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 animageto the beast,which had the wound by a sword, and did live. (15) And he had power to give life unto theimage of the beast, that the image of the beastshould both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beastshould be killed.
If you are a first time reader, I suggest that you readSingularity and The Image of the Beastabout man merging with machines andGenetic Armageddonabout 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.
Looking over these articles, what you’ll notice immediately is how eager both science and the media are to tout new tech advances as the possible cure for all ills, as the gateway to a new, better world with greater equality, and as a bolster for all of the social engineering programs which have been forced on us in the last few decades. But one has to read the stories together, not just in this post, but overall, to get the real picture of what’s occurring and how far down the road we actually are.
A prime instance involves two articles in this post, one concerning the development of a technique whereby skin cells can be made into eggs or sperm. While that is amazing by itself, when it is viewed in terms of the LGBT agenda that has become the new loyalty test for everything from jobs to political office to faith, it is frightening. One of the main arguments against gay marriage has been that the primary reason for marriage is the perpetuation of the species. No matter how you have looked at it, biology has demanded two parents of the opposite sex even to create a child in the first place – until now, that is.
But along comes high-tech genetic manipulation to tell us that the rule for all of man’s history has been flawed. that it is possible for two men or two women to create a child, and thanks to both advanced science and our new ‘enlightened’ social understanding, that the original design has ‘conclusively’ been proved defective. So now, we have the collaboration of two distinct fields attempting to rewrite the rules for human civilization. And these new ‘engineers’ have such certainty of their own wisdom (although it flies in the face of thousands of years’ worth of philosophy, religion, social and legal codes, and yes, natural biology) that none of the participants have even paused to ask whether this is arrogance in the extreme, or whether they may be creating a catastrophe by opening doors that always have been closed for a reason.
But that’s just the beginning. There also are articles here on gene drives; while these may not seem relevant to the average person, the implications of drive technology in the area we’re examining are staggering. (For a definition of these, see the comments with the article below on “‘Gene Drives’ and CRISPR…”) This is just the beginning of a discussion that goes to the essence of what the image of the beast really means, and how pervasive the changes it envisions will be. Keep reading as we tie all of these threads together to give you a comprehensive picture of the world we’re rapidly stepping into. You won’t like it, but you need to see it descending on you, especially since it’s coming faster than you can imagine. The changes they’re working on are tantamount to playing God, but then, they aren’t playing. They’re for real.
The first artificial womb
Transhumanism Puts Parents’ Wants Over Baby’s WelfareArticles within this post discuss the ability of scientists to create useable eggs and sperm from skin cells. All of the gene editing/creation technology has moral as well as scientific implications, but this particular discovery raises unique issues, as this editorial demonstrates.
“This means, among other things, that two men could become biological parents of a child–with one becoming the mother by having his cell turned into an egg. Then, after IVF created the embryo, the baby would be gestated in an artificial uterus.
Some seem to think this is a good thing…Zoltan Istvan predicted…that “it is very possible that the natural birth begins to disappear in the next 25 to 50 years because of advances in technology.” A male mother and a male father, with baby gestated in a machine? On Twitter, I asked the Transhumanist Party’s presidential candidate (true!) Istvan why he thought this would be a good thing. He replied: because more choice is generally better, especially if it eliminates some medical danger.
But mothers are not just gestating machines who supply a warm place to develop and proper nutrients.Babies benefit from the time spent in the womb in ways that would seem impossible to duplicate in a machine.
Artificial wombs would certainly have an important place in medicine, for example, saving the life of a child when her mother was incapable of carrying to term. But they should not become hatcheries (to use the Brave New World term) to gratify lifestyle wants of parents. And that’s the thing about transhumanism: It is so solipsistic.”
‘Embroid’ at the start of the process depicting birth of human germ cells
“Scientists have created primordial germ cells…using human embryonic stem cells. Although this had already been done using rodent stem cells, this is the first time this has been achieved efficiently using human stem cells.
Cells in the inner cell mass are ‘reset’ to become stem cells — cells that have the potential to develop into any type of cell within the body. A small number of these cells become primordial germ cells (PGCs) — these have the potential to become germ cells (sperm and egg), which in later life will pass on the offspring’s genetic information to its own offspring.
The group showed that PGCs could also be made from reprogrammed adult cells, such as skin cells…[it] also has potential implications for understanding the process of ‘epigenetic’ inheritance. Scientists have known for some time that our environment — for example, our diet or smoking habits — can affect our genes through a process known as methylation whereby molecules attach themselves to our DNA, acting like dimmer switches to increase or decrease the activity of genes. These methylation patterns can be passed down to the offspring.
