In 2020, the world suddenly moved closer to a global surveillance system under the auspices of public “health and safety”. The Chinese coronavirus fears stemming from a global pandemic has provided all the excuse that leaders needed to increase societal controls and implement high tech solutions to monitor entire populations. Even in countries with relative freedom, leaders at the local, state, or national levels are instituting mandates on travel, work, business, and personal attire. Nonessential businesses have been ordered closed. In many countries, travel for nonessential purposes has been declared illegal. People are ordered to wear face masks when in public or within six feet of another person. In many countries, citizens are now surveilled 24/7 wherever they go.
Recently, Apple and Google created apps that can facilitate coronavirus contact tracing through the use of smartphone GPS positioning. An example of this type of algorithm is the social distancing demonstration from the Active Vision Laboratory at the Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford (see video). This surveillance software was discussed in an article by MIT Technology Review, and it said that the system can be easily integrated into public video surveillance cameras. Social distancing apps can be used as monitoring tools that alert government officials, users, or managers when someone comes too close to another individual.
India has distributed millions of copies of a similar app to its citizens, and they are now mandating its use to all 1.3 billion people (article link). Those that choose not to use the app could be fined, lose their job, or even be criminally prosecuted and go to jail. Some cities are threatening arrest warrants against people that don’t download the app and use it on their phones. Also, unlike similar Apple and Google apps, India’s app doesn’t respect the privacy of the user. Through the app, the Indian government can access a person’s phone to obtain any other information it wants. This is the ultimate tool in the surveillance of populations because it provides a direct link to every communication a person makes. Tracking people everywhere, listening to everything a person says, monitoring every economic transaction that occurs, this is what total surveillance looks like. All in the name of health and safety.
South Korea credits its successful response to the coronavirus pandemic to the use of several advanced surveillance technologies. They mapped their citizens’ smartphone GPS signals to their individual electronic transaction information (buying and selling) and combined these data points with the corresponding public surveillance camera footage. So thorough was this data mining effort that the government could post detailed information on everywhere a person went and who they came into contact with before and after being tested positive for the virus.
The Chinese coronavirus fears instilled in people because of the pandemic, whether real or created through constant coverage in the mainstream media, has allowed even democratic governments to move closer to totalitarian systems wherein privacy becomes a thing of the past. The globalists will use this fear as an advantage to bring about their vision of a one-world government having greater control over people than has ever been possible before. Now that this ability has been created and used, do you think it will ever go away?
The Bible predicts that a global government will arise in the Last Days and that this empire will control every person who does not know the truth in Christ. This system is now rising before our eyes in direct fulfillment of prophecy (see New World Order and The Antichrist). Because of this and other prophecies of the End Times, there can be no doubt—the coming of Christ is drawing near!