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The News In Review newsletter is a service provided by Understand The Times that is a compilation of the news articles previously posted on our site . Understand The Times does not endorse these events but rather is showing the church the current events.  Our purpose of posting these articles is to warn the church of the Biblical deception.

 August 8 - Ahmadinejad to visit Lebanon after Ramadan: FM
 Article: Israel And The Last Days

TEHRAN (AFP) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will visit Lebanon after the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, a top official said Sunday, as Tehran pledged its support to Beirut and Damascus in face of any "aggression" from Israel.

Mottaki also pledged Iran's support to Lebanon and Syria against any threats from Israel. "The government of the Islamic republic and the Iranian nation are standing with the Lebanese and Syrian governments and nations against the aggression and threats of the Zionist regime," Mottaki said.

He said Iran was holding continuous consultations with Beirut and Damascus and Tehran is "ready to answer positively any request from its brothers."

Shami, who acknowledged Iran's support over the Arab-Israel issue, added that "Israeli aggression is due to its hostile nature."

The May 31 Israeli raid on the aid flotilla left nine pro-Palestinian activists dead and sparked an international outcry against the Jewish nation.

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 August 7 - Success of globalization rests with G20, Paul Martin says
 Article: One World Government

Unless the G20 can adequately deal with climate change, development assistance to poor countries, food security and the financial crisis, globalization can't be made to work, says the G20's inventor, former prime minister Paul Martin.

He said that If the G20, at its next summit in Korea this fall, doesn't send the right signal to the forthcoming Mexico conference on climate-change finance with the result that the conference fails, the ability of the developing world to survive climate change will be very much at risk.

If it doesn't recognize that there will be another major food crisis and take steps to ameliorate it - at a time of rising populations, food export freezes and disruptive market mechanisms - havoc will be wreaked, especially in Africa.

And if the G20 doesn't agree to international regulation of the world's banks, the next financial crisis may well be too big for any stimulus package to save the world's economies.

In addition to rights of states, he said, there also must be duties of states. The impact from poorly regulated U.S. and European banks with excess leverage and inadequate capitalization and liquidity spilled across borders to harm the economies of other states - hence the need for bank regulations and monitoring that transcend national borders.

Economist Sylvia Ostry, for decades one of the federal government's most senior public servants and international negotiators, suggested at the Couchiching Conference that the G20 at its next meeting appoint an eminent-person's group from among its member states to set the organization's agenda for the next five years.

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 August 7 - Hitchens Certain He Won't Turn to God while Lucid
 Article: Misc.

Comment from Understand The Times:
Our God is a God of mercy and grace. Please pray for Christopher Hitchens

Nearly two months after being diagnosed with cancer and undergoing chemotherapy, famed atheist Christopher Hitchens has lost much of his hair but his unbelief remains intact. In his first television interview this week with CNN's Anderson Cooper, Hitchens said the only time he may "hedge [his] bets" is if he is very ill and half demented and doesn't have control over what he says.

While "the faithful love to spread these rumors" that on his death bed he finally accepted Christ, the atheist said he would not do "such a pathetic thing" while he's lucid. "I could be quite sure of that," he told Cooper. And if there are any rumors saying otherwise, he said, "Don't believe it."

Hitchens - who has asserted that he distrusts anything that contradicts science or outrages reason and does not believe in heaven or hell - said he does not pray even as he faces a tough form of cancer.

"That's all meaningless to me," he said. "I don't think souls or bodies can be changed by incantation or anything else."

"I say if it makes you feel better, then you have my blessing," he said of those praying for him.

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 August 5 - A Deeper Look at the Many Evangelicals Turning Catholic
 Article: Road To Rome

The common threads that seem to be drawing many of these Evangelicals into the Catholic Church are its history, the Liturgy and its tradition of intellectualism.

There is a long list of protestant (and other) leaders and scholars who have converted to Catholicism. The list for those going the other direction is devastatingly short.

This is why I think we are seeing, and will continue to see even more, protestant thinkers converting to Catholicism. Protestantism is running its course. All the protest is getting tired. And they are running out of places to find answers that don't lead them deep into Church history, back to the ancient liturgy, and into the intellectual tradition that ultimately leads to one place: Rome.

