When we read the Bible and the prophetic book of Revelation, it may seem like those days are far away. But the Beast Economy, written about in Revelation, lines up with what is happening in the world now! Selling and buying will be controlled in the final days of the earth. When thinking about this, the first person that comes to our mind is the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos. We look at his company, Amazon, and see why it does seem to be set up in a way that could lead to the beast economy. Be sure to watch or listen to the full program to hear the full conversation!
Amazon is one of the largest companies on the earth! Jeff Bezos is worth more than $100 billion because he supplies many in the world with what they want and need within 1-2 days. He is one of the richest men in the world! Glenn Beck, with TheBlaze and Jeff Brown, editor at The Bleeding Edge and chief technology analyst for Bonner & Partners, share through their combined experience the reality of where we are headed with, artificial intelligence, A.I., and what we can expect in the coming years. Jeff shares that, “Amazon has undergone an effort to train tens of thousands of employees on machine learning in the form of artificial intelligence over the course of the next several years,” pointing out that, “Amazon is one of the most prolific artificial intelligence companies on earth. They use it pervasively throughout their entire business.” They use it logistically, and Amazon even has a ghost store! You can walk into the store, open the Amazon application on your phone, scan it at the gate, and just put what you want in your basket. After you get what you need, you can walk out of the store, and they charge you through your phone without even needing to deal with a person! “The entire store is wired with computer vision. It knows exactly what you take; it already knows who you are because it has recognized your face, and when you walk out, your account is charged instantly. Completely frictionless! There are no cashiers in the store.” You can’t buy or sell without the system knowing it!
We spoke of Neuralink in a previous program, which is a brain-computer interface, invented by Elon Musk, that can be implanted in your brain. It takes the delay of a person typing out a message because you can just think about what you want to say or what you want to search on the internet, and the chip will do it for you! This works along with 5G technology, which Elon is also working on making available to the whole world by planning to release thousands of satellites through his company Starlink. Read more about that HERE. All this technology is available now, which is setting up the world to be controlled by the beast economy!
Amazon, one of many companies, which provides a speaker system called Alexa, where you can ask it almost anything, and it will do it for you. From playing a movie to ordering your food! This speaker is tied to the largest user of artificial intelligence! Amazon also has glasses available, Echo Frames, that are set up like Alexa, responding to your every need.
Jeff continues speaking about Amazon and their use of A.I. “They use it for the retail environment, they use it across their cloud competing systems, they use it in their recommendation engines for their eCommerce business, and they recognize if they don’t retrain their workforce they can’t continue their growth trajectory they are on,” Glenn says that we will come to a point where this all sounds great to have A.I. taking over things but where does that leave the employee in an average job? How does the world work in this type of environment? Jeff responds to this issue, saying that there will be two different “buckets” of people; one bucket will be full of people who are willing to retrain in a new career. “There will be jobs, there will be tons of jobs, there will be economic expansion like we have never seen before, but we have to be flexible in terms of what we are doing.”
The second bucket would be full of people that are not willing to learn a new skill. Jeff points out that there are more than one million jobs available in artificial intelligence machine learning! There are not people to take those jobs because people are not training for this specific job skill.
We are looking at Amazon as the marketplace, and they have started their own pharmacy for people to fill their prescriptions through them. They provide many different services looking to meet any and every need a person may have! Another of their services, which Jeff mentions, is their cloud computing service, AWS, Amazon Web Services, where people can store their data as they would save on a hard drive. They have a contract with America’s government because they supposedly have the most secure network available! AWS makes up more than half of Amazon’s profits, according to Jeff! “It is an empire where they basically just lease computing power and storage to any company on earth that doesn’t want to build and maintain their own data center, which is most companies. Amazon can do it far better, and for more cheaply than you can do it, yourself…they have been adopting the artificial intelligence hardware to basically be the largest provider of artificial intelligence computing power in the world.”
There was a day that kings were the kings of nations, but now the kings are in the industry! These kings are controlling the biggest economies in the world. As we see, all these things merge; it is truly a global shift to the beast economy! What do we do about this end-time economy, and how do we respond to A.I.?
Greg shares how he had a night vision on August 12, 2013, concerning data being gathered on everyone. Greg was working for a company like everyone else, and they were all in an office pod type of setting in an ample office space. There were a lot of people working there. Every person was gathering data, personal information of people. He started to realize it was not right to get this data because it was like total control of everything. In the office, no one was able to talk about what they were doing, but they each had dry erase boards. Greg wrote on his board, “and the number of his name was 666.” This was the end of the prophetic encounter. We can read about this number of the beast in Revelation,
“Then I saw a second beast, coming out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb, but it spoke like a dragon. It exercised all the authority of the first beast on its behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed. And it performed great signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to the earth in full view of the people. Because of the signs it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived the inhabitants of the earth. It ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is 666.” Revelation 13:11-18
As we read this, it all lines up together, pointing to the beast economy. The most important thing that we all need to ask ourselves if we were faced with the choice today to take the mark of the beast so that we can have access to the marketplace, would we? We must know who our God is, and if you aren’t sure how you would respond to the mark of the beast, then you need to make Jesus Christ the Lord of your life! You can do that today before it is too late and serve the God who spoke to John, author of the book of Revelation warning us of the days to come. Find out more at Meet My Father HERE and follow Jesus today!
What do you think about the mark of the beast? What are your thoughts about where artificial intelligence is taking us? We want to hear from you! Write to us at [email protected] or in the VFNKB Community HERE. Greg shared in this segment.