It seems that American-Christian-TV-person Pat Robertson has warned that the government is pushing technology that would force every financial transaction to be controlled “by computer,” and it could be the “Mark of the Beast” as described in Revelation.
So-called “privacy expert” Katherine Albrecht told CBN that radio frequency identification technologies — or RFID — had “biblical implications.” “There will be a time when humanity will be forced to take a mark,” she said. “And that mark will be on the right hand or the forehead. It is the number 666.” But Robertson worried that it was not just RFID that was a sign of the End Times, it was all electronic financial transactions. “We don’t want to scare people,” he insisted. “The times going to come, we’re not going to have any cash. We don’t need cash.”
An interesting side point, is that if you want to become a member of “The 700 club” (The TV show that Pat Robertson presents), then you would indeed have to make an electronic financial transaction in order to join.