Smarter Mice, Because They’re Implanted with Human Brain Cells
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.
Revelation 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
The lead story in this post is about mice being made smarter by having human cells implanted into their brains. The article concludes with the statement that, “the human cells are simply improving the efficiency of the mouse’s own neural networks. It’s still a mouse.” But is that really true?
There’s a specific name for human-animal mixes, and those creatures are called, chimera. Although often they’re defined as mythological creatures, they are becoming just as real today as they were in the age before Noah’s flood. Their creation is one of the reasons God poured judgment upon the earth and destroyed everything, according to ancient texts.
Simply stating that it remains a mouse doesn’t make it a natural mouse. Why the deceptive description? There still is some aversion in the public to such unnatural creatures. Until that is gone, it probably seems wiser not to excite any unnecessary outcry about what they’re doing to animals and eventually to men, in the name of science.
If you look at the remaining articles in this post, one common factor you’ll find is the speed with which they’re trying to map every circuit in the brain, and also to discover the mechanisms behind every part of the body so all of these systems can be replicated. One goal is to remake all of creation and direct human ‘evolution’. Another common factor is how hard they’re trying to convince the public that all of this is a wonderful thing.
There are troubling aspects to this ‘progress’ though. In the mouse article, they mention that while the merger of mouse and man did great things for the mice, it was even more spectacular once they ceased using adult cells and switched to fetal cells. That has implications far beyond even the creation of chimeras, and they relate to the use of cells from ‘donated’ fetuses. That most likely means they’re using aborted babies for the source, but it’s just slipped in as a minor detail.
The other thing that is problematic is how swiftly they have become arrogant about all of this scientific ‘progress’. One of the videos below even finds the speaker comparing their work of creation to the work of the gods. This mindset is directly heading to the creation of the Image of the Beast. Because for the most part, the scientists involved don’t believe in the Bible as God’s Word, it won’t help to remind them of what happened to the second King Herod. It’s recorded in the following verse:
Acts 12: 21-23:And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them. And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man. And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.
That same Bible has warned for 2,000 years that this day was coming and what we could expect. The judgment will be just as final and probably nearly as swift. It’s time to turn to God and honor Him as holy, as just, as righteous and as Creator.
Mice implanted with human brain cells become smarter A type of glial cells called astrocytes, found in the human central nervous system, were thought to be nothing but ‘housekeeping’ cells until researchers implanted them in mice, creating ‘mouse human hybrids’. That led to the discovery that they are very important for cognitive function.
“These are star-shaped cells found in the spinal cord and brain — and the most abundant cells found in the brain… They’re busy little guys; and, in humans, they’re larger, more abundant, more diverse and more complex than in other species.
For the study, the team implanted baby mice with mature astrocytes. These cells took over, to the point where almost all the glial cells in the mouse’s brain were human in origin — and they had a measurable effect. Firstly, brain signals spread farther and more quickly than what’s normally seen in mice — closer to human brain activity. Secondly, long-term potentiation (LTP) — how long neurons are affected by electrical stimulation, important for learning and memory — occurred more rapidly and was sustained longer, suggesting improved learning capability.
Mature cells, however, have limitations. So for a new study, the team implanted into baby mice astrocyte progenitor cells extracted from donated human foetuses. These cells, unlike the mature astrocytes, divide and multiply — completely taking over the host brain, limited only by its physical dimensions. Each mouse received 300,000 human cells; within a year, that number had grown to 12 million.
“This does not provide the animals with additional capabilities that could in any way be ascribed or perceived as specifically human,” he says. “Rather, the human cells are simply improving the efficiency of the mouse’s own neural networks. It’s still a mouse.”
“When it comes to getting out of a tricky situation, we humans have an evolutionary edge over other primates. Scientists have found mounting brain evidence that helps explain how humans have excelled at ‘relational reasoning,’ a cognitive skill in which we discern patterns and relationships to make sense of seemingly unrelated information.”
IBM Develops a New Chip That Functions Like a Brain Look at how sophisticated and small the chips have become! It is just a matter of time before the chip is ready for the Mark of the Beast.
