Humanity's Exponential Advance
This site has long warned of the implications of the development of molecular manufacturing and how such a development fits into the context of bible prophecy.
As we get closer to the day when Christ returns, we can also observe a noticeable exponential increase in the development of advanced human technologies.
This should come as no surprise. Jesus warned his disciples in the Olivet Discourse that the time just prior to His Coming would be marked by tribulation:
"For there will be greater anguish than at any time since the world began. And it will never be so great again." Matthew 24:21 (NLT)
Reading through the headlines of our day, it's easy to imagine such a time...
From the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies:
"Take this with at least a grain of salt, probably more, and recognize that you're reading an English translation from Spanish of news items taken from Russian media and translated from Russian into Spanish. Still, after all those caveats, and remembering the penchant of Russian leaders for hyperbole, this report has an ominous ring to it: The Russian Military Complex (RMC) successfully applies nanotechnology in the production of weapons and war materials, informed the government vice president, Serguei Ivanov. Ivanov added that this field of science can radically change the character of war and added that the works of RMC will be completely financed. [More...]
"Nicola Armaroli and co-workers from CNR-ISOF, Bologna, Italy, and Davide Bonifazi and colleagues from the Università di Trieste, Italy, and the University of Namur, Belgium, have shown that conjugated molecules bearing complementary hydrogen bonding sites can self-organise into complex nanostructures, which resemble natural micellar systems. [More...]
As nature illustrates, molecular manufacturing already exists. But this technological breakthrough brings humanity a step closer to the software control of matter, a step closer to the day when humans can harness the power of self-assembling molecules to construct objects and machines that most people believe are outside the realm of possibility.
From Fox News:
"Scientists have come a bit closer to achieving the 'Star Trek' feat of teleportation. No one is galaxy-hopping, or even beaming people around, but for the first time, information has been teleported between two separate atoms across a distance of a meter - about a yard. This is a significant milestone in a field known as quantum information processing, said Christopher Monroe of the Joint Quantum Institute at the University of Maryland, who led the effort. [More...]
And yet another step is taken toward harnessing the power of nature. When humans can capture the power of atomic communication, quantum computers of unimaginable speed and processing power become possible. Such computers would dwarf today's supercomputers by several orders of magnitude, placing previously impossible acts within reach. One such possibility is a powerful computer network capable of identifying, tracking, and securing every financial transaction on earth.
A Fantastic Voyage Brought to Life
"Ever since the 1966 Hollywood movie, doctors have imagined a real-life Fantastic Voyage - a medical vehicle shrunk small enough to 'submarine' in and fix faulty cells in the body. Thanks to new research by Tel Aviv University scientists, that reality may be only three years away. [More...]
Our bodies already self-repair when we experience a cut of the skin or a broken bone. Why not speed up the process by manipulating our bodies on the molecular level? Such precision will lead to plunging mortality rates and dramatically improved health for the human race.
Unfortunately, human arrogance and disdain for God are likely to increase in parallel with these advancements.
Where Is All This Leading?
To understand just where this is all leading, we only need open our bible to the Book of Genesis, where we find the story of the Tower of Babel:
"At one time the whole world spoke a single language and used the same words. As the people migrated eastward, they found a plain in the land of Babylonia and settled there. They began to talk about construction projects. 'Come,' they said, 'let's make great piles of burnt brick and collect natural asphalt to use as mortar. Let's build a great city with a tower that reaches to the skies - a monument to our greatness! This will bring us together and keep us from scattering all over the world.' But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. 'Look!' he said. 'If they can accomplish this when they have just begun to take advantage of their common language and political unity, just think of what they will do later. Nothing will be impossible for them! Come, let's go down and give them different languages. Then they won't be able to understand each other.' In that way, the Lord scattered them all over the earth; and that ended the building of the city. That is why the city was called Babel, because it was there that the Lord confused the people by giving them many languages, thus scattering them across the earth." Genesis 11:1-9 (NLT)
In this story, God scatters the human race and confuses them with different languages. His reason for doing so is to avoid the inevitable disaster wrought by global government and a common language. Why are these things a concern? Because if they continue unabated, in due time, "nothing will be impossible" for the human race. This is more than a flippant comment by God. It's a prophecy of things to come.
It's a prophecy of something so bad, God put a stop to it the moment He first saw it. God knew that, left to pursue its technological development, the human race would one day challenge Him. After all, what was the motive for building the Tower of Babel in the first place?
"Let's build a great city with a tower that reaches to the skies - a monument to our greatness!" Genesis 11:4 (NLT)
The human race set out to build a monument to its own greatness, exalting mankind above God and extending its tower far into heaven with the sole intent of usurping God's glory and authority. This innate human desire did not end with the Tower of Babel. It continues to this day, and soon it will result in one final attempt to usurp the authority of God.
With human technology advancing at an exponential pace, that day will come sooner than most people think.
Britt Gillette is the founder of End Times Bible Prophecy and the author of Coming To Jesus and Signs Of The Second Coming. Receive his book 7 Signs of the End Times for FREE when you sign up for his monthly newsletter.
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