Prophecy Sign: Increase in knowledgeWhat will the future 'Image of the Beast' be? We know it has to be global in nature and sentient, (self aware). Might that be an Artificial Intelligent super brain not unlike that which is featured in such science fiction movies as "I Robot" - (the super brain V.I.K.I.), "Terminator", (Skynet), or The Matrix? Hollywood has been telling us for quite some time what is to come in the future.
With the exponential expansion of knowledge, especially in the fields of genetics, artificial intelligence, robotics and computer technology, we are closer than ever to developing a global 'image of the Beast', which will have control over the world.
The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. Revelation 13:15 NIV
Anyone who has ever watched a sci-fi film and wished they could upload information to their brain in seconds could be in luck. Scientists have developed a way of amplifying learning in a way that almost mimics the methods used in The Matrix. In the film, Neo - played by Keanu Reeves - has a range of kung-fu skills 'uploaded' directly into his brain in just a few seconds. Experts working at the HRL Information and System Sciences Laboratory in California, have been able to do the same thing, albeit on a lesser scale.
Pentagon Research Could Make ‘Brain Modem’ a Reality
The Pentagon is attempting what was, until recently, an impossible technological feat—developing a high-bandwidth neural interface that would allow people to beam data from their minds to external devices and back. That’s right—a brain modem. One that could allow a soldier to, for example, control a drone with his mind. This seemingly unlikely piece of technology has just gotten a lot less unlikely. On Feb. 8, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)—the U.S. military’s fringe-science wing—announced the first successful tests, on animal subjects, of a tiny sensor that travels through blood vessels, lodges in the brain and records neural activity.
Is Singularity Near?
OpenAI, a nonprofit artificial intelligence research company, announced itself to the world on December 11, 2015. With $1 billion in funding from high-profile investors, such as Elon Musk, Reid Hoffman and Peter Thiel, the company put forward an ambitious research agenda to keep artificial intelligence beneficial to humanity. Both the research agenda and the objective of the company are based on the premise that machines, in the future, can reach beyond human-level intelligence and potentially turn against humankind.
China throws down the gauntlet in gene-editing race with U.S.
U.S. companies racing to develop a promising gene editing technology are up against a formidable competitor — the Chinese government. China has long set its heart on building an expertise in genomics and its government is pouring funds into a new and sometimes controversial tool called Crispr, encouraging its researchers to advance the technology. Chinese scientists say they were among the first in using Crispr to make wheat resistant to a common fungal disease, dogs more muscular and pigs leaner.
Eight questions to ask before human genetic engineering goes mainstream.