Mark of the Beast
“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.” Revelation 13:17
Have you ever wondered where our current “tattoo culture” came from? Time was that tattoo’s were considered dirty and associated mostly with bikers and convicts, and not something that our society today seems to glory in. The New World Order has made sure that everywhere you look, you see news and stories that present tattoos in a favorable light. And why? To get your mind to accept the ultimate tattoo – the Mark of the Beast.
From Daily Mail UK: A new high tech tattoo may soon be your saving grace the next time you fall ill. Woven of gold and silk, this temporary skin embossing could detect things like bacterial infections and let others know you’re sick.
The tech-savvy tats come embedded with antennae that would wirelessly alert nearby computers to your malady and help you receive prompt help.
This is the brainchild of Princeton professor Michael McAlpine, who recently received a grant through his university to expedite his research and make antenna tattoos a reality. The engineering professor says he got the idea while reading about a woman who suddenly had an asthma attack at a grocery store.
‘She couldn’t breathe enough to tell first-responders what was wrong, but she had a tattoo on her arm that said she had asthma,’ McAlpine told Times of Trenton. ‘I thought, if she can have a passive tattoo that says “I have asthma,” why not have an active tattoo that can continuously track your health?’
McAlpine’s hope is that, now that he has grant funding, he will soon be testing his invention in hospitals.
He also hopes to lengthen the time the tattoo’s antenna, which can wash off with water, will stay on the body. And this isn’t the first time McAlpine has thought up novel ways to detect disease in the body.
Last year, he and his team of researchers reported they’d found a way to test’s one’s breath for evidence of disease.
By placing a super thin form of carbon called graphene along with disease sensing peptides on a strip and ‘tattooing’ it onto teeth, they were able to detect infection and transit the data it to medical personnel. It seems that McAlpine and his team have now taken their ‘tooth tattoo’ a step further and are exploring new and more innovative ways to put their research to use. source – Daily Mail UK
“And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.” Revelation 13:15
What is being called the the “world’s first complete Bionic Man” has been unveiled ahead of its display at London’s Science Museum on Feb. 7.
Rex, short for “Robotic Exoskeleton” according to Device Magazine, stands at 6.5 feet tall and has technology that allows him to hear, speak and move. He even has artificial organs and synthetic blood. To make at least his face look more realistic, he has glass eyes and is covered in artificial skin.
NBC News has more on how and why Rex came to be:
Rex’s head is modeled after Swiss psychologist Bertolt Meyer who uses a bionic hand. Meyer presents a documentary, “How to Build a Bionic Man,” scheduled to air Thursday on the United Kingdom’s Channel 4.
“I’ve looked around for new bionic technologies, out of personal interest, for a very long time and … until five to six years ago nothing much was happening. Then suddenly we get this explosion of innovation,” he told reporters at a news briefing today at London’s Science Museum. source – The Blaze
The Coming Singularity
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Scientists have stored audio and text on fragments of DNA and then retrieved them with near-perfect fidelity—a technique that eventually may provide a way to handle the overwhelming data of the digital age.
The scientists encoded in DNA—the recipe of life—an audio clip of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, a photograph, a copy of Francis Crick and James Watson’s famous “double helix” scientific paper on DNA from 1953 and Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets. They later were able to retrieve them with 99.99% accuracy.
The experiment was reported Wednesday in the journal Nature.
“All we’re doing is adapting what nature has hit upon—a very good way of storing information,” said Nick Goldman, a computational biologist at the European Bioinformatics Institute in Hinxton, England, and lead author of the Nature paper.
Companies, governments and universities face an enormous challenge storing the ever-growing flood of digitized information, the videos, books, movies and songs sent over the Internet.
Some experts have looked for answers in biology. In recent years, they have found ways to encode trademarks in cells and poetry in bacteria, as well as store snippets of music in the genetic code of micro-organisms. But these biological things eventually die.