Protestantism has drifted far enough away from orthodox Christianity that it can now look back at the trees and recognize the forest. And if you're not entirely in the Catholic Church, that just might be the next best place to be

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 August 6 - Faithful in Sicily to show Pope their commitment to 'building the Kingdom of God'
 Article: Roman Catholic Church And The Last Days

Comment from Understand The Times:
The Kingdom of God will never be established here on earth until the King returns - Jesus Christ. No man nor any man-made system will bring this about. no matter what the pope claims.

The Holy Father will be making a pastoral visit to Italy's largest island in October. Local bishops are looking forward to the occasion which they predict will give new life to evangelization in the area, focusing on the Sicily's holy past and not on its present difficulties.

According to a press release, during the visit, the people of Sicily wish to "show the Successor of Peter not only the history but also the current common commitment of the 18 dioceses for building the Kingdom of God."

The two most anticipated events of Pope Benedict XVI's one-day stay on the island are the Eucharistic celebration with a large presence of families and the youth rally, notes the archdiocesean release.

The bishops of Sicily, concludes the statement, are "conscious" that the visit and the Pope's teachings will help to give the Christian community "renewed missionary drive, pushing them towards the arduous task of evangelization and the transmission of the faith to the new generation in such a complex and difficult time"

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 August 9 - Abandon Earth or Face Extinction, Stephen Hawkings Warns -- Again
 Article: Misc.

It's time to abandon Earth, warned the world's most famous theoretical physicist. In an interview with website Big Think, Stephen Hawking warned that the long-term future of the planet is in outer space.

"It will be difficult enough to avoid disaster on planet Earth in the next hundred years, let alone the next thousand, or million. The human race shouldn't have all its eggs in one basket, or on one planet," he said.

"I see great dangers for the human race," Hawking said. "There have been a number of times in the past when its survival has been a question of touch and go. The Cuban missile crisis in 1963 was one of these. The frequency of such occasions is likely to increase in the future."  But I'm an optimist. If we can avoid disaster for the next two centuries, our species should be safe, as we spread into space," he said.

Still, we need to act and act fast, Hawking stated. "It will be difficult enough to avoid disaster in the next hundred years, let alone the next thousand or million. Our only chance of long-term survival is not to remain inward looking on planet Earth but to spread out into space. We have made remarkable progress in the last hundred years. But if we want to continue beyond the next hundred years, our future is in space."

In April, he warned of the dangers of communicating with aliens, telling the Discovery Channel that extra-terrestrials are almost certain to exist -- and humanity should avoid contact with them at all cost. The answer, he suggests, is that most of alien life will be the equivalent of microbes or simple animals -- the sort of life that has dominated Earth for most of its history -- and they could pose a serious threat to us.

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 July 20 - Vatican Prepares for ET: Can Religions Survive UFO Reality?
 Article: Rising Interest In Teh Supernatural

Comment from Understand The Times:
The Bible clearly indicates that extraterrestrial intelligent beings DO exist. They are referred to angelic or spirit beings. Some of them are holy, some are not. Humans are warned not to make contact with them. There is one mediator between man and God - Jesus Christ.
Since the origin of man, it appears that these fallen spirit beings have interacted with mankind on the physical plane. They have played a role in Satan's plan to deceive and even destroy man. According to the Bible, this plan will intensify in the last days as outlined in the book of Revelation, especially chapters 9 and 12. 
We strongly recommend that you watch the You Tube video clip that we make reference to.  

Father Funes, the Director of the Vatican Observatory, believes that the existence of Aliens would not be a contradiction with the Vatican faith.This has created a bit of uproar among the faithful. But Funes says that if ET exists they are God's creatures.

Michael Salla, Ph.D. reports:

.The Vatican's new openness on extraterrestrial life is consistent with reports of secret discussions held at the United Nations that began in February 2008.
The Vatican's permanent representative to the UN, Archbishop Celestino Migliore, was reported to have attended along with a number of other prominent government officials to discuss increased UFO sightings and the implications of extraterrestrial visitation. Significantly, Migliore's position requires that he maintains close relations with the Vatican's Pontifical Academy of Sciences. At the time of the secret UN discussions, Migliore made a presentation on moral issues associated with scientific problems such as climate change. Most importantly, the UN discussions reportedly led to a new policy of openess being adopted by approximately 30 nations that would begin in 2009..(source: examiner.com)

It seems to me the Vatican's new openness to the possibility of ET and the Vatican sponsored Astrobiology Conference where extra-terrestrial life was discussed, is a beginning acknowledgment of the Alien reality.

