comes out on top.

But we’re likely years away from that. Today, most AR headsets are too big, too expensive and simply too weird-looking to make sense for everyday use. That’s not keeping tech companies from trying though. Here’s where everyone stands right now.

Microsoft Advanced Augmented Reality Products

Microsoft is working on advanced augmented reality products. Its HoloLens 2 headset went on sale last week and a modified version is being tested by the Army to make soldiers more effective on the battlefield. Called IVAS, the Army’s version can overlay images like the positions of fellow soldiers and the enemy over the vision of the soldiers who wear the HoloLens headsets. And soldiers can use it for training to see how they performed during battle simulations.

Microsoft HoloLens 2 smart glasses

Microsoft HoloLens 2 Smart Glasses

It has commercial uses, too. HoloLens 2 is capable of displaying computer programs over your vision so you don’t always have to sit at a computer to do work. It can help workers in the field identify problems and make fixes without digging through manuals.

The HoloLens 2 is too big and at $3,500 too expensive for most consumers. But as technology progresses, these devices will only get smaller and more powerful.

Snap Spectacle 3 Glasses

Snap’s Spectacles 3 glasses, which go on sale this week for $380, let users snap pictures and videos of the world around them and then add augmented reality effects to those clips inside the Snapchat app.

Snap Spectacles 3 smart glasses

Snap Spectacles 3 Smart Glasses

You can’t currently see any information through the glasses themselves, but the company is reportedly working toward adding augmented reality into the frames. The Information’s report on Monday said Snap is building a “fourth-generation version of its Spectacles camera glasses, code-named Hermosa, with smart lenses capable of showing AR effects.”

Snap’s strategy has been different than those of Microsoft, Facebook and Magic Leap. It starts with glasses and plans to add a computer system later. The other companies have bulkier headsets with computers but haven’t sold glasses yet.

Google Glass

Google still sells its Google Glass product, which shows information, but not 3D augmented reality, to wearers. The original version, aimed at consumers, may have come too soon. People didn’t like that wearers of Google Glass were able to record them at any time, and Google eventually killed that model and focused on business use.

Google is still investing in the space and most recently launched a new version in May for commercial uses. Google’s Android platform on phones now supports augmented reality apps, too, which means it’s building a library of applications that could one day be used in more advanced versions of Google Glass.

Google Glass gets a surprise upgrade and new frames

Google Glass Smart Glasses

Google Maps on Android and iPhone already has features that would be much more useful on a set of glasses, too. An augmented reality feature that rolled out in May overlays information, including walking directions, on top of the real world. It can show you which way to walk, when to take a turn and even when you’ve arrived at your destination when you hold up your phone.

While Google hasn’t publicly talked about new AR glasses yet, it’s obvious the company is building a foundation where AR makes more sense on our heads instead of on a phone.

Magic Leap

Magic Leap’s first headset launched in August 2018 and, like Microsoft HoloLens 2, is a relatively bulky headset that’s capable of showing games, 3D animations, virtual video screens and more, all in a digital world around you.

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Magic Leap Smart Glasses

You can still see everywhere you walk, and anyone you’re talking to, but AR applications let you watch TV, work in computer programs and more, all while still seeing the normal world.

But like HoloLens 2, Magic Leap is expensive, with a starting price of $2,295. The company will need to make its product smaller and more affordable if it plans to attract a wide audience, and it will need to add more capabilities and applications. Apple’s iOS and Android already offer thousands of augmented reality apps for phones, which could easily land on headsets if and when they launch.

Apple Augmented Reality

Apple’s headset is reportedly set to launch in 2022, but the first model is the size of Facebook’s Oculus Quest virtual reality headset, according to The Information. But a smaller glasses-size version that it says is due to launch in 2023 may be more attractive to people, since that form factor will allow it to be worn all day instead of around the house.

Apple reportedly plans 2022 release for first AR headset, followed by AR glasses in 2023

Apple Augmented Reality Smart Glasses

Like Google, Apple’s iOS platform is already home to thousands of augmented reality apps. Apple probably added AR support to its iPhones and iPads in an effort to teach people more about the technology and show them how games and information will work once they’re overlaid in front of our faces. And like Google’s, this strategy helps it build a library of apps that would work on a future set of glasses.

Siri already works with wearable products like the AirPods and Apple Watch, allowing users to ask it for turn-by-turn directions, to play music and to transcribe messages all without picking up a phone. Those functions could all work on a set of smart glasses.

Facebook Oculus

Facebook’s strategy is different than almost everyone else’s. It currently sells virtual reality products that take you out of the real world and into a digital realm where you can’t see anything around you. But Facebook is also interested in augmented reality.

