Pretty strong title, huh? But my thoughts on the rapidly advancing state of technology are well-known among my readers. I view the integration of mankind with computers as not only spiritually unhealthy, but one more degradation of the bodies made in God's image. And it is all to the devil's advantage.
Those who spend more time uploading apps to their iPhone than reading Scripture will probably not be able to connect to my philosophy, but I promise you, what we're progressing towards is going to affect us all, so I hope everyone will consider what I have to say. Let me try to explain ....
A recent article in Now The End Begins outlined some pretty alarming scenarios that show just how far our society is willing to go to explore the limits of technology. Apparently, it is not enough to experience the so-called "benefits" of modern technology in our immediate environment, but we are set to transition that experience to inside our bodies. Known as "implantable tech", the industry is predicting some chilling applications.
But before I describe them to you, I want you to seriously consider the implications. I would expect unbelievers, in their self-worship, to embrace this technology as just one more step toward the advancement of mankind. But I fear that far too many Christians will line up to receive the social and medical conveniences; never realizing they may be giving control of their bodies to a Godless agenda. So, the questions become, are you willing to sacrifice your body to "the new frontier", or will you guard against defiling "the temple of God"? Here are a couple of proposed inventions; maybe when you think about them, it will become clear to you.
• Implantable smartphones - The most famous application of this tech belongs to New York artist Anthony Antonellis, whose fans love to refer to him as "their artist-cyborg." Anthony had an RFID chip planted into his left hand, which stores his unique favicon (icon associated with his website) that can be read by compatible mobile devices. Techies are referring to it as "a changeable, digital net art tattoo." I'm sure that sounds so cool to the Millennials.
But without even realizing it, Anthony made my argument for me ... he said, "The subconscious is like Fox News: It’s paranoid and makes up its own facts.” Forget the swipe at Fox News; did you get it? He admitted to changes in his subconscious and mind; and it sounded suspiciously like "possession", to me. If you're a Christian, are you willing to open yourself up (literally and figuratively) to foreign, and possibly malevolent forces?
• Cyber pills and healing chips - Patients are already being monitored by implanted chips that use smartphone apps to communicate with doctors about what's going on in your body. All you have to do is swallow it, and any medical issue can be observed and supervised.
But there is a particular project that caught my eye ... it is called Proteus, and involves "cyber-pills with microprocessors in them that can text doctors directly from inside your body." Proteus, huh? Anytime the name of a mythical Greek demi-god is used in our culture, I know there is an underlying Satanic agenda. (For more of my opinion on this subject, read this post).
Ostensibly, the name of this project came from the body-navigating vessel in the film Fantastic Voyage, which was designed to save a scientist's life. But what made the movie use that name? When you investigate just who Proteus was in mythology, and his nature and characteristics, it may become easier to understand why the British research team that developed the cyber pill, chose to name it after him.
Proteus was a unique sea-god and Greek deity. Throughout various cultures, he was known for being able to change his shape to avoid capture. Today, the word protean is used to mean "mutable" or "capable of assuming many forms." Psychologist Carl Jung gave credence to Proteus by describing him as "a personification of the unconscious, who, because of his gift of prophecy and shape-changing" had much in common with the Greek god Mercury, who among other attributes was known as "the guide of souls to the underworld."
But perhaps the most insidious and subtle application of the nature of Proteus, was its use in the wildly popular Harry Potter series, when the character, Hermione, casts a Protean charm (named after Proteus) on a form of currency, which changes the properties of the original coin.
Throughout popular culture -- from James Joyce's Ulysses to the X-men series of movies, Proteus is projected as a shape-shifting menace. And I submit the thought that using the name of Proteus for this latest technological advance in human "healing" is no coincidence. For after all, "even Satan, himself, is transformed into an angel of light." (2 Corinthians 11:14). And hasn't he, since the Garden of Eden, been devising a plan to change who we are as "children of God"? (Proof: Genesis 6:4).
• Brain computer interface - Everyone from scientists to sci-fi writers have long dreamed of being able to program man's brain... just think of Dr. Frankenstein. Today, there is no bigger proponent of this science, called Singularity, than Ray Kurzweil, who is the director of engineering at Google, a scientist, and a futurist. Frankly, he scares me, as you can see in this post, and I do not share his advocacy for Artificial Intelligence.
I join proponents of this technology in applauding the advancements it has afforded in the treatment of disabled patients, and how it has improved the lives of quadriplegics who are able to use their brainwaves to communicate through a computer. However, when a team of scientists from Brown University call themselves "BrainGate", and the leaders of a "real-world movement to link human brains directly to computers for a host of uses", then my antenna goes up. Here's why:
Now the End Begins reports that Chip maker Intel predicts practical computer-brain interfaces by 2020. Intel scientist Dean Pomerleau said in a recent article, “Eventually people may be willing to be more committed to brain implants.” That's only 6 years away, my friends! What happens to Jesus's commandment to "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul and all your mind", when godless machines are influencing, controlling, and transforming that heart and mind? Will your soul still belong to God?
I was astounded to find that there is a DVD available, titled Chemtrails: Invasion of the Smart Dust. The description of the DVD says it all: "Geoengineering technology is advancing so rapidly that chemtrails are now being dispensed with smart dust, composed of self-powered nano-sized particles or "motes" that function as sensors and mini computers. They can infiltrate your body and communicate with other motes in your body, setting up their own network - which can, unfortunately, be remotely controlled. This is another step along the transhumanist path of turning man into machine. Get informed about the reality of smart dust and how it forms a massive threat against the sovereignty of every human being alive." I'm obviously not the only one who sees the threat!
Seriously, folks; we need to face it -- this technology is already here and it's advancing faster than we realize. How long before it will be mandatory for every person to swallow a nanobot as part of their regular medical care? Do you really want to subject your body -- God's temple -- to outside manipulators? I know there are those who will think that I am allowing my fears and misgivings of technology to cloud my judgment. But I cannot deny the Spirit's promptings; I sense that the Enemy is about to take the world stage. And why would Satan change his ways? Hasn't he always worked within whatever realm obsessed or consumed man? We cannot deny that technology owns the soul of godless men these days. So where does it stand in your life? Just try to do without it for a day, and you will get your answer. Then ask yourself, how long has it been since you gazed upon the Lord and His Word? Makes you think, doesn't it?
Matthew 16:23 “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.”