CHINA - Hi-Tech Toilets

Arno Froese

Authorities in China are adding facial recognition toilet paper dispensers in some public restrooms to stop visitors from stealing entire rolls of toilet paper. The high-tech dispensers work by scanning the face of visitors upon first entering the restroom. Once the person stands in front of the computer for three seconds, it’ll dispense a two-feet long sheet of paper. Visitors will have to be resourceful with the amount they get because the machine won’t give toilet paper twice to the same person for nine minutes.

China is not the only country getting smart with its restrooms. South Korea outfitted some of its restrooms with screens that show which stalls are occupied and which are available, according to a photo on Reddit.

In the U.S., the most technologically-advanced feature that public restrooms have is usually automatic flushing, water faucets, and paper towel dispensers. It’ll be interesting to see when there’s an upgrade how people will feel about it. Maybe toilets, just like microwaves, will be spying on us in a near future.

-www.vocativ.com, 27 March 2017

Arno's commentary

Keeping electronic records in restrooms is certainly a new one for the European world (West). Will it catch on? No one really knows. This report shows again that communist China is not just copying western technology and standards, but in many cases surpassing them.

This is not surprising, because Asia, having long been the neglected continent, is now beginning to make a name for itself. Particularly in Europe, the slogan “Go West, young man” is being replaced with, “Look to the East.”

All this is developing toward a more globalized world, where all nations come together equally, and all that dwell on the earth will, in the end, worship the image of the beast.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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