CNBC reported in September that Facebook has partnered with Ray-Ban parent company Luxottica to develop augmented reality glasses. It plans to launch the wearable, internally called Orion, between 2023 and 2025. They’re designed to take calls and let users stream video to other people. Hundreds of people are working on them. One area Facebook has struggled, however, is in getting them small enough for consumers to find appealing.

Facebook Oculus AR Smart Glasses

Facebook Oculus Augmented Reality Smart Glasses

Like Apple, Facebook has an existing communications platform that could translate easily to a pair of glasses on our heads. Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp allow users to call or chat with one another, for example, and Facebook’s Portal products enable video chat across platforms.

Facebook already has developer tools for augmented reality, called Spark AR. Right now, it’s used for face tracking and effects inside video chats on Portal hardware but could theoretically be used one day on a set of smart glasses. And Facebook has a huge user base that includes 2.45 billion monthly active users who may be interested in smart glasses if it can sell them at an affordable price.

Amazon Echo Frames

Amazon hasn’t talked much about its own set of augmented reality glasses, but in September it announced a pair that show it’s interested in the space. The Echo Frames are currently just a set of regular glasses, but with a speaker and the Amazon voice assistant Alexa built in.

Amazon Echo Frames -- here's what you didn't know about Amazon's new smart glasses

Amazon Echo Alexa Smart Glasses

A user can speak to Alexa anytime. It can tell you the weather, place phone calls, give you a news briefing or anything else that an Amazon Echo can do, just on your head. Amazon could improve these glasses by adding AR, but it would need to add screens that help display that information in front of you.

Amazon also has a lot of services that could easily apply to AR glasses. Prime Video could show movies and TV shows through a set of future Echo Frames if Amazon decides to build such a pair, for example. Or a user might shop through Amazon and browse through goods without ever pulling out a phone. READ MORE

5 BEST AUGMENTED REALITY TECH

Interest in augmented reality (AR) is exploding as innovators explore the business relevance and roles AR can play in workforce enablement and customer experience and interaction. This emerging technology holds tremendous promise for changing the way businesses operate.

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The United Nations Has Decreed That We Must Start Consuming Insects As Food, Better Check Your Nutrition Labels To See If You’re Eating Cricket Flour

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The United Nations 2030 Agenda For Sustainable Development has determined that for the planet to survive, we need to start eating bugs, insects and cricket flour.

Here’s a fun fact, in accordance with the United Nations Agenda 2030 mandate for a sustainable global system, one of the new things you will start seeing in the products you purchase will be foodstuffs made from bugs and insects. If the package of what you’re eating says ‘sustainable’, it’s highly likely you’re eating bugs. Welcome to the United Nations Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Living, have you worked up an appetite yet?

“And every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth shall be an abomination; it shall not be eaten.” Leviticus 11:41 (KJB)

The United Nations web site says: “This Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom. We are determined to protect the planet from degradation, including through sustainable consumption and production, sustainably managing its natural resources and taking urgent action on climate change, so that it can support the needs of the present and future generations.” So what if your Doritos have been made with cricket flour? You won’t taste the difference. So what if the UN decrees you can no longer eat meat, but a lab-grown, frankenfood substitute instead? Don’t be such a baby, and after awhile, you’ll enjoy eating rats and roaches while the elites dine on Porterhouse and lobster. War is peace, baby.

The Unbelievable Ways Dried Crickets Are Turning Up in Your Food

FROM PREVENTION: Bugs are trending…all over my office. I’m buried in samples of foods made from crickets: cricket cookies, tortilla chips, protein bars, even all-purpose flour that apparently has nutty undertones and works well in banana bread. I’m intrigued and slightly weirded out, but most of all I’m wondering: Are bugs in food just a fleeting fad for the Western world, a nostalgic nod to more primeval populations who have been eating insects for centuries? Or does it have the potential to become part of the American palate, akin to sushi in the 1970s? I decide to investigate.

While eating bugs is common in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, it wasn’t until last May that the Western world—and, naturally, a bunch of start-ups—began taking edible insects seriously. That’s when the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization released a report stating that by 2050, the world will need to feed 2 billion extra people, given the jump in population growth. One of its solutions: Eat more protein-rich bugs, which, if they become part of the mainstream global diet, could greatly affect the environment. Crickets emit 100 times fewer greenhouse gases than cattle, and raising a pound of crickets requires 1 gallon of water and 2 pounds of feed, while raising a pound of beef requires 2,000 gallons of water and 25 pounds of feed.

