Saturday, 5 March 2011

WHO WANTS TO LIVE FOREVER?

Hello again folks! Freddie Mercury of 'Queen once sang the song: "Who Wants To Live Forever?" So when a colleague at my place of work mentioned that he had recently read an article in 'Time' magazine where it was being postulated that man would, in a fashion, be superceded by machines and computers when the latter becomes 'self aware' and possesses superhuman intelligence; my thoughts turned initially to those 'Terminator' films and their not-so-now-ridiculous plot lines. I asked the gentleman [Danny] whether I could have a read of the piece; he promptly bought it in and gave it to me the next morning.

There are several statements [apart from the eye-opening front cover shot!] within the article that got my attention:

"2045 ... The Year Man Becomes Immortal ... if you believe humans and machines will become one. Welcome to the Singularity movement.
[Lev Grossman]"

"People have begun to realize that the view of aging as something immutable - like the heat death of the universe - is simply ridiculous. [Aubrey De Grey]"

"Within 30 years, we will have the means to create superhuman intelligence. Shortly after, the human era will be ended." [Vernor Vinge, in "The Coming Technological Singularity]

If you know your Bible and have a grasp of basic biblical doctrine; you will know that the reason we have death [yes, it is because of sin and is its consequence] is to ensure that sin cannot endure forever unpunished. You will know the sin of Adam permeates all of Creation to such an extent is that Creation itself is literally "groaning" or coming apart at the seams - a la the Second Law of Thermodynamics. You will also know that Noah's flood; the Babel dispersion [and other events] were judgements of God on fallen man's attempt to reach God by his own means or reclaim his lost innocence and state - eternal life.


So when you start to read more and more stories where man is looking to extend his 'three score years and ten' of life or amalgamate with the work of his own hands in the same way that the builders of that 'Tower of Babel' did [figuratively speaking]; then this must surely be another 'sign of the times'. I say this because when one also factors in the dire warnings of the 'Mark of the Beast' or '666' in the thirteenth chapter of the Book of Revealings [Revelation] - and the technological advances that might be necessary for those things to happen - an article predicting that by 2045; some men think we could become 'immortal' - we really must be in those 'last days' ... and that's without taking into account Israel ... apostacy ... famines .. wars ... earthquakes et al. I - for one - do not want to live forever in this bag of bones. I much prefer God's version of an eternal upgrade than the one discussed in the above article!

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 05-March-2011

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

For now that human beings are mortals, immortality has a great attraction and death is very repugnant. But in the near future when human beings develop technology for biological immortality, suddenly they would be surprised and shocked to find it very undesirable and ironically death would become appreciated and those who go into the business of providing death will become billionaires, when humans begin to pay to experience death again. Nobody appreciates what they get for free. The body is the car we use in moving around in this physical world. To become biologically immortal is like being condemned to drive the same Toyota corona forever! Now, let me ask, how many of you human beings still want to become biologically immortal?