The Image of the Beast
Revelation 13:14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. (15) And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
If you are a first time reader, I suggest that you read Singularity and The Image of the Beast about man merging with machines and Genetic Armageddon about man’s DNA being altered. Together they show scientists are on the verge of creating a transhuman: a beast that is part human and part something else. Creating a transhuman is right on top of us!
I believe that tampering with the integrity of man is a KEY sign of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. God will put a stop to this at His return. It appears from Revelation 13:15 that man will succeed in creating a transhuman, which the Bible calls “The Image of the Beast.” What I am posting is NOT science fiction.
From charting the advancement toward a transhuman being, it is possible to get an idea how close man is to God’s judgment. God must stop the creation of transhumans because these creatures are not created in His image and likeness; therefore, they cannot be redeemed through the gospel of Jesus Christ.
What I do in this blog is keep the reader on the cutting edge of technology advancements that are directly leading to the Image of the Beast. These advancements are reported under headings that include: Computer Brain, Digitized Mind, Robotic Body, Cyborg, Genetic Armageddon, Chimera, and Advanced Technology.
This blog is the complement to the “666 Surveillance System” which focuses on technological innovations leading to the rise of a government so repressive and controlling that it’s called a “Beast” state.
Revelation 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
Robots appear to be our future, whether we like it or not. The clip above is from a new film, “Robot and Frank” which explores some of the possible problems which can arise from being so intimately involved with them, though it does so in a very humorous fashion. Robots are beginning to learn in the same way as humans, to mimic emotional states, and in every way they’re becoming as human as we can make them.
But not all of the uses for which they’re being developed are as funny. Both Russia and China are developing autonomous robotic weapons, meaning they can function without human controls, and this has the Pentagon very worried. Then there’s Elon Musk’s new project, designed to make certain that AI (artificially intelligent) robots can’t turn on us and destroy us. In the same way the Pentagon is nervous about autonomous robotic armies, Musk has concerns about the large robotic army that Google is amassing, and he wonders why it would be necessary. The answer to that ultimately, is spiritual. We believe that this will be a large component of what ultimately becomes “the Image of the Beast.” That’s why it’s proceeding at such an accelerated rate, and why more people are coming to understand the evil inherent in these projects.
If you read or watch nothing else from this post, be sure to view the video embedded below, several times if necessary, in order to process all of the information given in it. “The Alberino Analysis – Super-Soldiers: The New Arms Race” will give you a good understanding of what we’ve been trying to convey over the last year, in terms of the latest technology and where it’s all heading. Robots aren’t the only means the Pentagon is using to create these super-soldiers. They’re also using genetic modification of ordinary men to create killing “monsters” with super-human capabilities.
Could we be on the verge of actually creating “The Terminator?” Yes, absolutely. What seemed like incredible science fiction in the early 1980’s when the first of that film series was released, now is almost upon us. That’s part of what has military leaders and certain scientific elite like Musk so concerned. AI has been developed, robots are being weaponized, and as with everything military, once the race begins, there’s no choice but to jump full speed into staying ahead of the pack in terms of development, for defense purposes if nothing else. Escalation will occur; it must, and that’s a frightening prospect. Skynet, the defense system which was the basis for the “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” film, is becoming our reality.
Yet the real problem isn’t the technology, in one sense. The problem is that as we try to make them more human and teach them to think on their own, what we’re imparting to them is our own sinful nature. “Robot and Frank” is a testament to that, and although it makes us laugh, it isn’t that far from what really will happen. Not because machines necessarily are evil, but because without God, the heart of man always will find a way to corrupt whatever comes his way.
Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
Robotic Body/ Digitized Mind/ Cyborgs
Could Russian killer robots look like this?
The Pentagon is Nervous about Russian and Chinese Killer Robots
“Deputy defense secretary: Russia is preparing for all-robot fighting units. The Pentagon is rushing to keep up with Russian and Chinese efforts to develop highly autonomous robots — in Russia’s case, ones capable of independently carrying out military operations, deputy defense secretary Robert Work told a Center for New American Security national security forum today.
Work quoted the Defense Science Board’s summer study on autonomy and AI, which said that the human race stands at “an inflection point” in the development of artificial intelligence. Different nations, he noted, are reacting in very different ways.
“We know that China is already investing heavily in robotics and autonomy and the Russian Chief of General Staff [Valery Vasilevich] Gerasimov recently said that the Russian military is preparing to fight on a roboticized battlefield and he said, and I quote, ‘In the near future, it is possible that a complete roboticized unit will be created capable of independently conducting military operations.’”
Autonomous Weaponized Robots As Certain As Tomorrow’s Sunrise This ties together with the previous article.
“The scary part here is the ‘autonomous’ factor. A robot, drone or swarm with instructions to neutralize a specific target or threat can act without further human intervention or knowledge to accomplish its mission. Of course, benevolent technology could benefit and protect humans, but the real problem are whose who would misuse the technology to control and manipulate humans. In fact, this kind of technology is perfectly suited for social engineering (aka Technocracy) because it is driven by efficiency and AI technology.
Robots have been keeping police officers safe for years by disposing of bombs and assisting in hostage situations, but a rapid increase in technology could trigger a robot revolution over the next decade.