Some, like traditional, fundamentalist sects of the various religions will portray, as they are doing now, the Aliens as demons. Others, like the more open minded religious sects, will work to incorporate the ET reality into their understanding without demonizing it.

YouTube Video Clip:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gB7QhHcYIE

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 August 11 - New 'superbug' found in UK hospitals
 Article: Signs Of The Last Times

A new superbug that is resistant to even the most powerful antibiotics has entered UK hospitals, experts warn.

They say bacteria that make an enzyme called NDM-1 have travelled back with NHS patients who went abroad to countries like India and Pakistan for treatments such as cosmetic surgery. Although there have only been about 50 cases identified in the UK so far, scientists fear it will go global. Tight surveillance and new drugs are needed says Lancet Infectious Diseases.

NDM-1 can exist inside different bacteria, like E.coli, and it makes them resistant to one of the most powerful groups of antibiotics - carbapenems. And experts fear NDM-1 could now jump to other strains of bacteria that are already resistant to many other antibiotics.

Ultimately, this could produce dangerous infections that would spread rapidly from person to person and be almost impossible to treat.

Similar infections have been seen in the US, Canada, Australia and the Netherlands and international researchers say that NDM-1 could become a major global health problem.

The way to stop NDM-1, say researchers, is to rapidly identify and isolate any hospital patients who are infected.

He said the threat was a serious global public health problem as there are few suitable new antibiotics in development and none that are effective against NDM-1.

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 August 12 - Record Droughts, Floods and Fires Strain Food Markets' Resilience
 Article: Signs Of The Last Times

A string of devastating natural disasters many are attributing to climate change has sent food prices on a roller coaster ride, leading to fears of a wave of climate-induced food price shocks of the sort that sparked rioting in the developing world two years ago.

Concern began when Russia recently announced a ban on wheat exports, citing a severe heat wave and drought that have charred that nation's wheat crop in the fields. Massive wildfires near Russia's breadbasket are further hampering farming.

Experts say that Russia, which was previously on track to becoming the world's largest exporter of wheat, has lost more than 20 percent of its crop to the drought.

Flooding in Pakistan and a series of deadly mudslides in central China further fueled the food price angst. Canada is expected to see its wheat crop fall by 20 percent this year due to adverse weather. And now Australia's government is warning its farmers of a pending locust plague that could devastate that major exporter's wheat production.

U.N. officials are warning of the potential for a food crisis erupting in Pakistan. About 1 out of 10 Pakistanis has been hard hit by the flooding, and the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that about 1.8 million acres of cropland is now underwater there.

Meanwhile officials are most concerned about the situation in Pakistan, where the government is struggling to get a grip on flood damage that has left millions homeless and out of work. The United Nations is calling it the worst disaster that nation has suffered in 80 years.

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 August 10 - World Council of Churches to Host Muslim-Christian Dialogue
 Article: One World Religion

The World Council of Churches is planning to host an inter-religious dialogue between Muslims and Christians this fall in a bid to address conflicts fueled by religion in predominantly Muslim countries.

"About 70 top leaders from both these communities will discuss issues of common concern, mainly the inter-religious disputes and their possible solutions," said Chunakara.

The delegation also held discussions with local Muslims leaders on fostering peace. Chunakara said such efforts must be taken for lasting peace. "The November gathering is one such effort we are taking to take the message of peace to those in the grassroots level," he reported.

This fall's international consultation, which will be held under the theme "Transforming Communities: Christians and Muslims Building a Common Future," is being jointly planned, funded and convened by the World Council of Churches WCC and several Muslim organizations.

The consultation is expected to identify and address issues of common concern and provide guidance to enable cooperation between Muslims and Christians at all levels, including faith-inspired approaches for joint Christian-Muslim action.

