Death as a “reversible process?” A new project says, “Yes!”
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. Though we don’t yet know what form that ultimately will take, technology is certainly involved and we’ll revise the analysis as new developments appear. These advancements are reported under headings that include: Computer Brain, Digitized Mind,
Artificial 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.
The elite agenda to create a world without God is advancing rapidly, and the masses are buying into it like never before, believing they will benefit from these breakthroughs and be able to live forever as gods themselves. And when the Image of the Beast is unveiled they’ll line up in awe and wonder, ready to sign onto the full program: to take his mark and to worship him, in the hopes that they too, can live forever without having to give up their self-will and narcissism, by giving their lives to Christ.
Genesis 3:4,5 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
No, this isn’t science fiction. That seems to be a statement we make frequently, but only because so much of what’s being released in the press about new technologies seems like sci-fi. Some of the research is beyond belief – at least in terms of our everyday reality and how we understand the world.
In truth, science is at least 30 years ahead of what we’re being told in the media – hence the need for predictive programming, to get the population ready for some of these concepts before they’re actually brought into our view. See our recent 666 Surveillance System post, “New “Listening” Movie: Entering the world of surveillance and mind control” for more on that topic.
In that sense, the cartoon isn’t very far from reality. We’re flooded with new age explanations for everything around us, then calmed with platitudes that seem familiar. They’re slowly leading us away from faith in God and his Word, toward mere deceptions, while changing everything we thought we knew about the world through technology. Part of what that does is to keep everyone slightly off-balance, never sure what the latest marvel to be unveiled will be and how our lives will be affected.
But we can count on the media to tell us how wonderful it all is, and how it will make our lives better, no matter what the latest project or breakthrough is. One of the biggest deceptions that has begun already is the idea that man can live eternally, and they’re doing serious work aimed at making that happen. It’s a lie, of course, the same lie given in the garden, that with enough knowledge man can be as god. But without an understanding of the true God, people are even more susceptible to that deception today than they were then.
Judges 2:3 Wherefore I also said, I will not drive them out from before you; but they shall be as thorns in your sides, and their gods shall be a snare unto you.
In this post you’ll find articles on that quest for technological eternal life, and the uses of DNA which are outside of those originally intended. If you read with your eyes open and your heart focused on Christ, you’ll find that time is short indeed. The world is being transformed into something unrecognizable, but it won’t remain that way for long because otherwise, creation and humanity as we’ve always known it would cease to exist. These technological “marvels” carry the seeds of destruction for us all.
Mark 13:20 And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect’s sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.
Days of Noah
Dead Could Be Brought ‘Back To Life’ in Medical Trial The next three articles cover the same topic from different perspectives but because it’s so important, it warrants this kind of coverage. Where is all of this leading? At the present time, it’s clear that eternal life without God is a primary focus of those in charge.
“In recent years, the nascent field of resuscitation science has been taking a radically different approach to medicine, treating death as a process — a potentially reversible process — rather than an event.
According to a report in the U.K. publication The Telegraph, a groundbreaking new medical trial will put that theory to the test by attempting to regenerate the brains of dead people.
Frankenstein jokes aside, the trial appears to be a significant step forward for researchers in the field. According to the Telegraph report, the U.S. biotech company Bioquark has been granted permission to proceed with the project by recruiting 20 patients declared clinically dead from traumatic brain injury.
The trial will involve the use of multiple procedures and therapies in an effort to revive the brains of those being kept alive solely through life support. Stem cells will be injected directly into the brain, along with a combination of peptides. In addition, lasers and other nerve stimulation techniques will be applied to the brain stem.
The research team is hoping that the stem cells will initiate a kind of “rebooting” process in which brain cells can regenerate on their own. The process is similar to how certain kinds of reptiles and marine organisms can regenerate lost limbs.”
“A groundbreaking trial to see if it is possible to regenerate the brains of dead people, has won approval from health watchdogs…
Scientists will use a combination of therapies, which include injecting the brain with stem cells and a cocktail of peptides, as well as deploying lasers and nerve stimulation techniques which have been shown to bring patients out of comas.
The trial participants will have been certified dead and only kept alive through life support. They will be monitored for several months using brain imaging equipment to look for signs of regeneration, particularly in the upper spinal cord – the lowest region of the brain stem which controls independent breathing and heartbeat.
The team believes that the brain stem cells may be able to erase their history and re-start life again, based on their surrounding tissue – a process seen in the animal kingdom in creatures like salamanders who can regrow entire limbs.”
“This represents the first trial of its kind and another step towards the eventual reversal of death in our lifetime,” CEO of Bioquark Inc., Ira Pastor, told Sarah Knapton at The Telegraph.
