By Thomas R. Horn
January 21, 2014
Fans of the television series Star Trek will equate such biological tinkering described in the previous entry with The Borg (“Cyborg”): the greatest villains ever introduced to television audiences. The biological and technological terrors made their debut on May 8, 1989, in the “Q, Who?” episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
“This is the Borg Collective,” they said menacingly. “Prepare to be assimilated. We will add your biological and technological distinctive to our own. You will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile.”
Viewers sat on edge as the cybernetically enhanced and immensely powerful humanoids overcame the USS Enterprise and her crew. Implanted with biometric devices connected to a sophisticated communications network known as “The Borg Collective,” the superior beings moved without conscience to assimilate the Star Trek crew and implant them with biometric devices designed to facilitate the needs of the Collective.
When the crew of the Enterprise finally escaped during the two-part cliffhanger, Trekkies around the world exhaled a Borg-like collective sigh of relief.
“I AM LOCUTUS OF BORG!”
At one point during The Next Generation series, Captain Jean-Luc Picard was captured again and assimilated by the Borg. He became known as Locutus of Borg and promised to “raise the quality of life for all species.” This would be accomplished by forced integration into the Collective.
Lately, real-time technology companies have illustrated how life in the not-too-distant future may imitate the filmmaker’s art. Applied Digital Solutions (ADS) and other tech firms have international agreements to distribute Borg-like technology in the form of miniature digital transceivers designed for human implantation. Research teams funded by the National Institutes of Health, NASA, and a barrage of privately funded laboratories are also developing smart tattoos, ingestible implants, and external neural readers that will make it possible for people to communicate through computers using their bodies as authenticators combined with the power of thought. Tests have recently illustrated this as a viable concept and, in August of 2013, University of Washington researchers even performed the first noninvasive human-to-human brain interface, in which one researcher was able to control the hand of another test subject by sending a brain signal via the Internet to the second researcher. This emergent technology could ultimately facilitate a wide array of complicated tasks assigned by the New Collective.
If this all sounds a bit Orwellian—it is. It is also reality, and many Christians believe such technology points to an Antichrist system that will ultimately assimilate ethnic groups, ideologies, religions, and economics from around the world into a New World Order “Collective.” But control of the NOW’s “assimilated” will be derived at the expense of individual human liberties. Everyone, “both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond [will be forced to] receive a mark [charagma; from Greek charax meaning to “stake down into” or “stick into,” such as injecting something under the skin] in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six” (Revelation 13:16–18).
According to experts, experiments in behavior modification have also been conducted using implanted chips and may explain the ruthless methods of assimilation that will be employed by the Borg-like followers of the Antichrist. (See Revelation 13:15; 20:4)
Be Assimilated, or Be Stereotyped and Destroyed!
One cannot read the books of Revelation and Daniel without observing the unique combination of political (Antichrist) and religious (False Prophet) personalities operating within the Antichrist’s “collective.” How will religious leaders and laypeople be convinced to follow anti-Christian anti-democracy? Enter a pattern reminiscent of Jewish persecution in postwar Germany: isolation of and discrimination against conservatives who fear the loss of individual human liberties. The need to trivialize those who appreciate individual freedoms is necessary, leading to mandatory assimilation.
In Russia, when national tax ID numbers were being introduced, Andrei Zolotov, Jr. wrote in The Moscow Times: “Some right-wing Christians fear the growing computerization of the world is opening the way for the coming of the Antichrist. The government’s new, widely publicized plan to give every citizen a tax identification number and talk of introducing social security cards with barcodes—dreaded by those who see Satan’s number, 666, in the codes—has apparently given them cause for further alarm.”
The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church addressed the government’s plans, saying, “Many Christians, who consider the name given to them in baptism holy, consider it unworthy to ask the government for some new ‘name’ in the form of a number.”
But Sergei Chapnin, editor of the Russian magazine Sobornost Orthodox (www.sobor.ru), said the religious community’s response is a sign that an “occult” mentality is penetrating the Orthodox Church. “To believe in the magic of numbers is absolutely a non-Christian attitude toward life,” Chapnin said. “If some people are afraid of it, it only says that occultism is intruding into Christian consciousness, and first of all the consciousness of neophytes who are the majority in today’s Russian Orthodox Church.”
Locutus of Borg: “We will raise the quality of life for all species.”
Work on microchip technology as a method of raising the quality of life through medical advancements is being conducted at laboratories like the Fetal Treatment Center (FTC) at UC San Francisco, where scientists have already successfully connected (NASA’s) implantable biotelemetry devices to unborn babies.
Other specialists, such as Dr. Roy Bakay of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, are installing chip-to-brain implants.
Charles Ostman, a senior fellow at the Institute for Global Futures, says, “Neuroprosthetics are…inevitable. Biochip implants may become part of a rote medical procedure. After that, interface with outside systems is a logical next step.”
Professor Kevin Warwick, the first known recipient of a biometric chip implant, speaks excitedly of microchip implantation. “Right-o, got the signal, got the implant; all I’ve got to do is run a wire from the implant to my nervous system. I’m so excited about it, I want to get on with the next step straight away. Let’s see if we can control computers directly from our nervous system.”
When asked about the Borg-like ramifications of such technology, Professor Warwick responds, “It is possible for machines to become more intelligent than humans in the reasonably near future. Machines will then become the dominant life form on Earth.”
Spoken like a good little Borg wannabe.
