Note: This information is out of date and will be updated when my time permits.
I no longer hold a Futurist theological perspective regarding a lot of Bible prophecy. In other words, rather than being in our future, I believe that many of the prophecies which have been labeled by some Christians as Endtime Prophecy, is in fact already fulfilled prophecy which pertains to the past.
As Bill Kochman explains in such articles as Mondex And The Mark Of The Beast
, 666: The Patience Of The Saints
, Precursors To The 666 And The Mark Of The Beast
and similar articles, based upon the evidence that is contained in the Scriptures, as well as current trends in modern technology and the banking system, he believes that the Mark of the Beast may quite possibly be an international computerized identification and credit system, which will be based upon a biochip, or microchip implant. This chip will be the next step after debit cards and smart cards. Short of killing a person, this will be the most secure, yet also the most damning, form of credit system to date. Receiving the Mark of the Beast will signify one's alliance to Satan. Consider these verses:
"And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 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. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six."
Revelation 13:16-18, KJV
"And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name."
Revelation 14:9-11, KJV
Please also consider reading 666 : More Proof Of The Coming System
and 666 : VeriChip, Somark And Microsoft Unmasked
. You will be enlightened!