Artificial Intelligence and the Second Fall of Mankind
Jewish Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil is the subject of the documentary Transcendent Man, which proclaims his ideas about the assimilation of man and machine, which he calls the “singularity” and predicts will occur in the near future, likely before 2029. The visionary of the future who invented the first text-to-speech synthesizer and many more useful inventions raises not a few eyebrows here with his amazingly optimistic views of a technology-enhanced future with a technologically superior human being in his sight. He has experimented with and is attempting to create computers the size of a blood cell that would enter the body and brain to give these super humans a knowledge explosion and possibly even eternal life. It would give them unprecedented knowledge linking them to the world-wide computers, and would repair automatically anything that went wrong in the body or brain and greatly enhance longevity. Kurzweil believes it will make human beings god-like. When asked the question, “Do you believe God exists?” he responded, “Not yet,” implying that he was creating “god.” This all sounds a bit familiar to me.
In Genesis 3:1-7 the Bible tells us the story of the fall of mankind. Now the snake was the trickiest of all the animals that Yahweh God had made, and said to the woman, “Is it true that God said you can’t eat from any of the trees in the garden?” And the Woman said to the snake, “We may eat the fruit from the trees in the garden, but only the fruit from the tree in the middle of the garden, God said, ‘You must not eat it or even touch it; or you’ll begin to die.’” “Then the snake said to the woman “You won’t begin to die! God knows that in the day you eat it, you’ll have knowledge, and you’ll be like God, knowing good and evil.” The woman saw that the tree was good for food and that it was beautiful to look at and she wanted it to be wise. So she took some of the fruit and ate it, and gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it, too.
As you can see, humanity has had this same idea since the beginning of time. We wanted to be wise and god-like, so we bit the forbidden fruit and we fell from there. Is this future artificial intelligence simply a matter of history repeating itself? Is this minute computer technology, which is now the size of a matchstick, our forbidden fruit? If we take the bait and bite off this golden apple, are we going to experience a second fall? Kurzweil has already implanted this matchstick size computer in his wrist to try it out. In Revelation 13:11-18 God’s word warns us of this very kind of thing. It tells us of the future antichrist who will rule the world by this mark (computer chip) gaining complete control over the economy and the people in the last days.
“And I watched another creature coming up out of the earth; which had two horns like a lamb, but spoke like a dragon. And this religious leader uses all the political power of the first creature that came before it, and causes the earth and those who live in it to worship the first creature, who had come back to life. And this creature does amazing things, making fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of all humanity, and misleads all those who live on the earth by the things which it had power to do as long as it rules with the first creature. It told all those who live on the earth, to make a clone of the creature, which had been beheaded, and yet lived. And it had power to give life to the clone of the first creature, so that the clone of the first creature could both speak, and cause whoever wouldn’t worship the clone of the creature to be killed. And it causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and not free, to get a mark to identify them in their right hand, or in their foreheads. And no one could buy or sell anything unless they had a mark, something like a computer chip with the name of the creature or the number of its name.This is wisdom. Let those who understand count the number of the creature’s name because it’s the number of a human being; and the number is 666.
Now some of you out there may think I’m diving off the deep end here, but as the watchman on the wall, I feel compelled to warn everyone I can of this possible future scenario. I could be very wrong, but if I am right, I hope this forewarning will give you a heads up. Most Christians today believe that we will be raptured out of here by God before this time comes, but I personally believe we may be here at least part of the seven year tribulation. If so, then we need to be prepared for this time of great trials and testing. Revelation also tells us that many will be beheaded for the witness of Christ during this time. So we do know that some Christians will experience the end times. We need to be aware of the plans of the antichrist and be willing to stand for our belief in the Creator of mankind. This technology is clearly trying to usurp the authority of God over Creation, and I believe it will ultimately lead to the final demise of mankind as we know it. Only those who are prepared and know their God will escape this evil.
Microchip may be coming by 2013!
In Matt. 24, Mark 13, and Luke 17, 21 Jesus tells the followers about a time when the world will be in chaos with wars, famines, disease, tsunamis, earthquakes, persecution of Christians and Jews, lack of love, lack of interest in the church, cosmological chaos, and so forth. This time period is described as being like birth pangs which get stronger and closer together as the time draws near. We are already experiencing the beginnings of trouble, with nation coming against nation, and land against land: with a great lack of food, and deadly diseases, and natural disasters, in many different places. These are hard times to be sure, but they aren’t without the grace of Almighty God.
- Transcendent Man (gofishministries.wordpress.com)
- Transcendent Man, a quick review (neouto.wordpress.com)
- Inventor, futurist predicts dawn of total artificial intelligence (cnn.com)
- June 2011 Newsletter (gofishministries.wordpress.com)
- Transhuman Microchip: 666 Mark of the Beast (gofishministries.wordpress.com)