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 August 12 - Desecration: Consecrated Hosts Stolen from St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
 Article: Roman Catholic Church And The Last Days

Comment from Understand The Times:

As this article states, Eucharistic adoration plays a major role in the missionary outreach that is part of the "New Evangelization." program implemented by Pope Paul II to reach the world. The belief is that "Jesus" is actually present in a monstrance containing a "host."

The parish was located in the inner city of Richmond, Virginia. There was a large elderly population, as well as a rapidly expanding base of young, devout families. Due to the fidelity and beauty of the Liturgy and the dynamic orthodoxy of the priest, it became a point of destination parish. It was a wonderful place, filled with people who had sincere, living Catholic Christian faith. That faith included a bedrock belief in the wonderful gift of the Holy Eucharist - and a dedication to Eucharistic adoration, an ancient practice which is experiencing a wonderful resurgence in this new missionary age.

There, in the tabernacle, the new Holy of Holies, we can visit with Jesus, the same Jesus, who awaits each one of us. And I have done just that for many, many years. How I love to visit Him! I was taught by my mother and the nuns as a little boy to make the sign of the cross every time I passed a Church because Jesus resided there, in a special way. I have always done so, out of habit for many years. However, as age simplifies my life and strips away the pompousness and arrogance of youth, I have returned to the profound truth the practice symbolizes over and over. He truly does reside there, waiting for us to come. 

All of this helps to explain why I was deeply disturbed to read of what happened this past week in Carbondale, Pennsylvania, in the Diocese of Scranton. We ask our readers around the globe to pray for the faithful of St. Rose of Lima Church, pray against any evil which could arise out of the sacrilegious act, and pray for the conversion of the thief who broke into that sanctuary, forcibly opened the tabernacle and stole the Ciborium containing the Lord from that Holy of Holies.

Make no mistake; what happened in Carbondale is a very, very serious matter. Of course, with the Bishop, we hope the thief will realize the gravity of his action, return the ciborium with the consecrated hosts and repent. However, we need to remember that the enemies of Christ know full well the truth of who He is. They also know that He is truly present in the Holy Eucharist.

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 August 13 - The Perils of 'Wannabe Cool' Christianity
 Aeticle: Emerging Church

Comment from Understand The Times:
This article outlines some of the heretical ideas that are being promoted by those who claim that Christianity must change in order to reach the "postmodern" generation for Christ better known as the Emerging Church. But as the author asks, are these pied pipers of the Emerging Church leading people to, or away from God.
At the same time, there are those who are still reaching out to young people by proclaiming the Word of God and pointing people to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. For a good example of this view the Wilsey, Kansas Youth Revival Crusade web site at http://wilseykansas.com/

Recent statistics have shown an increasing exodus of young people from churches, especially after they leave home and live on their own. In a 2007 study, Lifeway Research determined that 70% of young Protestant adults between 18-22 stop attending church regularly.

Increasingly, the "plan" has taken the form of a total image overhaul, where efforts are made to rebrand Christianity as hip, countercultural, relevant. As a result, in the early 2000s, we got something called "the emerging church"-a sort of postmodern stab at an evangelical reform movement. Perhaps because it was too "let's rethink everything" radical, it fizzled quickly. But the impulse behind it-to rehabilitate Christianity's image and make it "cool"-remains.

"Wannabe cool" Christianity also manifests itself as an obsession with being on the technological cutting edge. Churches like Central Christian in Las Vegas and Liquid Church in New Brunswick, N.J., for example, have online church services where people can have a worship experience at an "iCampus." Many other churches now encourage texting, Twitter and iPhone interaction with the pastor during their services.

But one of the most popular-and arguably most unseemly-methods of making Christianity hip is to make it shocking. What better way to appeal to younger generations than to push the envelope and go where no fundamentalist has gone before? Sex is a popular shock tactic. At the same time, many churches are finding creative ways to use sex-themed marketing gimmicks to lure people into church.

But are these gimmicks really going to bring young people back to church? Is this what people really come to church for? Maybe sex sermons and indie- rock worship music do help in getting people in the door, and maybe even in winning new converts. But what sort of Christianity are they being converted to?

If the evangelical Christian leadership thinks that "cool Christianity" is a sustainable path forward, they are severely mistaken. As a twentysomething, I can say with confidence that when it comes to church, we don't want cool as much as we want real.

