ANYONE SEEN THE ANYBOT?
Imagine walking into your local coffee shop to get your morning coffee when you notice a peculiar machine enter the store. It’s a robot which is an avatar of someone sitting in an office somewhere far away. You watch the robot as he orders a scone, pays, leaves a nice tip, and then rolls out the door. Well that’s exactly what happened in Mountain View California some three months ago.
Introducing the Anybot. The Anybot moves on two wheels, has a long stem for a body and a head at the top where interaction occurs. This mobile avatar robot has its gliches and problems, and it is still uncertain if the technology will take off in the business world where it is promoted, but it’s clear that the release of products like this is another step in the march towards a transhumanistic society.
The public has been immersed in the indoctrination of this technological movement for some time now. It’s amazing to think that just 15 years ago, people had pagers instead of cell phones, wrote letters instead of emails, and actually had to walk down to the coffee shop to buy a scone. The various ingredients are beginning to settle into their place to perform their given role in the ushering in of a One World Government and technology is certainly one of them. We see how social media has laid the ground works for a panoptic society. The outright occult symbolism in entertainment. The care-free narcissistic nature of our social philosophy and the propaganda spoon fed to the masses through the use of media. All of these things have become more easily accessible to the public through technology. And in this time of tremendous change, we find ourselves entrenched in an age of history deeply characterized by deceit. Introduce new forms of technological and biological enhancement to promote a quickening of natural evolution and what do we get? The extinction of man, and the birth of the post-human; transhumanism.
TRANSHUMANISM AND THE ANTI-CHRIST
The picture here is of a superhero called Metalder. This was a television show from the late 1980′s in Japan where a man who was almost killed in an automobile accident became a crime fighter, half man, half robot. Sounds like a familiar plot line doesn’t it? I watched VHS tapes of this show sent to me from my relatives in Japan back when I was a child which might explain my odd fascination and passion with this topic. I’ve listened to and read lots of Tom Horn of Raiders News Network and author of the book Apollyon Rising 2012 and Forbidden Gates, regarding this issue, who I believe is the front runner speaking out to expose the dangers of this movement. He has a lot to say on transhumanism and is a great source for extensive information and research. It seems the Christian community is extremely uninformed of what is quietly unfolding in the world of science in labs around the world. Thus, I feel called to make my second film for youtube on this topic and how it ties into the New World Order agenda to provide another medium where people can be informed and ultimately saved. I also believe that there are deep spiritual implications to what the transhumanists want in the goal of singularity, which is the creation of super-intelligence which would combine the best attributes of man, and the speed to process information of the machine, resulting in a complete blur in what it means to be human. We’ve seen the movies with artificial intelligence and the hypothetical moral dilemmas that may arise from these scenarios. But is it possible to consider that these advancements in genetics, bio-chemistry, nanotechnology, and more will usher in the Anti-Christ himself?
I’m going to get really speculative here and just present some food for thought. I am not a bible scholar, or a theologian but I do have a passionate desire to learn and grow in my faith from the Word of God and a personal relationship with Jesus. So that being said, let me dive into this ultra speculation of which I am sure I will make some terrible assumptions and generalizations that will have theological contradictions all over the place. Just a warning and again, these are just ideas, not truths or new doctrine since we can never really know the exact details for the fulfillment of prophecy until it happens.