By contrast, DNA—the molecule that contains the genetic instructions for all living things—is stable, durable and dense. Because DNA isn’t alive, it could sit passively in a storage device for thousands of years.
Among today’s data-storage devices, magnetic tapes can degrade within a decade, while hard disks are expensive and need a constant supply of electricity to hold their information, creating huge need for power for the “data farms” behind cloud computing.
In their experiment, Dr. Goldman and his colleagues first downloaded onto a computer a 26-second clip of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, the sonnets and the other things to be stored. The data was in normal computer code—a long string of ones and zeros.
DNA could hold vastly more information than the same surface volume of a disk drive—a cup of DNA theoretically could store about 100 million hours of high-definition video. While DNA-based storage remains a long way from being commercially viable—high cost is one major hurdle—the scientific barriers are starting to fall.
Last August, researchers at Harvard University reported in the journal Science the encoding of an entire 54,000-word book in strands of DNA.
“The experiments are very similar,” said George Church, a molecular geneticist at Harvard and senior researcher for the project reported in Science. “Because these are truly independent efforts, we’ve shown there’s a real field here rather than just one group.”
Both experiments encoded similar amounts of information and had roughly similar accuracy rates, according to Dr. Church.
The European Bioinformatics Institute is part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Europe’s flagship life-sciences lab. The EMBL is funded by public research money from 20 European member states. source – WSJ
Our technology is beginning to monitor us
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We are more used to watching our TVs, but Panasonic has revealed a new set that turns the tables – watching us watching it. The firm claims the new Viera TV sets, revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, can recognize owners and adjust the TV according – showing their favorite settings and channels.
The TV sets have a special camera mounted on top of them to spot people – and the remote control can also recognize people from their voice. Panasonic refused to reveal how the system works, but claimed it was extremely accurate, and showed a demonstration showing several family members being spotted.
Once recognized, the TV automatically displayed their favorite channels, web TV shows and other information on a personalized home screen. The firm is one of several showing off new ‘smart TV sets as the Las Vegas show.
New TVs from Samsung will recognize an expanded range of gestures so people can swipe through on-screen menus in a way that revolutionizes the old remote control.
Samsung Electronics Co., the Korean electronics maker that is successfully challenging Apple in smartphones, touts the new user interface as faster and more intuitive than before. Samsung said Monday that the new interface will be a feature of upcoming smart TVs.
In addition, certain high-end Samsung smart TVs sold since last year can be upgraded with an add-on kit – complete with the required quad-core processor – that will be sold separately for a few hundred dollars.
LG also revealed a new Magic Remote, which acts like a wand that is sensitive to motion and is used to navigate on-screen menus. LG said the new model responds better to natural speech and can be controlled with a single finger. It also lets you change the channels by writing numbers in the air.
Samsung’s new handheld remote control comes with a touch-sensitive clickable track pad, which is another way to navigate through viewing options.
Panasonic also claims to have solved the problem of watching TV without annoying the family.
People who don’t want to disturb sleeping family members could use a new product from Panasonic that doesn’t need speakers or even your own ears: wireless bone-conduction headphones. The headphones connect to a TV via the Bluetooth wireless standard and attach to your head like a normal set of headphones.
But instead of using your ears, the headphones work like hearing aids by transmitting sound waves through your skull. source – Daily Mail UK
Preparing people to receive the mark of the beast
Let me start right off by saying that, while the bible teaches about the coming mark of the beast, it also teaches that the Body of Christ – the church – will be removed in the Rapture before any of the judgments of God are poured out in the Tribulation. The Pretribulation Rapture is also known as the blessed hope from Paul’s letter to Titus, and here it is:
“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ” Titus 2:13
The blood-bought believer in Jesus Christ never has to worry about the mark of the beast because we have been saved and sealed unto the day of redemption. But for those left behind, it will be a whole different story altogether. For those people will go through the Great Tribulation and will have to make the choice to receive or reject the mark of the beast under the rule of the Antichrist.