[D]uring the PGC specification stage, a programme is initiated to erase these methylation patterns, acting as a ‘reset’ switch. However, traces of these patterns might be inherited — it is not yet clear why this might occur. “Germ cells are ‘immortal’ in the sense that they provide an enduring link between all generations, carrying genetic information from one generation to the next….”
Is this the ‘revolution’ in ecosystem management that we want?
“Gene Drives” and CRISPR Could Revolutionize Ecosystem ManagementThis article from Scientific American begins the discussion of a revolutionary new technique for gene editing called the “CRISPR” system, whereby a drive gene can be inserted along with another genetic component which changes or repairs the original DNA structure of the organism. By inserting this drive gene, the changes can be passed generationally. Because of the profound implications, we will be covering this much more fully in the near future. But as an introduction, here’s the scientific media’s ebullient take on this new discovery.
“We aim to introduce the technology – well in advance of any concrete implementation – in order to start a public conversation on how we might collectively explore ways to responsibly develop and use it for the betterment of humanity and the environment. Genome engineering technologies have revolutionized genetics, biotechnology, and medical research. We may soon be able to alter not just domesticated species, but entire wild populations and ecosystems. Why, when and how might we use these novel methods to reshape our environment?
The story begins with a new technology that has made the precise editing of genes in many different organisms much easier than ever before. The so-called “CRISPR” system naturally protects bacteria from viruses by storing fragments of viral DNA sequence and cutting any sequences that exactly match the fragment. By changing the fragments and delivering the altered system into other organisms, we can cut any given gene. If we also supply a DNA sequence that the cell can use to repair the damage, it will incorporate this new DNA, precisely editing the genome. When performed in the cells that give rise to eggs or sperm, these changes will be inherited by future generations.
Since CRISPR can be directed to cut essentially any gene at a precisely determined location and works in every organism we’ve tested, CRISPR gene drives may allow us to spread nearly any type of genome alteration through many sexually reproducing populations…Because CRISPR itself is so precise, we can envision a number of safeguards. Alterations can be reversed by releasing a new drive with an updated version of the change. It’s effectively a slow-motion “undo” button for genome alterations and could work on any type of change.”
“Genome editing technology has been shown to be effective at engineering stem cells for potential treatments and to study diseases and test drugs. Technologies like CRISPR and TALEN can trim, disrupt, replace or add to gene sequences on an organism’s DNA and have been in use in labs for some time. But in a first, the Johns Hopkins team used the techniques to modify and tailor human-induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs).
Human iPSCs are adult cells reprogrammed to act like embryonic stem cells and develop into any specified cell type. The genome editing method uses an enzyme that pins together DNA with a piece of small RNA that guides the tool to where researchers want to introduce changes in the genome. While CRISPR has been known to generate genomic changes far more efficiently than other gene editing techniques, there have been fears of it leading to unintended changes on off-target genes.
Gene drives that select some genes and even include some man-made ones, driving particular traits to spread through a species, could present environmental and security challenges warned experts last year. Any gene variant given an artificial boost could eliminate other versions of the genes whose evolutionary importance scientists have no idea of. One gene is often responsible for more than one trait. Researchers argue that unlike genetic modification where genes from other species are inserted into a genome, the editing technique much like natural mutation, allows plant scientists to engineer food crops without using foreign genes.”
“Transformative technology is still in its infancy but great things are expected in human health and industrial and agbio markets.
From the discovery in the late 1980s by researchers at Osaka University of strange repeat DNA sequences sitting beside a gene in a common bacterium, to the frenzied deals and financings over CRISPR technology today, gene editing has taken firm hold in the worlds of basic and applied life science. In fact, the variety of gene-editing technologies goes way beyond CRISPR, and its commercial applications go beyond human therapeutics to encompass agriculture, both plants and animals, and a broad array of high-margin industrial products. In short, gene editing holds the promise of transforming the way R&D is conducted and products developed across major sectors of the global life science economy.
Gene editing broadly refers to a suite of methods that use site-specific endonucleases to first target a double-stranded break in the genome and then to repair that gene by disrupting it or by rewriting its sequence. Over the course of the past few decades, the technology has progressed… Each specific iteration of the technology has been easier to design and has brought gains in speed and ease-of-use.”
“Imagine someday in the distant future, years after the “sixth extinction” went from theory to undeniable reality. Our ecosystems are failing, our biodiversity is dropping like flies (at least the ones that still exist). We’re past the point of traditional conservation, instead relying new synthesized biological organisms designed by scientists in order to save our planet. These organisms—bioremediating slugs that monitor our soil, porcupine-like creatures that distribute seeds, biofilm-coated tree leaves that trap pollution and viruses—are the result of political negotiations, patent filings and corporate decision-making.
