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Monday, February 24, 2014

Despite Skepticism, Many People May Embrace Radical Transhumanist Technology in the Future

Prophecy Sign:  The increase in knowledge


We are on the threshold of a brand new world in which we can genetically modify our children to be anything we want, and where we can merge humanity with machine to become Transhuman, or Humanity 2.0.  Soon those that refuse to enter into this new paradigm will simply be eliminated, (the mark of the Beast and the martyrdom of those that refuse the mark).  Knowledge is increasing at levels beyond the comprehension of most people.  Today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality.

"But you, Daniel, close up these words and seal the book until the time of the end. Many will dash about, and knowledge will increase."  Daniel 12:4 NET

Despite Skepticism, Many People May Embrace Radical Transhumanist Technology in the Future
As long as they're earthbound, most people shrug off the idea of being anything other than a biological human. Some people are even repulsed or angered by the concept of scientifically tampering with the human body and brain too much. However, the time is coming when radical technology will allow us to expand and significantly improve the abilities of our minds and the forms of our bodies. A transhumanist age is nearly upon the human race -- an age where cyborgs, sentient robots, virtual lives based in computers and dramatically altered human beings may become commonplace.
Already, there are hundreds of universities, laboratories and companies around the world where transhumanist projects are underway. A transhumanist is a person who aims to move beyond the human being via science and technology. 
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/zoltan-istvan/despite-skepticism-many-p_b_4800932.html

Some futurists aren’t worried about global warming or overpopulation
Despite this, a growing number of futurists, many who are transhumanists — people who aim to move beyond the human being using science and technology — aren’t worried. While New York City, Boston and Miami may be partially underwater by 2100, many futurists don’t plan to be around in the flesh by then. And if they are, they’ll have the technology to walk on water. In fact, many futurists believe that before the end of this century, they will become cyborgs, sentient robots, virtual avatars living inside computers, or space travellers journeying on starships in far-off solar systems. This sounds like science fiction to the general public. However, imagine if you had told someone in 1914 that in 2014 much of the world’s population would have access to making video conference calls on handheld wireless devices to people on the other side of the planet. 
http://www.perthnow.com.au/technology/some-futurists-arent-worried-about-global-warming-or-overpopulation/story-fnjww4qc-1226831221065

FDA Asked to Approve Creation of Genetically Modified Children
In a public meeting scheduled for February 25-26, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will consider approval of experiments to produce children by the in vitro fertilization of an egg containing DNA derived from both the intended mother and another woman. Although such large-scale genetic engineering has never before been attempted in humans, the procedure -- to create "three-parent babies" -- is paradoxically being touted by its developers as a relatively trivial tweaking of the reproductive process to enable women with compromised eggs to become genetic mothers of unaffected children. These claims of high impact health benefits from a low-risk procedure cannot be squared with scientific reality.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stuart-a-newman/fda-asked-to-approve-crea_b_4809876.html

Robots will be smarter than us all by 2029, warns AI expert Ray Kurzweil
By 2029, computers will be able to understand our language, learn from experience and outsmart even the most intelligent humans, according to Google’s director of engineering Ray Kurzweil.

2 comments:

  1. Ironically christians who believe in the "end times" have it partly right. Christians will disappear, but not supernaturally like in a rapture. Instead they will disappear through natural attrition, as the religion declines and dies out. The people in the following "Jesus who?" era won't notice this religion's absence.

    Think about this another way: Christianity has entered its own late BC-like era. An AD-like era will follow based on non-christian world views. People in the "Jesus who?" age will have a relationship to christianity like our relationship to the pagan religions and mythologies christianity replaced centuries ago.

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  2. Interesting comment. We don't agree. Many have tried and all have failed to wipe out Christianity over the centuries. It still thrives in areas of the world where it is most persecuted, and that won't changed. Christianity has existed for nearly 2,000 years and will continue to press on for another 2,000 years if need be. (Although we suspect God will put a quick end to man's dreams of becoming Humanity 2.0).

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