Speculations on the Relationship Between Apple and the Antichrist
The basic iPhones of the early 2000s had nothing more than a camera, some apps for utilities and games, and a basic number passcode to protect the user. The technology of old iPhones almost seems primitive compared to the features of iPhones today. The facial and touch recognition software, the high-quality camera, Siri, and the ability to watch 1080p video are just a few of the many reasons why Apple devices have landed in the pockets of almost every American. The development of Apple is only going to get more technologically advanced and more integrated into everyone’s lives, leaving some worried about the company’s potential.
The invention of the Apple Watch shows how Apple already wants to develop a system to attach their technology to the user’s body, supposedly for ease of access. How long will it be until Apple develops a technology to be implanted into the skin, and how long will it take for the device to be installed into the majority of people? The people who already use the iPhone (and any smartphone, for that matter) carelessly dump all their personal information into the device with the notion that a well-respected corporation wouldn’t betray their trust and use it against them. However, when Apple gets to a place where they implant a device in everyone’s skin, they’ll be in a seat of power where the abuse of personal information will go unpunished.
With the introduction of facial and fingerprint recognition technology in iPhones, many people are now giving away more information about themselves than ever. In decades past, people wouldn’t dream of trusting a corporation with information as vital as fingerprints or facial recognition (people didn’t even trust banks as much), but now all caution is thrown to the wind. Not only does Apple know every detail of your life through social media, search history, and iMessage, but now they have everyone’s fingerprints and face.
Some Biblical theorists suggest that Apple is the antichrist (1). The mark of the beast (2) will be imposed on humanity and a false prophet will force the worship of the antichrist and brand those who worship, signifying the imminent apocalypse. It’s theorized that the Apple logo is a representation of the apple of knowledge bitten by Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden, the force that separated man and God. This makes sense because the Mark of the beast, the number 666, is said to represent the devil, and the devil (symbolized by a serpent) persuaded Eve to take a bite out of the apple of forbidden knowledge. Being in the information age, humanity has become so enveloped in technology and the access to seemingly boundless information resulting from it, that it becomes a staple of life for some. Could the bite out of the apple logo symbolize the new garden of Eden, where humanity unknowingly gets cast out by devoting their lives to the constant flow of information and media provided by technology? Could Apple be the prophet mentioned in revelations that’ll force the worship of the antichrist by making technology more and more advanced and easier for people to lose their identity in? Could the mark of the beast that’s branded upon all its worshippers be the technology that Apple could eventually implant into the skin of every user, knowing that the Apple logo will most definitely be imprinted onto those devices?
There’s honestly no telling the eventual impact Apple might have on our society. What’s really important is the fact that Apple is only going to grow from here, constantly getting more powerful and technologically advanced. Though it may sound cynical, everyone should be wary of Apple’s intentions especially regarding the highly sensitive information they’ve gathered on every user. Not everything is as black and white as it seems.
- Antichrist- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antichrist
- Mark of the beast- https://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionary/mark-of-the-beast/