In this future, humans are synthesizing nature for the sake of saving nature. Taken at face value, the idea is alluring, hopeful even. But this solution is less benign than you might think, says Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg. “Imagining that technology can solve our problems is a kind of techno-utopian view,” she says. “I think it’s much more complex than that.”
Ginsberg, a designer and artist, presented the above scenario in Designing For the Sixth Extinction, an ongoing speculative design project…Ginsberg’s latest attempt to ignite a conversation around ethics in the growing field of synthetic biology. Through the project, she’s trying to answer the question: Should we be using synthetic biology to design our way out of man-made problems?”
While not everything related to developing technology may seem harmful or evil on its face, DNA manipulation and engineering ultimately will result in the image of the beast, and research such as this will be used to bolster the argument that any ‘progress’ is beneficial to us all – it is the positive beginning to what becomes a slippery slope. But ultimately it can’t be considered as a good, because it won’t stop here.
What isn’t mentioned in that frequently-used argument about the benefits of some new development, is that there are moral lines which never should be crossed. This new technique seems like something to rejoice over since it will permit “surgery” without anesthetic or incisions; a shot now will accomplish the same thing without the pain, risk or recovery time. But it appears that programmable, synthetic DNA will be the main tool used to transform man from a being created “in God’s image” and thus, this does not bode well for our remaining time on this planet.
So hold off on the celebration. We’ll explore this topic much more deeply in future posts so that you’ll understand why this is another instance of a technological “good” that is fundamentally deceptive and evil at its root.
“Professor Ido Bachelet announced the beginning of the human treatment with nanomedicine. He indicates DNA nanobots can currently identify cells in humans with 12 different types of cancer tumors.
A human patient with late stage leukemia will be given DNA nanobot treatment. Without the DNA nanobot treatment the patient would be expected to die in the summer of 2015. Based upon animal trials they expect to remove the cancer within one month.
Within 1 or 2 years they hope to have spinal cord repair working in animals and then shortly thereafter in humans. This is working in tissue cultures.
One Trillion 50 nanometer nanobots in a syringe will be injected into people to perform cellular surgery. The DNA nanobots have been tuned to not cause an immune response. They have been adjusted for different kinds of medical procedures. Procedures can be quick or ones that last many days.”
DNA Pacman or Clam
Ingenious molecular mechanisms in the age of transformable DNA Scientists are finding many uses for DNA. At present, the focus is on using a DNA Pacman fpr drug delivery – mainly because big pharma has the money to fund research and design. But soon the challenge will shift to ” gaining some external control over the fine scale shape or mechanical activity within various organs,” a prospect which has both positive and negative implications, like every other advance in this area.
“DNA has emerged as the premier material for nanoscale construction. Its applications now extend beyond simple information storage, sensing, or even molecular computing, to being programmable vehicles for drug delivery and cell control. Among the pioneers of this relatively new field of structural DNA nanotechnology is a group of researchers from Ohio State who have managed to engineer some pretty fancy DNA motors. One device they built is a four-bar biological Bennett linkage — basically a Pacman-like molecular chomper that can be programmed to release cargo, or potentially eat it, on demand.
In the warm, jostling interior of the cell, DNA is constantly changing shape. To put these fluctuations to work, the trick is not only to get the biggest change from the smallest trigger possible, but to do it with the greatest reliability and repeatability. In the eye, for example, a single photon causes pigment molecules in the retina to bend nearly ninety degrees at their midsection — not bad for a mid-level boson! That kind of first level amplification goes a long way towards reliable vision.
Now that several major CAD vendors are offering wares specifically for nano- and bio- technology, designing a DNA Pacman that fits inside a cell is something anyone with the right design tools can take a stab at.”
“The introduction and widespread adoption of fun new gadgets, games, and services in the last 15 years has provided billions of dollars of revenues and profits to the technology companies innovative (and lucky) enough to grab your attention. So if I asked what you think will fuel the growth of today’s technology giants in the next 15 years, what would your answer be? You might say familiar or trendy terms… [a]nd while those are likely partially correct answers, there’s a tremendous amount of growth to be had from a rather unlikely source.
It might be difficult to believe that companies that have traditionally relied on silicon chips, mobile apps, and lines of software code could profit from something as seemingly disconnected as making biological engineering as predictable as traditional engineering fields, but a closer look into research and development spending hints that it may not be that far-fetched after all.
Computer-aided design, or CAD, software has revolutionized how our world is built. But the seamless efficiency and accuracy won’t be relegated to digital movies, buildings, engine parts, and airplanes for long. Autodesk is investing in bioCAD tools for synthetic biology applications through Project Cyborg…Autodesk Chief Technology Officer Jeff Kowalski considers design tools for synthetic biology a more lucrative opportunity than even 3D printing. That’s big talk, especially considering that the company plans to invest $100 million into 3D printing start-ups over the next several years, but he might be right.”
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.