Robots are already being weaponized: In 2014, a South African company started selling drones that could shoot 80 pepper balls per second, and police in North Dakota have been cleared to use a type of drone that is armed with tear gas and Tasers. Police use of Tasers—they’re designed to be nonlethal but can trigger cardiac arrest—killed 540 Americans from 2001 to 2013, according to Amnesty International. Right now, this technology requires an operator to remotely control the robots and the weapons.
But autonomous weaponized robots are already being used by the Israeli military to patrol that nation’s borders, and a Texas company has created a drone to hover over private property and, without human instruction, fire a Taser dart to keep a potential intruder under shock until the authorities arrive. Imagine a convergence in technology that also gives these robots facial-recognition capability. Given the right circumstances, such as a terrorist threat, these robots could be rolled out in large numbers to protect citizens.”
The Alberino Analysis – Super-Soldiers: The New Arms Race This is an important video. If you watch nothing else from this post, make certain that you view this because it ties together everything we’ve been discussing in this blog for the last year – super soldier technology, cyborgs, transhumanism, robotics, the dark ops programs of DARPA, mind control, genome engineering, and ultimately, the Image of the Beast.
Robot ‘mum’ builds and improves babies that evolve on their own Notice how they not only seek to make the robots seem more human, but also seek to dehumanize people by saying that now both are ‘evolving’ in similar ways. This is just one more way to transform humanity from beings created after the image of God into something which can be used by the Beast system.
Google has been slowly amassing robotics companies, and nobody really knows why
Elon Musk is worried that Google’s robot army could accidentally turn evil Musk’s comparison of AI to “summoning a demon” isn’t that far off, spiritually speaking. We know that demonic spirits seek bodies to inhabit because they’re merely spiritual forms. What could be more perfect than a body that looks and responds as a human, yet has no indwelling spirit of its own to oppose such demonic habitation? Isn’t this or a cyborg creation the perfect vehicle for the spirit behind the Image of the Beast?
“Google has been buying up robotics companies, including Boston Dynamics, a firm that makes terrifying, running robot dogs. It isn’t clear what the companies ultimate aim for the robots is.
But whatever they’re for, the robots are likely to run on Google-developed artificial intelligence. Musk has spoken publicly of his fears about AI, and the fact that its development should be closely monitored for fear of being dangerous. He has said that AI is our biggest existential threat and has compared it to “summoning a demon”.
OpenAI: Elon Musk and other tech giants pledge $1 billion to stop humanity being taken over by evil robots
“Elon Musk and a set of other tech giants have launched a $1 billion fund to try and make robots that won’t kill humanity.
Mr Musk has repeatedly warned about the dangers of artificial intelligence, calling them the biggest threat to humanity. A range of other famous scientists and technologists have warned about the same, including Stephen Hawking.
The newly-launched company is called OpenAI and will make use of huge sets of data to build artificially intelligent robots that don’t end up killing humans.
OpenAI’s goal is “to advance digital intelligence in the way that is most likely to benefit humanity as a whole, unconstrained by a need to generate financial return,” according to its website.
The new company hopes that it can work against too many big companies like Google or Facebook — both of which have huge artificial intelligence operations — getting too much power from “super-intelligence systems”. Governments may also use the power of AI to oppress the citizens, the backers of OpenAI have warned.”
Baby babble and machine trouble
Designing Robots That Learn as Effortlessly as Babies This is a huge step in crating the Image of the Beast. The Image will look and act human in every way.
“A wide-eyed, rosy-cheeked, babbling human baby hardly looks like the ultimate learning machine. But under the hood, an 18-month-old can outlearn any state-of-the-art artificial intelligence algorithm. Their secret sauce? They watch; they imitate; and they extrapolate.
Artificial intelligence researchers have begun to take notice. This week, two separate teams dipped their toes into cognitive psychology and developed new algorithms that teach machines to learn like babies. One instructs computers to imitate; the other, to extrapolate.
When challenged to write letters in a foreign alphabet after given only a few examples — a “one-shot” learning task — the new approach outperformed leading AI algorithms by far.
“Humans are the most imitative creature on the planet and young kids seamlessly intertwine imitation and innovation,” said Dr. Andrew Meltzoff, a psychology professor at the University of Washington who directed one of the studies. Why not design robots that learn as effortlessly as a child, he asked.”
Scientists Develop Algorithm That Can Teach Machines To Learn Like Humans Yet another development showing how the Image will be human-like!
Revelation 13:14 … that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. (15) And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
“Artificial Intelligence researchers at the New York University, University of Toronto in Canada and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology reported Thursday that they’ve developed an algorithm that captures the human-level learning abilities allowing machines to surpass humans for a narrow set of vision-related tasks.
The New York Times reported Thursday that the scientific article published in the journal Science is “noteworthy” because machine-vision technology is becoming more common, from video games to roads courtesy of self-driving cars, e.g. Google self-driving car that can detect pedestrians.
Brenden Lake, lead author of the research, explains in a press release that by “reverse engineering” how humans think about the problem — they can develop a better algorithm. Lake, a Moore-Sloan Data Science Fellow at New York University, also added that their research could also help develop other methods to narrow the gap for other machine learning tasks.
When humans are exposed to new abstract ideas, like for instance a new letter in an unfamiliar alphabet, they often need only a few examples to understand its form and recognize new instances. Meanwhile, machines typically need to be given hundreds to thousands of examples before they can perform with similar accuracy.”
Revelation 14:9-11 … 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.