“Inspired by the architecture of the brain, scientists have developed a new kind of computer chip that uses no more power than a hearing aid and may eventually excel at calculations that stump today’s supercomputers.
The chip, or processor, is named TrueNorth and was developed by researchers at IBM and detailed in an article published on Thursday in the journal Science. It tries to mimic the way brains recognize patterns, relying on densely interconnected webs of transistors similar to the brain’s neural networks.
The processor may thus be able to recognize that a woman in a video is picking up a purse, or control a robot that is reaching into a pocket and pulling out a quarter. Humans are able to recognize these acts without conscious thought, yet today’s computers and robots struggle to interpret them.
The chip contains 5.4 billion transistors, yet draws just 70 milliwatts of power. By contrast, modern Intel processors in today’s personal computers and data centers may have 1.4 billion transistors and consume far more power — 35 to 140 watts.
The TrueNorth has one million “neurons,” about as complex as the brain of a bee.”
“Researchers…have managed to switch consciousness on and off in an epileptic woman by stimulating a single region of the brain with electrical impulses. While this is a single case study, it provides an exciting insight into the neural mechanisms behind consciousness, a subject of great interest that is poorly understood despite decades of research. The study has been published in Epilepsy & Behavior.”
“Cyborg technology is bringing us real-life electronic skin, prosthetics and ultra-flexible circuits. Now taking this human-machine concept to an unprecedented level, pioneering scientists are working on the seamless marriage between electronics and brain signaling with the potential to transform our understanding of how the brain works — and how to treat its most devastating diseases.”
With Mindware Upgrades and Cognitive Prosthetics, Humans Are Already Technological Animals Reading this short article, what will jump out at you is how hard they’re selling the transition from human to post-human. The Bible tells us these things will occur, but watching them come about and seeing how fully those who are unaware of prophecy are buying into the program is troubling, to say the least. As you read and watch the video just below, do it with that idea in mind and see what emerges in your own spirit about the easy way they’re combining the technological with the human, and with that transition, how quick they are to define themselves as gods.
“In recent years, the surprising idea that we’ll one day merge with our technology has warily made its way into the mainstream. Often it’s couched in a combination of snark and fear. Why in the world would we want to do that? It’s so inhuman.
That the idea is distasteful isn’t shocking. The imagination rapidly conjures images of Star Trek’s Borg, a nightmarish future when humans and machines melt into a monstrosity of flesh and wires, forever and irrevocably leaving “nature” behind.
But let’s not fool ourselves with such dark fantasies. Humans are already technological animals; tight integration with our inventions is in our nature; and further increasing that integration won’t take place in some distant future—it’s happening now.
In the Matrix, the experience is involuntary, a tool of control and oppression. In our world, it’s voluntary, and mostly about freedom, expansion, and expression. As Jason Silva recently noted, our devices augment our brains, like cognitive prosthetics.
And this deepening union of brains and devices—Silva’s feedback loops and mindware upgrades—is just the latest round. Man has been “merging” with technology since the beginning. It’s more or less our modus operandi. We exude technology. We live in it. It lives in us.”
“Scientists have for the first time used regenerative medicine to fully restore a degenerated organ in a living animal, a discovery that could pave the way for future human therapies. The team… rebuilt the thymus of very old mice by reactivating a natural mechanism that gets shut down with age.
“By targeting a single protein, we have been able to almost completely reverse age-related shrinking of the thymus.
The thymus, located in front of the heart, is the first organ to deteriorate as we age. This shrinking is one of the main reasons our immune system becomes less effective and we lose the ability to fight off new infections, such as flu, as we get older.
“One of the key goals in regenerative medicine is harnessing the body’s own repair mechanisms and manipulating these in a controlled way to treat disease.
[T]he technique could eventually be adapted to work in people, but it would need to be “very tightly controlled” to ensure the immune system did not then go into overdrive and attack the body.”