If we are interested in Christianity in any sort of serious way, it is not because it's easy or trendy or popular. It's because Jesus himself is appealing, and what he says rings true. It's because the world we inhabit is utterly phony, ephemeral, narcissistic, image-obsessed and sex-drenched-and we want an alternative. It's not because we want more of the same.

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 August 13 - Russia: Iran's nuclear plant to get fuel next week
 Artilce: Wars And Rumors Of Wars

Russia announced Friday it will begin the startup next week of Iran's only atomic power plant, giving Tehran a boost as it struggles with international sanctions and highlighting differences between Moscow and Washington over pressuring the Islamic Republic to give up activities that could be used to make nuclear arms.

Uranium fuel shipped by Russia will be loaded into the Bushehr reactor on Aug. 21, beginning a process that will last about a month and end with the reactor sending electricity to Iranian cities, Russian and Iranian officials said. "From that moment, the Bushehr plant will be officially considered a nuclear energy installation," said Sergei Novikov, a spokesman for the Russian nuclear agency.

The terms of the deal commit the Iranians to allow the Russians to retrieve all used reactor fuel for reprocessing. Spent fuel contains plutonium, which can be used to make atomic weapons. Additionally, Iran has said that International Atomic Energy Agency experts will be able to verify that none of the fresh fuel or waste is diverted.

Russia has said the Bushehr project has been closely supervised by the IAEA. But the U.N. watchdog has no monitoring authority at the plant beyond ensuring that its nuclear fuel is accounted for, and U.S. and EU officials have expressed safety concerns.

They note that Iran - leery of opening up its nuclear activities to outsiders - refuses to sign on to the Convention on Nuclear Safety, making it subject to international monitoring of its atomic safety standards.

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 August 11 - Vending Machines Of The Future
 Article: Technology For Global Monetary System

Your thumbprint might soon be the key to an afternoon candy bar. A Massachusetts based vending machine company is joinng the growing ranks of companies that are field-testing new technologies.

Next Generation Vending and Food Service is experimenting  with biometric vending machines that would allow a user to tie a credit card to their thumbprint. Next Generation is currently testing about 60 of the biometric machines in various locations in the northeast.

The days might be numbered where a consumer watches a bag of chips roll through the machine and drop. Next Generation is also testing a machine that includes a 46" touch-screen display that acts similarly to an iPhone display. The user can click on an item, flip the image and even see the nutrional information on the back of the packaging. The machines include internally mounted cameras to monitor what is going on outside of the machine.

There are other innovations that are being tested outside of the United States, including machines that use retinal scans to identify and charge consumers for their purchases.

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 August 14 - Obama Defends Plan for Mosque Near Ground Zero
 Article: Misc.

WASHINGTON-President Barack Obama defended the plan to build a mosque near the site of the 2001 terror attacks in New York, telling Muslim guests at a Ramadan dinner at the White House that the nation's commitment to freedom of religion "must be unshakable.''

Mr. Obama's remarks came after weeks of the White House sidestepping the debate that has roiled New York and the nation since developers announced plans to build a $100 million, 13-story mosque and Islamic cultural center just two blocks from the World Trade Center site.

Opponents, particularly conservatives, have called the proposed mosque an affront to those who died in the attack by Islamist terrorists.

The president, in his prepared remarks for the Friday evening event, said, "I understand the emotions that this issue engenders. Ground Zero is, indeed, hallowed ground. "But let me be clear: as a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country. That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in lower Manhattan,'' he said.

A Marist College poll found that 53% of New York City voters oppose constructing the mosque near the former site of the World Trade Center. Just 34% favored the plan.

Debra Burlingame, whose brother Charles Burlingame was the pilot of the plane the terrorists hijacked and flew into the Pentagon, said she was furious over the president's remarks. "I'm so angry. I believe this president has abandoned the American people,'' she said. "This isn't a fight about religious freedom for Muslims. No one has argued they don't have the property rights. This is about a project led by someone who says he's trying to build bridges and bring the community together and he's chosen probably the worst place in America and the worst way to do it.''

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 August 12 - Iran Warns Against Israeli Invasion of Lebanon
 Article: Wars And Rumors Of Wars

Iran warns that if Israel were to invade Lebanon, it would be counter-attacked by several countries in the region. Iran's Fars News Agency reported that Ramin Mehman-Parast, an Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, issued the warning yesterday, saying that while it's unlike Israel will invade Lebanon, the "Zionist regime would be slapped hard in the face by the regional states if it dares to attack Lebanon again."

