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.
Star Trek’s Data: Will the Image of the Beast be such a creation? It appears likely.
The articles in this post may cover various topics, but they all relate to one another in a clear way: they’re all steps toward the creation of the Image of the Beast, that “creature” found in Revelation 13, which lives and speaks and represents the great Beast who soon will take power over this world. While many seek to convince the world that life simply is progressing as it always has, and that those who see disaster before us are no better than Chicken Little, events are coalescing which are leading us to the technological breaking point – the point of no return.
Soon we’ll see the capability to produce a robotic or non-human entity which in most respects seems human, but it will have the brain of someone truly evil downloaded into it, and a “spirit” filled by the demonic. Elton Musk was right about where we’re heading. (See our last post: “Awesome Development Image of the Beast: AI Computer Lashes Out at Programmer Over Installing Human Morals” for more information. From a spiritual viewpoint, that’s one of the things very wrong about where all of the genetic tampering and transference is heading. God appointed each creature to reproduce after its own kind, so that when conception occurs, the body of a puppy receives a canine spirit; each kitten conceived receives a feline spirit and each baby, a human spirit.
But these chimeras and mutated beings, these human “creations” are not what God intended, and not how he designed creation to operate. He was very specific about reproduction of all the species for a reason. What “spirit” fills these beings? None that we would expect from a normal animal or from a person. There’s a void there where the spirit should be, waiting to be filled with anything looking for an empty vessel. That’s part of what makes what’s occurring so bad, and why God destroyed all of creation through the flood of Noah, the last time this tampering occurred.
But those without an understanding of God and his Word merely scoff because to most of them, the spiritual either doesn’t exist, or is a new age conception with ascended masters waiting to guide our “evolution.” Apart from the general wickedness that’s increasing daily, and the lack of knowledge of Him, this fast-moving technology is taking us swiftly down the road to destruction when man will cease to exist in God’s image, just as the Bible prophecies. Most people don’t recognize or care about that though, because it’s all they know. They believe the world always has been this way and will continue as it has for generations to come. Those who don’t awaken and seek Him diligently very soon are in for an unpleasant surprise. This tampering with God’s creation will continue until the coming of Jesus Christ, when he destroys it.
2 Peter 3:3-4 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
Singularity/ Image of the Beast
Road to Immortality? Russian entrepreneur’s Avatar project aims to create robot with human brain (video)
“Reaching immortality. One of humanity’s oldest goals. Is it an effort against nature or the next potential step of human evolution? A Russian businessman, Dmitry Itskov, founder of the Russia 2045 movement, believes in the latter. He has plans to transplant people’s brains into robots hence make immortality possible. Is he totally mad or a bright talent?
The first stage, which is named Avatar A, is planning to create a robotic copy of the human body. This robotic body would then be controlled via a brain-computer interface. In the second stage,’ Avatar B (Body B), it is planned to create an Avatar into which a human´s brain can be transplanted at the end of the person´s life, and is aimed to be completed by 2025.
The third stage Avatar C, involves creating an Avatar with an artificial brain. Once created a human consciousness or personality will be transferred at the end of a person´s life. The final stage, Avatar D – a hologram-like avatar, is to start in 2040….
[W]e want to create an android, and not a biological body. I think it will become available to people in just 10 years in the exactly same form.” The idea behind the work is based on U.S. scientist, Robert White´s experiments with chimps. White showed that an ape´s brain can be removed from the skull and plugged into a system that would keep it alive.”
Computer Brain/ Digitized Mind/ Cyborg/ Hive Mind
Researchers: Computers May One Day Perceive Reality Just Like Humans The University of Maryland’s Center for Automation Research (CfAR) is working on technology that applies to many different fields, but among the most intriguing are their research which relate both to the coming Image of the Beast and to the 666 Surveillance System.
“Researchers…are developing computer systems that will be able to see, hear and think like humans.
But it’s more than just seeing or hearing; by studying how the human brain processes information, the scientists are working on ways to help computers recognize faces and voices in the same way we do. One practical effect may be to help people with vision or hearing loss to regain those lost senses.
In a video released by CfAR, [below]the researchers detail how the technology can be applied to many different fields. Facial recognition technology can make it easier for surveillance cameras to identify individuals in crowds, even under less than ideal conditions.
The video notes that human beings have had millions of years to perfect our sensory perceptions, while CfAR has been at it for just 50 years.”