“Then I saw another beast, coming out of the earth. He had two horns like a lamb, but he spoke like a dragon. He exercised all the authority of the first beast on his behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed. And he performed great and miraculous signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to earth in full view of men. Because of the signs he was given power to do on behalf of the first beast, he deceived the inhabitants of the earth. He ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. He was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that it could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name.” -REVELATION 13:11-17
In verse 14, it is mentioned that the second beast “ordered them to set up and image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword yet lived.” Now I believe that the beast who was wounded by the sword yet lived is a counterfeit ressurection scenario. But is it simply going to be supernatural in the same way God resurrected Jesus? Or, because it’s counterfeit, could it be possible that this beast who dies, lives no longer in flesh but is “brought back to life” in the main frame of a computer hard drive? The reason why I propose this thought is because of one of the goals for transhumanists is the advent of uploading our consciousness into a computer. People like Ray Kurzweil have promoted the idea and many like minded folks firmly believe that this is where we are headed; a breakdown of that it means to be human, until we are no longer biological beings but a free flowing consciousness existing in the aether of the main frame information network. This is synonymous with another idea stemming from the singularity movement to charge the particles of all creation so that it becomes “self aware,” in other words, wi-fi across the universe. Getting back to the beast, lets say that humanity achieves this great transition between biological life form as we see today to a life form encased in the computer network with the event of the “resurrection” of the beast. Well this naturally calls for creating an avatar for the beast to be able to interact with the world at a physical level. Thus, “He ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived.” Revelations 13:14 NIV. Then subsequently in the next verse, “He was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that it could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed.” Revelation 13:15 NIV. I may be crazy, but I can totally see how this entity living in the aether of the internet who is a conscious spiritual being could use this machine or avatar to cause great destruction around the world, physically killing and enslaving those who didn’t bow to him. And to go even further, the next two verses state, “He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name.” Revelations 13:16,17 NIV. Again, as a conscious being living in the internet, he would have the capability to usher in a new form of commerce to any and all who are linked up to the internet by means of a global, digital version of social security numbers or personal identification. Now my projection is that using the internet in a world where singularity is accomplished would not be sitting in front of your PC for a couple hours a day to read the news. In fact, as some predict the smart phone to be the device that the majority of the nation will be on the internet through within the next couple of years, it is also fact that within the next decade, our cell phones will be used to buy, sell trade etc. The technology is already here, but as we move along, these new integrated systems of technology will become more and more advocated, promoted, and encouraged just as we see iPhone and iPads being promoted today. This movement is well funded by us, with particular focus being on the military industrial complex to create super soldiers and other advanced weaponry. In the same way fire arms revolutionized the methods to which land was conquored, so will be the transhuman army be used to carry out the agenda of the enemy.
Now I understand these are wild thoughts. Perhaps I should go ahead and make a science fiction story out of it. I totally would if it hadn’t been done in one way or another several times already. The point is, Christians, and even non-believers alike, must begin to ask some serious questions about transhumanism, and where it’s all heading. Along with physical problems that may arise, there are certainly spiritual issues, but even more, ethical and moral issues that will require a new system of law to be practiced. I believe it’s very important and we would be foolish not to discuss these things. It’s all there in plain sight. This new technological revolution may be the groundworks for all of these prophecies written about the end days to manifest.
THE CORPORATE WORLD
My beloved wife just attended a conference for her job. She is the manager of service desk in the IT(Information Technology) department of a major corporation here in southern California. This conference had cutting edge companies and people in the realm of information technology, communication, and strategy on the corporate platform. As my wife sat through the first keynote speaker, the mentality of the people at this conference became clear. This is where my wife told me about the Anybot. This gentlemen who is the CEO of a major IT organization said things like, “You ARE the data!” and ”I’ll be the first in line to get chipped.” These quotes and the overall worldview of this guy is interesting for a couple reasons. One, the corporate IT field is basically testing grounds for any new forms of technology or communication tools in the corporate environment, hence inventions like the Anybot. This will undoubtedly lead to the quickening of the integration between man and machine by means of practical application. Second, the attitude that “we are the data” and the comment about getting chipped is a reflection of the philosophy for these corporate environments. Driven ultimately by money, the men and women in this field of work are willing to get chipped in order to sustain their job, keep up with the technology, and the belief that the world is somehow going to be a better place because he or she can now exchange thoughts and ideas using their highly integrated bio-technical brain rather than the slow and limited old way of typing emails.
I know I was kind of all over the place with this post, but my hope is that we can start discussions, fellowship, and ultimately reconnect and strengthen our relationship with Jesus Christ. I mentioned earlier that I am working on a film for youtube on this topic and so if you have any feedback or input, please feel free to contact me. I believe not enough people, especially Christians are talking about this issue and I also believe it is a great topic to witness Christ and evangelize to the world since the phenomenon is very real and tangible. And as a final note, I just want to say that if you’re still reading this, I thank you for putting up with the sporadic and probably a very un-scholastic look at those verses in Revelation.
“When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” -LUKE 21:28