The Bioquark team, which was granted permission from an Institutional Review Board at the National Institutes of Health in the US and India to begin clinical trials whenever they’re ready, says it plans to start recruiting patients for its so-called ReAnima Project immediately.
The phase 1 trial is described as a non-randomised, proof-of-concept study to determine whether they can reverse brain death using a combination of techniques, including drug administration, nerve stimulation, and laser therapy.“
“Technology companies routinely build sprawling data centers to store all the baby pictures, financial transactions, funny cat videos and email messages its users hoard.
But a new technique developed by University of Washington and Microsoft researchers could shrink the space needed to store digital data that today would fill a Walmart supercenter down to the size of a sugar cube.
The team of computer scientists and electrical engineers has detailed one of the first complete systems to encode, store and retrieve digital data using DNA molecules, which can store information millions of times more compactly than current archival technologies.”
“Seems like Redmond giants Microsoft have begun experimenting new ways for storing electronic data. Microsoft are now looking to make their way to tap into the human-based DNA model to implement the same to their data-storage as the amount of digital data has been outpacing the amount of stored data made available.
This project enables molecular-level data storage into DNA molecules by leveraging biotechnology advances in synthesizing, manipulating and sequencing DNA to develop archival storage. Microsoft and University of Washington researches have combined in a collaboration to use DNA in high-density and durable medium where it’s easy to manipulate in order to make ways for data storage.”
Robotics – Programmable Matter
DARPA’s “Programmable Matter” Project Creating Shape-Shifting Materials This article is from 2009 – 7 years ago, yet how many people have any idea this has existed for so long, or how much progress they’ve made with it in that many years? But beyond all of that, what other uses is it being put toward? The Image of the Beast. maybe?
“Programmable matter” is such a far-out concept that it’s difficult to imagine it even existing outside the movies. But, thanks to some creative work done by scientists funded by DARPA (who else?), it might actually become a reality, creating materials that can be programmed to alter themselves at the molecular level into various shapes and then disassemble to form entirely new ones.
Imagine universal tools that can morph to perform the specific job needed. Imagine vehicles and clothes that that can automatically change shape–perhaps even at the molecular level–according to terrain or climate.
Signal Magazine has a new report on the “Programmable Matter” initiative, spanning a group of projects working towards the final goal of creating substances that can morph into objects as needed.
One Harvard team has created “self-folding origami,” structures with integrated actuators and data storage that will fold themselves into different shapes. A team from MIT has even built tiny servo motors that can control the assembly of objects underwater or in space.
Other teams have approached problem by mimicking DNA or ptortein [protein]-synthesis in the creation of objects. The projects are only into their second stage of development, ending sometime next spring, but by that time they are hoping to have a working model that can assemble into a few different solids.”
Create Anything You Want With Programmable Matter Notice how, as usual, the positive and cool aspects of this are hyped, with no mention whatsoever of any downside. You also should note that with programmable matter, it will be possible to transform creation, a subject we’ve addressed repeatedly when discussing the new technologies being pursued.
Origami robot folds itself up, crawls away: Prototype made almost entirely of printable parts demonstrates crucial capabilities of reconfigurable robots Notice how this merges 3-D printing technology with programmable matter? By combining the two, almost anything could be created on the spot. Now think about the original article, from 2009, which stated that they’re also working on this using synthetic DNA, and with some imagination, you can see where we might be led.
“For years, a team of researchers at MIT and Harvard University has been working on origami robots — reconfigurable robots that would be able to fold themselves into arbitrary shapes.
In today’s issue of Science, they report their latest milestone: a robot, made almost entirely from parts produced by a laser cutter, that folds itself up and crawls away as soon as batteries are attached to it.
“The exciting thing here is that you create this device that has computation embedded in the flat, printed version,” says Daniela Rus, the Andrew and Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT and one of the Science paper’s co-authors. “And when these devices lift up from the ground into the third dimension, they do it in a thoughtful way…
[F]ive…researchers at MIT and Harvard presented a paper on bakable robots, which would self-assemble from laser-cut materials when uniformly heated. The new work is similar, but a network of electrical leads, rather than an oven or hot plate, delivers heat to the robot’s joints to initiate folding.
“That’s exciting from a geometry standpoint,” Demaine says, “because it lets us fold more things. Because we can do the sequencing, we have a lot more control. And it lets us make active folding structures. Instead of just self-assembly, you can then make it walk.”
Claytronics-Physical Dynamic Rendering Remember Gumby and Pokey or Davey and Goliath? Those were claymation characters. Today’s programmable matter is taking a cue from those old “cartoons” to create something far beyond that, as described in the video below, and elsewhere in this post. Here’s a recent video done about Intel and what’s being created, in conjunction with Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh – claytronics, also called catoms.
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.