Cheap food is cool. But, uh, how do we make insects part of the mainstream in the US, where we’d much rather spray them with poison than sauté them in a pan? That’s where creative start-ups come in. Earlier this year, a woman named Megan Miller co-founded Bitty Foods in San Francisco, selling grain-free, cricket-flour-based cookies in flavors like orange-ginger and chocolate-cardamom. She says the cookies are a “gateway product,” meaning their sugary form can help disguise the fact that you’re eating bugs (and the gateway is apparently working, as I’m now on my third cookie since starting to write this article). “The key is turning crickets into something familiar,” Miller says. “So we slow roast them and mill them into a powder that can be incorporated into basically anything.” READ MORE

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When you contribute to this fundraising effort, you are helping us to do what the Lord called us to do. The money you send in goes primarily to the overall daily operations of this site. When people ask for Bibles, we send them out at no charge. When people write in and say how much they would like gospel tracts but cannot afford them, we send them a box at no cost to them for either the tracts or the shipping, no matter where they are in the world. Even all the way to South Africa. We even restarted our weekly radio Bible study on Sunday nights again, thanks to your generous donations. All this is possible because YOU pray for us, YOU support us, and YOU give so we can continue growing.

But whatever you do, don’t do nothing. Time is short and we need your help right now. The Lord has given us an open door with a tremendous ‘course’ for us to fulfill that will create an excellent experience at the Judgement Seat of Christ. Please pray for our efforts, and if the Lord leads you to donate, be as generous as possible. The war is REAL, the battle HOT and the time is SHORTTO THE FIGHT!!!

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In 2012, We Warned You Of The Coming Second American Civil War, In 2022 It’s Now Arrived. We Here At NTEB Have Picked A Side, Have You?

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Here at NTEB, we’ve picked a side in this second American Civil War, and the side that we choose to fight on is the side preaching and teaching the Kingdom of God.

America is now a nation where, whatever party is in power, they use that power to control and marginalize the other side. This has always been done, of course, but never so nakedly and open as it is here in 2022. During the Obama years, history records him as the first ‘post-American president’, and through him were sown the seeds for the America’s second civil war. Our nation is irretrievably ripped down the middle, with no hope of either side ever coming to a reconciliation unless it is formed under Antichrist.

“And at what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it; If it do evil in my sight, that it obey not my voice, then I will repent of the good, wherewith I said I would benefit them.” Jeremiah 18:9,10 (KJB)

Of course, this split down the middle of America is not organic, it was placed there intentionally by the same New World Order operatives that installed the dementia-addled Joe Biden in the White House as the pretend president. When the FBI raided Donald Trump’s Florida residence, Mar-a-Lago earlier this week, it had very little to do with recovering some missing paperwork, and everything to do with sending a message. What’s the message? That the party in power will do whatever it wants, whenever it wants, and your ‘constitutional rights’ will be trampled and overridden to accomplish that purpose. If they were truly interested in justice, those same FBI agents would have already raided Hunter Biden’s residence and shown us what’s on that laptop. How he calls his dad, Joe Biden, “pedo peter” in private family messages. If the FBI has time to go through Melania Trump’s underwear drawer, they certainly have time to take a look at Hunter Biden’s laptop. But they won’t, because what they’d find there will implicate Joe Biden in massive financial wrongdoing and influence peddling. Do a Google search for “riots in America”, and all you will see are links related to January 6th and Trump supporters. The 6 months worth of 2020 riots waged by ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter which caused over $2 billion in damages almost never appear. Funny how that works, isn’t it?

Here at NTEB, we’ve picked a side in this Civil War, and the side that we choose to fight on is the side that is preaching and teaching the Kingdom of God. We reject the carnal weapons of conventional warfare, choosing instead the word of God with which to fight our battles. This is a war for the souls of men and women, a war obscured by the endless, relentless, 60-seconds-per-minute Breaking News!!! that is forced in our face all day every day. Right now Democrats are calling the shots, eventually the Republicans will regain power, but nothing changes except that things progressively get worse. God has no interest in making America ‘great again’, and in fact, looks like He left us to our own devices a while ago.

Look in your King James Bible as hard as you can, and you won’t find a single reference to the United States of America. Oh sure, you find some things that have some distant commonality, but nothing you can make a real case for. Possibly Ezekiel 19:6, or maybe Nahum 2:13, but you won’t find a peep coming out of Daniel or Revelation about America, and that’s where the real action is. So consider this article your PSA about staying the course in the end times, not getting pulled into a prefabricated domestic war that is meaningless when compared to eternity and the Judgment Seat of Christ.

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When you contribute to this fundraising effort, you are helping us to do what the Lord called us to do. The money you send in goes primarily to the overall daily operations of this site. When people ask for Bibles, we send them out at no charge. When people write in and say how much they would like gospel tracts but cannot afford them, we send them a box at no cost to them for either the tracts or the shipping, no matter where they are in the world. Even all the way to South Africa. We even restarted our weekly radio Bible study on Sunday nights again, thanks to your generous donations. All this is possible because YOU pray for us, YOU support us, and YOU give so we can continue growing.