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So with all this in mind, we would like to to take a look at the latest Droid commercial from Verizon, the smartphone is called the ‘DNA’ and the title of the commercial is ‘Extra Sensory’.
Droid DNA Commercial tagline: “It’s not an upgrade to your phone, it’s an upgrade to yourself…”
In this commercial as you will see, a man is being implanted, chipped, with various smartphone parts, so that his body and the phone merge to become one.
If you think about these things from the bible’s perspective, it will gradually become clear to you why there is such a push towards social media, web, and the unstoppable onslaught of new technology. The world is being prepared for the Man of Sin to take the stage, and when he does, he will force you to take his mark. This entire commercial is a hard-sell pitch to move your mind in that direction.
“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark 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.” Revelation 13:16,17
Be honest, how many of you, seeing this for the first time, said ” wow, check it out…this is really cool!”
Singularity: The merging of man and machine
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Meet Roboy, “one of the most advanced humanoid robots,” say researchers at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of the University of Zurich.
Their 15 project partners and over 40 engineers and scientists are constructing Roboy as a tendon-driven robot modeled on human beings (robots usually have their motors in their joints, giving them that “robot” break-dance look), so it will move almost as elegantly as a human.
Roboy will be a “service robot,” meaning it will execute services independently for the convenience of human beings, as in the movie Robot & Frank.
And since service robots share their “living space” with people, user-friendliness and safety, above all, are of great importance, roboticists point out.
Which is why “soft robotics” — soft to the touch, soft in their interaction, soft and natural in their movements — will be important, and Roboy will be covered with “soft skin,” making interacting with him safer and more pleasant.
Service robots are already used in a wide variety of areas today, including for household chores, surveillance work and cleaning, and in hospitals and care homes. Our aging population is making it necessary to keep older people as autonomous as possible for as long as possible, which means caring for aged people is likely to be an important area for the deployment of service robots, roboticists say.
To speed up the process, the AI Lab researchers set a goal to build Roboy in just 9 months (the project began five months ago). Roboy will be unveiled at the Robots on Tour March 8 and 9, 2013 in Zurich.
To make this ambitious schedule possible, they decided to finance the first grassroots robotics project via crowdfunding. To participate, see Make Roboy your friend.
The coming singularity
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If you’ve only just got used to talking to your phone, get ready for a major change. IBM has revealed its predictions for the computer we will all be using in 2018 – and it believes they will have all five senses, and will communicate with us in radically different ways.
‘Infrared and haptic technologies will enable a smart phone’s touchscreen technology and vibration capabilities to simulate the physical sensation of touching something,’ the firm said.
‘So you could experience the silkiness of that catalog’s Egyptian cotton sheets instead of just relying on some copywriter to convince you. ’It’s amazing when you look back over the 60+ years of the computing revolution and see how far we have come in such a relatively short time,’ said IBM’s Bernard Meyerso.
‘The first electronic programmable computers, built in the 1940s, were essentially really fast electronic calculators. Then came the mainframe, the PC, the Internet and social networking.
Today, we’re entering the era of cognitive computing–machines that help us think.’
‘One of the most intriguing aspects of this shift is our ability to give machines some of the capabilities of the right side of the human brain.
‘New technologies make it possible for machines to mimic and augment the senses. ‘
Today, we see the beginnings of sensing machines in self-parking cars and biometric security–and the future is wide open. ’These five predictions show how cognitive technologies can improve our lives, and they’re windows into a much bigger landscape –the coming era of cognitive systems.
‘But the point isn’t to replicate human brains. We humans are no slouches when it comes to procreation.
‘And this isn’t about replacing human thinking with machine thinking.
‘Once again; not necessary.
‘Rather, in the era of cognitive systems, humans and machines will collaborate to produce better results–each bringing their own superior skills to the partnership. ‘The machines will be more rational and analytic. We’ll provide the judgment, empathy, morale compass and creativity.’ source – Daily Mail UK