Britain will be considered a ‘rogue state’ if it creates GM people, MP warns Sir Edward Leigh, a former Conservative minister warned that Britain could be “considered a ‘rogue state'” if pending legislation is passed which would make it the first nation to legalize mitochondrial replacement therapy. The aim of the procedure is to prevent children with incurable diseases from being born. The MP argued that it could lead to the creation of humans whose “sole purpose” would be the “harvesting of useful parts”.
“We’ve only in the past 100 years come to terms with the debilitating, restrictive and oppressive results of centuries of racism that was buttressed by pseudo-scientific notions since proved entirely false. “How much more of a problem will we be confronted with when humanity is divided between the modified and the unmodified?”… Under the technique, parents at high risk of having children with severe disabilities such as muscular dystrophy will be offered donor DNA from a “second mother” to fix genetic defects. Mitochondria act as the ‘power packs’ of cells and Professor Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer, has likened the process to “changing a faulty battery in a car”.
The Department of Health claims that the new technique does not amount to genetic modification. Sir Edward insisted supporters of mitochondrial transfer were asking for the UK to disagree with opinions from every other country in the world.
[T]his is not about a cure. This would neither heal or no cure a single human being who is currently suffering from these diseases.
“There is no way that this can be considered ethical whether in terms of purely rational deductive natural law, nor by the system of Christian ethics by which in this country we have traditionally relied.”
Army Of Moonwalkers May Soon Be Ready As Michael Jackson Reportedly Cloned Himself Before Death While this may seem more like a reported Elvis sighting than news, it’s posted here as an example of where science has been heading. And actually, the concept isn’t so far fetched that this story couldn’t be true; it may be as accurate as it claims, especially since it’s in a mainstream publication. We’ll increasingly see more stories of this type, as information about what really is occurring in science labs and among the elite becomes more mainstream.
“During the last years of his life, the pop icon wanted a replica of himself and had tried everything to achieve the same. ”Michael wanted this [to] happen, and spent time and money trying to achieve his goal”, said the author. All these information (sp) were disclosed to the author by the celebrity fashion designer Andre Van Pier, who was considered a close colleague and friend of the late singer and his sister.
It was Van Pier who first introduced the concept of cloning and futuristic experiments to the pop star. Jackson then reportedly got really interested and enthusiastic about the concept, especially after the successful cloning of Dolly, the sheep.
Jackson desperately wanted a clone of himself to be made in order for someone to carry on with his music and legacy even after his death.
Luckman has recently finished his book ‘The Battle of Michael Jackson’s Soul’, which featured a detailed narration of the pop star’s obsession about cloning himself for the future. The author believed quite strongly that in honouring the wishes of the dead star, work could possibly be in progress for replicating another Michael Jackson.”
“An interactive robot called ‘Norris’ has been on show at the Flux Innovation Lounge in London.
Norris is robothespian: in his chest is a built-in camera for recording video, while tracking capability enables him to observe human movements before mimicking thanks to air pistons that enable him to move his arms and fingers.
He can be programed to say certain things, do imitations (including an impressive Gollum), interact with an audience and even sing songs. “This robot can be pre-programmed to deliver a play, a movie, a whole script and to be able to then articulate with that gestures and characteristics.”
Robots could be used by businesses to engage with customers more by increasing the level of interaction. Interaction brings greater recall and retention rates, and more chance of a commercial message being delivered. “That’s the key thing with this, we’re trying to interact, we’re trying to excite – basically the more fun you have the more you remember” Sasoon said.
With a price tag well into six figures, Norris is out of most people’s price range, but Sasoon believes in the future robots will be affordable.”
“A research team at the University of Tokyo has unveiled one of the fastest two-legged robots in the world that can reach speeds up to 4.2 kilometers per hour (2.6 mph).
While many robots are controlled using what is known as “zero moment point” dynamics to balance itself, the new robot uses a combination of a high speed camera and a stabilizing motor so that it can lean forward without tipping over, enabling it to run in a dynamic form… The robot can even perform a somersault.
The leg length of the Actively Coordinated High-speed Image-processing Running Experiment System, or Achires, is about 14 centimeters long and it can take approximately six steps in a second. While it can only run for about 10 seconds now, the team is working on extending that time.”
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.