I’m sure that most folks who watch TV have seen the insurance ad with the half man/motorcycle getting gassed up.
The identity of the Antichrist has consumed the minds of modern-day armchair prophets for centuries. However, according to the book of Revelation he will not be identified until the seven-year Tribulation period. He has been predicted to be a brilliant person, a super strategist, and a miracle worker in the sight of mankind. With new science technology, man’s imagination is seeking new boundaries never before achieved or even dreamed of. The creation of a man that matches the description of the Antichrist and his abilities may well describe a man/machine, man/animal, or man/computer.
An article posted on www.foxnews.com relates that “human brains could be connected to the internet in ‘next few decades.’” Dr. Nuno Martins, the lead author of the study “Human Brain/Cloud Interface” (B/CI), states that “nanorobots could be implanted into human brains and connect to a network in real-time.” Martins added that thanks to the advancement of neuralnanorobotics, there could be a “superbrain” created that could revolutionize democracy, enhance empathy, and ultimately unite culturally diverse groups into a truly global society.” The indefinite article “a” points out that this super-brain is meant to be one person, not societal.
Robert Freitas, Jr., a researcher for the Institute for Molecular Manufacturing, in developing the B/CI states that these nanobots could be implanted in the body and connect to a real-time network. He stated: “These devices would navigate the human vasculature, cross the blood-brain barrier, and precisely autoposition themselves among, or even within brain cells. … They would then wirelessly transmit encoded information to and from a cloud-based supercomputer network for real-time brain-state monitoring and data extraction.”
In other words, the person being controlled would repeat what the encoded information instructed them to do or say—information without a classroom. Imagine instantly having the combined information of the world just a pulse away. Daniel was informed of the information age over 2,500 years ago by God in Daniel 12:4, “But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.”
According to the article, this technology, known as BrainNet, has already been tested and enabled thought-driven information exchanges between the cloud and individual brains. It used electrical signals through the skull of the sender and magnetic stimulation of the skull of the receivers which allowed for performing tasks. This would be very convenient for oral examinations and debates and would involve no preparation, even presidential.
Some scientists perceive that life would not end with the death of this human body. In 2018, futurist Dr. Ian Pearson published a blog theorizing that humans could eventually become immortal, not with their bodies, but by merging their brains with androids. “Assuming you saved enough and prepared well, you connect to an android to use as your body from now on, attend your funeral, and then carry on as before, still you, just with a younger, highly upgraded body.” This begs the question: What happens to the soul while in transit?
The Apostle John describes a similar event during the Tribulation period that could possibly explain the deadly wound to the head of the Antichrist: “And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast” (Rev. 13:3). Could this possibly describe a brain/android mirror image of the Antichrist?
Scientists are also working on many other methods of brain/machine recognition projects, such as MIT Media and their AlterEgo project of the brain’s silent communication with computers. “Researchers at MIT’s Media Lab are giving a ‘voice’ to that voice inside your head. The team has come up with a way to communicate with a computer system by having users ‘speak silently’ to themselves, or subvocalize. The device, called AlterEgo, uses electrodes to read the neuromuscular signals from the user’s internal speech organs when they ‘say’ words in their head” (www.cnbc.com). So far, they have succeeded with 100 words that the brain can communicate to a computer.
These neuromuscular signals are undetectable to the eye or to the outside world. They give the example of a man simply walking down a street. He could actually be communicating with a computer system. It has been successful at solving arithmetic problems, playing chess, answering basic questions, and even Roku streaming. It has a 92% accuracy testing of 10 different people. It would work well taking college exams, or communicating with the Antichrist during the Tribulation period, or intercepting thoughts of individuals who refuse the Mark of the Beast.
There are many new inventions being perfected by scientist that are beyond what we would think that Daniel spoke of in the last days. For instance, “skin marks” are tattoos that are actually a device that allows the wearer to communicate with a computer. These rub-on tattoos are packed with a fully-functioning touchpad (www.techradar.com).
Google as well as others are continually experimenting with skin marks and other new technologies. What can they do? “For example, instead of whipping out your phone to check the weather report, you could simply squeeze your index finger with your thumb to hear a full report on what the day has in store.” They are so thin and flexible that they can be worn anywhere on the body, including uneven surfaces such as curved or bony places.
These are just a few of the devices that scientists have come up with that could be used as tools for today’s deception of the people. Are they of themselves demonic? No, these devices are simply tools. I’m sure there are scientists that are working on technology that can intercept and interpret the working of the brain/machines. There is not enough room in this article to cover all of these devices, but hopefully this will tease your brain enough to cause those who read to investigate exactly what the increased knowledge of these last days has produced.
The Antichrist must have these qualities and abilities along with Satan’s influence to gain control of the entire health, monetary, and legal system that gives him sovereign decision-making over life and death, which will lead to his satanic indwelling after the first 31/2 years. The entire world is at the point of complete chaos and some person must come forward and be accepted to take charge and bring about order. The United States is at the point of civil war because of the interpretation of how to treat COVID-19, a pestilence that is man-made and is being used with one purpose in mind, that is to get people around the world used to control.
This person will be hailed as a hero and a friend to the masses at first because he will take control of the protesters and rioters who claim justice for their looting, but will find out that he is no friend to anyone. At first, his favors will be earned by loyalty to him for even the gravest of deeds of mass murders and of starvation for those who disobey.
He will be a god of forces as pictured in Daniel 11:37-38, “Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all. But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.” Verse 37 does not mean that he has to be a Jew, but he will be cruel and inhumane. In order to gain control of the entire world he must rely on force, mainly military force, that will carry out his satanic self-serving justice.
The exact time of the Rapture of the Church is secret, known only by the Father who sets dates and seasons. According to Matthew 24:36 we cannot know the exact day and hour: “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only”. And, in Acts 1:7, Christ told the disciples that it was also not for them to know the season: “And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.” The Rapture is imminent; there is no prophecy that must take place prior to it. However, we know the Tribulation will be 1,260 days long from the signing of the peace treaty between the world and Israel so those left behind can count the days.
In Matthew 24:38-39, we read that the time He returns will be as it was in the days of Noah: “For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” We are living in such days of wickedness, lewdness, and total disregard for the God who created everything they enjoy. That is soon to be taken away, and unsaved mankind will be exposed to the world without the restraining ministry of the Holy Spirit. Salvation will come with the harsh cost of their lives (2Thess 2).