The Business Wire wrote:Digimarc Adds Barcode Reading
to Digimarc Discover™ Mobile Platform
Single mobile application now detects digital watermarks,
QR codes, barcodes, and identifies music.
The Digimarc Discover mobile application allows consumers to automatically access online content and services
from printed materials and music through simple selection of “look” or “listen” options within the application.
The “look” mode utilizes the smartphone's camera to automatically detect the presence of digital watermarks,
QR codes, and now barcodes...
"The addition of barcode recognition to the Digimarc Discover Platform further demonstrates
our vision to advance the ability of mobile computing devices to see, hear and comprehend
the world in which they operate...” finance.yahoo.com/news
Sounds like the automatic mark ...of the beast detectors
mounted on lightposts and so on, from a fictional prophecy book.