But whatever you do, don’t do nothing. Time is short and we need your help right now. The Lord has given us an open door with a tremendous ‘course’ for us to fulfill that will create an excellent experience at the Judgement Seat of Christ. Please pray for our efforts, and if the Lord leads you to donate, be as generous as possible. The war is REAL, the battle HOT and the time is SHORTTO THE FIGHT!!!

“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;” Titus 2:13 (KJB)

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Israel Defense Forces Announce The Start Of ‘Operation Breaking Dawn’ After 200 Rocket Attacks By Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Is Hamas Next?

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The Israel Defense forces on Friday launched Operation Breaking Dawn in the Gaza Strip, following days of tensions in the wake of the arrest of the leader of Palestinian Islamic Jihad in Judea and Samaria.

Israel announced the start of ‘Operation Breaking Dawn’ to deal aggressively with terror threats and rocket attacks from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad which began in earnest yesterday. Over 200 rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel, with the IDF responding late into the night, seeing the death of 15 PIJ militants to date. The IDF has reportedly deployed Iron Dome missile defense batteries to central Israel in anticipation of barrages and has called up 25,000 reserve troops.

“As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending also he will deliver it; and passing over he will preserve it.” Isaiah 31:5 (KJB)

Meanwhile over in Tbilsli, Georgia, we see something called the Peace Cathedral, which houses places of worship for Muslims, Jews and Christians. It’s based on a similar model called the House of One with plans laid in 2011, and construction started in 2021 in Berlin. We rightly understand this to be the One World Religion of Chrislam, and will be led by Antichrist and the False Prophet during the time of Jacob’s trouble. What began with Rick Warren’s ‘Peace Plan’ 20 years ago, has come to stunning fruition under the work of Pope Francis, Mohamed bin Zayed and the Abraham Accords.

Israel launches ‘Operation Breaking Dawn’ against Islamic Jihad in Gaza

BREAKING UPDATE: Rocket sirens sound in the southern part of Tel Aviv and the central cities of Rishon Lezion and Holon, for the first time since violence escalated between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group on Friday. source

FROM THE JEWISH NEWS SYNDICATE: Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid said in a statement that the goal of the operation was “the elimination of a concrete threat” against civilians, as well as the targeting of terrorists and their sponsors.

“Anyone who tries to harm Israel should know: We will find you,” the premier said.

A senior Israeli source was quoted by media as saying that the mission was initiated with a view to thwarting an imminent large-scale terrorist attack.

According to the IDF, an airstrike on Friday killed senior PIJ commander Tayseer Jabari, who replaced Baha Abu al-Ata as the head of the terrorist group in northern Gaza after the latter’s assassination by the Israeli military in 2019.

The IDF said that some 15 PIJ terrorists had been killed in initial strikes targeting anti-tank missile operators and snipers in Gaza.

Meanwhile, the military has declared a “special situation” throughout the home front and warned residents within an 80-kilometer (50-mile) radius of Gaza, including those living in Tel Aviv, that there was a risk of rocket attacks.

Palestinian terrorists indeed began firing projectiles towards Israeli civilian areas at approximately 21:30 local time, as sirens blared across the country. So far, since the operation began, 71 rockets were fired at Israel from Gaza, 9 of which fell inside the Gaza strip, according to the IDF.

The IDF has reportedly deployed Iron Dome missile defense batteries to central Israel in anticipation of barrages and has called up 25,000 reserve troops.

“We will not allow anyone to threaten or harm the citizens of Israel. Whoever tries to do so will get hurt,” Defense Minister Benny Gantz said in reference to the ongoing military campaign. READ MORE

Now The End Begins is your front line defense against the rising tide of darkness in the last Days before the Rapture of the Church

When you contribute to this fundraising effort, you are helping us to do what the Lord called us to do. The money you send in goes primarily to the overall daily operations of this site. When people ask for Bibles, we send them out at no charge. When people write in and say how much they would like gospel tracts but cannot afford them, we send them a box at no cost to them for either the tracts or the shipping, no matter where they are in the world. Even all the way to South Africa. We even restarted our weekly radio Bible study on Sunday nights again, thanks to your generous donations. All this is possible because YOU pray for us, YOU support us, and YOU give so we can continue growing.

But whatever you do, don’t do nothing. Time is short and we need your help right now. The Lord has given us an open door with a tremendous ‘course’ for us to fulfill that will create an excellent experience at the Judgement Seat of Christ. Please pray for our efforts, and if the Lord leads you to donate, be as generous as possible. The war is REAL, the battle HOT and the time is SHORTTO THE FIGHT!!!

“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;” Titus 2:13 (KJB)

“Thank you very much!” – Geoffrey, editor-in-chief, NTEB

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