"What the Zionist regime [Israel] should understand well is that an aggression against any country in the region or against any Muslim nation in the region will cause the strong reaction of all the regional countries," said Mehman-Parast, when asked about how Iran would react were Israel to attack Lebanon. "Given the regional countries' preparedness and vigilance, they won't allow the Zionist regime and its supporters to make a move in this regard."

The Lebanese Daily Star reported that Lebanese Foreign Minister Ali Shami applauded Iran's support of Lebanon against "Israeli aggression." Ali Shami, who was in Tehran over the weekend, said Lebanon was grateful for the "material and moral support of Iran against the Zionist regime."
Shami met with Iran's Supreme National Security Council Secretary Saeed Jalili. The Star reported that Jalili said, "The Lebanese Army, which has the backing of the people and the resistance, will not let the Zionist regime cut even one tree in Lebanon."

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told Shami that a united Arab front against Israel symbolized by a tripartite summit in Beirut has "foiled plots of the enemy Zionist regime. Their presence represented solidarity and unity in the entire region and promoted the nation's front against the Zionist regime and its sponsors."

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 August 12 - Major powers drawing up framework for Mideast talks
 Article: Israel And The Last Days

Major powers are working on a statement to set the basis for direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, the European Union's foreign policy chief told EU foreign ministers on Thursday.

The EU works with the United States, Russia and the United Nations in a "Quartet" to promote a Middle East peace treaty.

Ashton's letter said "Abbas is very close" to accepting direct talks. "In principle, President Abbas should be in a position to give a definitive answer by Sunday or early next week," it added.

"The government of Israel has been calling for the immediate start of direct peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians for more than a year now," Regev told Reuters.

"We have confidence that we're moving in the right direction and ultimately will be successful," Toner said. "Is it difficult, yes. Are there issues, sure. But we're going to keep moving forward and we are moving forward."

The Quartet says Israel should halt settlement building in the West Bank and reach a full peace agreement with the Palestinians within 24 months, creating a state on the basis of the borders that existed before the 1967 Middle East war.

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 August 4 - Dattoos would be the ultimate user/machine interface
 Article: Technologyu And Global Monetary System

Comment from Understand The Times:
The technology of our day prepares the way for a global monetary system that requires a form of personal identification in order for a transaction to be made. Bible prophecy helps us to understand why and how such a system will be implemented in the near future.
(Revelation 12: 16-17): 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. 

Five years ago, Frog Design founder Hartmut Esslinger envisioned a technology that "could influence notions of community, identity, and connectivity with minimal impact on the physical environment." Using an online design portal, users would select and try out a customized electronic processing device that they would then print onto their own skin. The DNA Tattoo, or Dattoo, could include printable input/output tools such as a camera, microphone, or laser-loudspeaker - it would be up to the user, as would the Dattoo's aesthetics. Most intriguingly, it would capture its wearer's DNA, to ensure an intimate user/machine relationship.

Conceived for the 2005 Forrester Consumer Forum, the Dattoo was a response to the still-increasing trend of self-expression through connectivity technology - in a sense, you could call it the ultimate smart phone skin. The idea was to "realize a state of constant, seamless connectivity and computability requir[ing] the convergence of technology and self." This meant that the body itself would need to become the interface, and would supply the required energy. Because Dattoos would largely replace three-dimensional tools such as smart phones or laptops, the environment would be spared the costs of producing, transporting and disposing of those items.

Users in different geographical regions would be linked by common interests, and could communicate with one another, through their Dattoos. The unique DNA signatures would allow individuals to be readily identifiable, in a sense almost projecting users Second Life-style into cyberspace. Software would take a liquid form, in keeping with the Dattoo's "organic computer" philosophy.

Besides DNA-reading/identification, cameras, mikes and speakers, Esslinger's ultimate vision was one of Dattoos that included nanosensors and interactive Braille-like "touch reading," pattern and image recognition, self-learning and educational applications, living materials that change shape and feel, flexible OLED displays, bionic nano chips and cyborg components.

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