Millions of us have already scanned our face into facial recognition software utilized by our mobile devices to conveniently unlock them without requiring a passcode. However, there’s a hidden cost for that convenience as those scans are being used by our government to track us wherever we go.
A new study by The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace shows an alarming growth rate in governments using facial recognition software for surveillance purposes. Although China’s use of AI technology receives a lot of news coverage, the report identified governments of at least 75 nations are currently using it and 64 nations are actively using facial recognition software for surveillance purposes. At least 52 countries are using AI technologies for smart policing. Governments are also using other AI technologies, including deepfake videos, which can produce videos of any of us, saying and doing things we never said or did.
The Carnegie report confirmed that China is the world’s largest provider of AI surveillance systems. Perhaps the reason why investors prefer China is the same reason why China is a favorite staging ground for controversial genetic research, such as development of human-animal hybrids. China is a safe haven for these kinds of projects because it allows investors to avoid legal constraints that exist in western nations.
Another key finding of the Carnegie report is that Chinese surveillance products are often bundled with financing packages when sold to smaller, less affluent nations, which otherwise might not have access to this technology, including Kenya, Laos, Mongolia, Uganda, and Uzbekistan. Providing financing packages accomplishes two goals at once, spreading the technology by removing the cost barrier while also binding those governments as servants of the Chinese as the borrower always becomes the servant of the lender. (Proverbs 22:7)
However, China is not alone in this venture. The United States is also a major provider of AI surveillance technology. The Carnegie report found 32 nations are buying from U.S. firms, including IBM (11 countries), Palantir (9 countries), and Cisco (6 countries).
Surprisingly, the highest concentration of nations using AI surveillance systems was not in closed autocratic nations, like China, Russia, and Saudi Arabia, as might be expected. The concentration in those kinds of nations was only 37%, compared to 51% in advanced democracies where freedom supposedly reigns.
I believe the findings of the Carnegie study are another sign of the times showing how fast our world is changing, largely due to advances in technology. Ancient Bible prophecies are being fulfilled before our eyes as these new AI surveillance systems are likely to be key components used by the coming global government to enslave the whole world, as described in this passage:
16 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,
17 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.
18 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. (Revelation 13:16-18 NKJV)
Author: James Bailey
James Bailey is a blogger, business owner, husband and father of two grown children. In 1982, he surrendered his life to the Lord Jesus Christ. In 2012, he founded Z3news.com to broadcast the message of salvation by reporting end time news before it happens.