The Role of Transhumanism: Merging Man with the (666) Machine
Science and technology have formed an unholy alliance during recent decades, giving birth to an emerging discipline called biotechnology. It is of paramount importance that every believer knows at least the basics, so consider this your biotech primer. Yes, the topic is complicated, so let’s see if we can cut through the Gordian knot of biotechnology. Just remember, the high degree of complexity provides a gateway that few wish to open, which provides cover for an insidious agenda. Trust me; you’ll want to read this.
To begin, let’s spend a few paragraphs covering the bare bones of biological and technological histories. The etymology of the term “science” is often cited as originating with the Latin noun scientia, which means “knowledge.” You might even recognize it from the oft-quoted phrase scientia est potentia, translated as “knowledge is power.” We can find this disturbing little motto blatantly emblazoned upon the logo for the Information Awareness Office (IAO). Early Illuminist Sir Francis Bacon is said to have coined this phrase, but it is more probably the invention of Enlightenment philosopher and amateur physicist, Thomas Hobbes, who included it in the context of his book De Homine. It is perhaps not coincidental that Hobbes also wrote a treatise titled Leviathan, in which he argues in favor of absolute power of governments to decide the fates of the governed. Of course, the quest for power did not commence in the 1600s, for it was knowledge—or perhaps better said, secret knowledge—that the serpent used to tempt Adam and Eve into disobeying God in the first place.
DARPA Information Awareness Office Logo bearing “scientia est potential”
Despite this fact, it can be said that scientia also has a decidedly Christian “flavor.” The noun scientia is derived from the Latin verb scire, which means to “separate one thing from another.” Scire is related to another verb, scindere, which means “to divide.” If you are a Bible reader, you must already be making the connection, for it is a verse many of us have memorized!—2 Titus 2:15, which states, “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” The original language here uses the Greek verb orthotomeo, a compound word that combines the words orthos and tomos. Orthos is an adjective meaning “straight, not crooked.” Tomos is another adjective that means “sharp,” but it is based on the verb temno, which means “to cut or slice in a single stroke.” English speakers use these terms all the time, but we often do not make the connection. Orthodontics refers to straightening teeth. And have you or a loved one ever had a CT scan? The letters stand for Computerized Tomography, which means taking images of you in “slices” using a computer. Both Latin and Greek words paint a picture of someone who seeks to discern truth by slicing to the heart of the matter through diligent study. This is inherently what God-centered science is all about. Did you know that you are practicing “science” of a sort whenever you diligently seek God’s truth?
Scientific study and methods of observation and careful documentation are often accredited to the Greeks, but the Mesopotamian peoples of ancient Sumer (modern Iraq) demonstrated a keen understanding of Pythagoras’ Law (a2 + b2 = c2) as early as the eighteenth century BC. (See the Wikipedia article, “Plimpton 322,” covering the history and significance of the cuneiform tablet known as Plimpton 322, discovered sometime before 1922, when archaeologist Edgar J. Banks sold the 2 cm-thick tablet to New York publisher, George Arthur Plimpton.) Astronomy is often considered the most ancient science, along with mathematics. Babylonian astrologers tracked the movement of stars and observed the heavens, and the prophet Daniel trained among the Chaldean astrologers and scientists as a well-favored Hebrew captive taken by King Nebuchadnezzar during his invasion of Judah.
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Solomon, we’re told, made keen observations about nature in his quest to know more about God Almighty. China, India, Arabia—all have long histories that record movements of the stars, patterns among animals and plants, and the intricate and predictable interactions of numbers. Science has been around for a long, long time. However, the concerted study of biological processes is a relatively young field. Medicine is as old as Genesis, but even rudimentary observation of cellular organelles and structure is but a few centuries old.
Molecular science is even younger, and genetics younger still. Gregor Mendel recorded patterns of inheritance in pea plants in the mid-nineteenth century. In that same century, Charles Darwin theorized that simple organisms gave rise to more complex ones (an erroneous theory based on observation and assumption). In 1838, Schlieden and Schwann promoted their belief that all life is based on cells. By 1860, most biologists agreed, and the subdiscipline of cytology emerged. Sir Francis Galton (Darwin’s cousin) ran with his cousin’s theories about inheritance, biometrics, and social class and formed the basis for eugenics.
WE CONTINUE WITH THE PLAN TO BORG HUMANITY IN THE NEXT ENTRY.
Audience applauds as Regina E. Dugan -- former Director of DARPA and current executive at Google -- describes with excitement the coming BEAST TECH smart tattoos and ingestible biochips that are ALREADY FDA APPROVED and that people will want to receive (and then be REQUIRED to receive) by 2017. She glows about the "super powers" the PROTEUS MARK (Proteus was a Shape-Shifter in Greek Mythology) will give her and says today's generation are going to want them too. Unfortunately, she is right.
IBM ALSO CELEBRATING THE MARK OF THE BEAST IMBEDDED BUYING SYSTEM OF TOMORROW
In the next entry: : The 2017 Plan to BORG Humanity
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Over the last decade, he has authored three books, wrote dozens of published editorials, and had several feature magazine articles. In addition to past articles at NewsWithViews.com , his works have been referred to by writers of the LA Times Syndicate, MSNBC, Christianity Today, Coast to Coast, World Net Daily, White House Correspondents and dozens of newsmagazines and press agencies around the globe. Tom's latest book is "The Ahriman Gate," which fictionalizes the use of biotechnology to resurrect Biblical Nephilim.
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