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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Human to superhuman: Time to upgrade yourself

Prophecy Sign:  Increased Knowledge - Genetic Manipulation


"For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah. Matthew 24:37 NASB

Jesus warned that the last days, just prior to his return, would be like the days of Noah.  Certainly the pre-flood world was marked by a time of unparalleled evil, but there was also the little thing about the tampering with God's creation in the genetic sense.  The Watchers, or fallen Angels, taught that little trick to the denizens of earth which provoked God to anger and ultimately to clean house with a global flood of epic proportions.  The book of Jasher, (mentioned in the Bible - Joshua 10:13), gives us some detail on the goings on in the pre-flood world:

Quote from the extra biblical book of Jasher:
And their judges and rulers went to the daughters of men and took their wives by force from their husbands according to their choice, and the sons of men in those days took from the cattle of the earth, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and taught the mixture of animals of one species with the other, in order therewith to provoke the Lord; and God saw the whole earth and it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted its ways upon earth, all men and all animals. Book of Jasher 4:18

And now, thousands of years later as we approach the nearness of Christs return, we are seeing the same things happening again as mankind begins to manipulate the genetic material of not only animal species, but humankind as well.  Will God allow this to go on much further?  We think not.

Human to superhuman: Time to upgrade yourself
If you could use biotechnology to upgrade yourself, would you? Perhaps you’ve always despaired at your numerical illiteracy, or maybe you have trouble remembering things. A branch of science is looking beyond mere wearable tech toward a future of devices that you actually add to your body to make it better. From hearing aids to the blades used by Paralympic sprinters, advances in the field of human enhancement (or augmentation) have revolutionised the lives of disabled people over the last hundred years. 

American scientists are trying to genetically modify human eggs
American scientists have attempted to modify the DNA of human egg cells using a new gene-editing technique that could eliminate inherited diseases from subsequent generations of affected families, The Independent can reveal. The research was carried out on ovary cells taken from a woman with inherited ovarian cancer to investigate the possibility of eventually using gene-editing to produce IVF embryos free of the familial disease. The results are yet to be published. Editing the chromosomes of human eggs or sperm to create genetically modified IVF embryos is illegal in Britain and many other countries because of concerns about  safety and the possibility of the technique being used to create genetically enhanced “designer babies”.

Designer babies and genetically edited humans are coming far sooner than we think
Designer babies, genetically engineered to be super-smart, disease free, and physically fit, are the stuff of science fiction. But science fiction often predicts reality. The ability to edit human genes and, consequently, actually engineer a human being from birth, is something science is far closer to achieving than many may think. A fascinating new deep dive from MIT Technology Review explains just how close this technology is and why at this point, even though there are still scientific hurdles that need to be cleared, it’s almost more a question of ethics than science: what kind of genetic edits to a person are acceptable, especially before they are even born?

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