Google exec, humans will be hybrids by 2030
“We’ll be connecting our brains directly with the cloud, says Google futurist Ray Kurzweil. Google’s renowned predictor and vitamin pill taker, Ray Kurzweil, offered a future in which we keep our heads less in the clouds and more in the cloud.
Kurzweil, Google’s Director of Engineering, said of the year 2030, “Our thinking then will be a hybrid of biological and nonbiological thinking.” You might think this more of a takeover. For Kurzweil, however, this is simply progress. “In my view, that’s the nature of being human. We transcend our limitations,” he said.
I fear that in Kurzweil’s world, wit and happenstance willbe traded away for algorithmic prediction and protestations of certainty. When our thoughts and feelings are predicted in advance by the great algorithm in the sky, where’s our spontaneity? Where is even the sense of surprise and wonder that every day seems to bring?
Kurzweil said technology has its positive and negative side. Will the direction humanity is be the eradication of everything we know to be human? Living forever in a metallic numbness? […]”
Wires could take the hive mind to the next level
Animal brains connected up to make mind-melded computer These are the initial steps toward creating a human hive-mind, where everyone is controlled and freedom of thought is gone.
“For the first time, a team has networked the brains of multiple animals to form a living computer that can perform tasks and solve problems. If human brains could be similarly connected, it might give us superhuman problem-solving abilities, and allow us to communicate abstract thoughts and experiences. “It is really exciting…It will change the way humans cooperate.”
The work, published today, is an advance on standard brain-machine interfaces – devices that have enabled people and animals to control machines and prosthetic limbs by thought alone. These tend to work by converting the brain’s electrical activity into signals that a computer can interpret.
[Researchers] at Duke University Medical Center…wanted to extend the idea by incorporating multiple brains at once. The team connected the brains of three monkeys to a computer that controlled an animated screen image representing a robotic arm, placing electrodes into brain areas involved in movement.
Then the team made things trickier: each monkey could only control the arm in one dimension, for example. But the monkeys still managed to make the arm reach the target by working together. “They synchronise their brains and they achieve the task by creating a superbrain – a structure that is the combination of three brains,” says Nicolelis. He calls the structure a “brainet”. These monkeys were connected only to a computer, not one another, but in a second set of experiments, the team connected the brains of four rats to a computer and to each other.
“This is incredible…We are sampling different neurons from different animals and putting them together to create a superorganism.” Things could get even more interesting once we are able to connect human brains. This will probably only be possible when better non-invasive methods for monitoring and stimulating the brain have been developed. A device that allows information transfer between brains could, in theory, allow us to do away with language….”
In memcomputers the processor and memory are combined, like they are in a human brain.
New Brain-Like Computer May Solve World’s Most Complex Math Problems This is the type of technology that will be used in the brain of the Image of the Beast.
“A new computer prototype called a “memcomputer” works by mimicking the human brain, and could one day perform notoriously complex tasks like breaking codes, scientists say. These new, brain-inspired computing devices also could help neuroscientists better understand the workings of the human brain, researchers say.
In a conventional microchip, the processor, which executes computations, and the memory, which stores data , are separate components. This constant relaying of data between the processor and the memory consumes time and energy, thus limiting the performance of standard computers.
In contrast, Massimiliano Di Ventra, a theoretical physicist at the University of California, San Diego, and his colleagues are building “memcomputers,” made up of “memprocessors,” that both process and store data. This setup mimics the neurons that make up the human brain, with each neuron serving as both the processor and the memory. The building blocks of memcomputers were first theoretically predicted in the 1970s, but they were manufactured for the first time in 2008.”
Turning man into machine? Pentagon making huge biotechnological advances
“Through its Biochronicity program…part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is trying to develop technologies that will defy the effects of time on human physiology.
Another interesting program of the BTO is called the “Biological Robustness in Complex Settings (BRICS).” This program aims to “develop the fundamental understanding and component technologies needed to engineer biosystems that function reliably in changing environments.”
The relatively young office is also currently trying to combine the fields of biotechnology and neuroscience to try to minimize the effects of stress on the human body. Some groups, however, have expressed concern about the ethics of BTO’s current studies, fearing that these may lead to more conflicts in the future.
“Some of these technologies are absolutely fascinating and intriguing and hold all this promise for good, but they’re very close to being weaponised easily,” bioethicist Jonathan Moreno from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia said.”
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.