Prophetic Intelligence Briefings
India Launches Universal ID System with Biometrics · February 17, 2012
India has launched an ambitious program to fit its 600 million residents with a 16-digit Unique Identification Number (UID) over the next two years. Each number will eventually be linked to fingerprints (all ten digits), iris scans (both eyes), and a picture of the face.
India has already started processing its people. The goal is to ID half of India’s population in just a few years. While citizens are not required to get a UID just yet, many social services and at least some bank accounts will soon require the identification number. India has much corruption in its social services and government benefits programs. The new ID is touted as a means of fighting corruption, saving the government U.S. $4 billion per year, and helping the poor access these services.
Each person registered will have an estimated 5 megabytes of data. The data center that will hold the information will have 4 Terabytes of data coming into it every day during peak enrollment periods. This will be about the biggest non-commercial data center in the world.
“The biometric identity number will be entered every time someone accesses services from government departments, driver’s license offices and hospitals, as well as insurance, credit card, telecom and banking companies.”
The UID, once established is going to become the preferred method of identification in India. It would not be surprising if the UID is eventually used as a form of payment when linked to a person’s bank account.
But the potential for government abuse is great with such a system. Already the government plans to use the information for surveillance purposes including the monitoring of bank transactions, cellphone purchases, and the movements of individuals and groups suspected of fomenting terrorism, etc.
“Information about people will be shared with intelligence agencies, banks and companies, and we will have no idea how our information is interpreted and used,” said Usha Ramanathan, a lawyer who has written and lobbied against the project.
While the new system in India is not mandatory, this is only the beginning. Every all-encompassing surveillance program begins in stealth and expands gradually. Little by little, they become more controlling and oppressive.
The UID system will support a cashless society. People with a UID will be able to pay for things with a fingerprint scan. A UID can also be easily used as a means of preventing buying and selling in a cashless society. India is only the first nation with intentions to openly sweep its entire population into biometric IDs and its corresponding database net. Could this Indian scheme be brought into western countries?
“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.” Revelation 13:17
While the mark of the beast has nothing to do with biometric databases, and everything to do with worship, a biometric ID would make it much easier to impose these prophetic sanctions on those who do not participate in the coming global religion.