Modern Technology

Modern Technology


The incredible technological progress that we have observed in our generation has a definite association with the fulfillment of ancient prophecies. Daniel recorded many detailed predictions about the future that even he could not fully understand. In fact, toward the end of his Old Testament book, he he was told, "Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever. But you, Daniel, roll up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge" (Daniel 12:4).

Before our time, no one could have imagined the unbelievable increase of knowledge that has been brought about by the computer revolution. And the Internet has provided a way for many to "go here and there" to gain that information.

These and other technological advances have made it possible to share the Gospel globally. But they will also enable Satan to form a world-wide government and an economic dictatorship that will require the Mark of the Beast.

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Home appliance makers connect with open source 'Internet of things' project

Dec. 10, 2013 - The AllSeen Alliance is a movement supported by the Linux Foundation to allow development of interaction between devices and appliances on different kinds of operating systems. It will use existing technologies like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Ethernet as well as future radio and transport technologies to enable helpful actions like adjusting home environment when occupants are gone, or to ...
... let a house detect a car within a mile of home and then turn on the lights and heat as well as automatically open the garage door when the car is near.
Source: PC World

Prophetic Significance of Modern Technology

Amazon's drone delivery: How would it work?

Dec. 2, 2013 - Amazon has announced plans to eventually provide 30-minute delivery of "Prime Air" orders right to the buyers' doorstep via "octocopter" drones. CNN asked Missy Cummings, an expert on domestic drones whether or not this scenario could be realistic for in the next 3 to 5 years. She said it might be possible, but she thinks the Federal Aviation Administration will not approve the concept that soon.
Cummings predicts the company will get approval to start Prime Air in other countries before the United States, but she says that having a retail and technology giant like Amazon pushing for it could speed things up for everyone.
Source: CNN
Amazon's drone delivery concept: PR stunt or real innovation? - ZD Net
Google robots may pose challenge to Amazon drones - BBC

Google Can Go Ahead And Keep Scanning Copyrighted Books, It's Fair Use, Says Court

Nov. 24, 2013 - The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has decided that Google has the right to copy portions of copyrighted books because the service benefits authors and publishers.
When a user clicks on a search result and is directed to an "About the Book" page, the page will offer links to sellers of the book and/or libraries listing the book as part of their collections.

Motorola wants to tattoo a smartphone receiver on your neck

Nov. 8, 2013 -
Google-owned smartphone maker Motorola has applied for a patent for an "electronic tattoo" on people's necks that doubles as a mobile microphone, lie detector and digital display.
The tattoo will serve as a microphone, getting its sound directly from a user's throat, and transmitting the signal to the user's smartphone
Source: Sidney Morning Herald

Developing Obamacare's Health Care Exchanges Has Cost More Than Apple's Original iPhone

Oct. 18, 2013 - Experts say that it cost Apple about $150 million to develop the iPhone, but the dysfunctional health-insurance exchange website for Obamacare has cost at least $360 million, and could even reach $600 million!
Adding more money to a software project is the same as adding more people to that project. And that’s something that we know doesn’t work. It’s called Brook’s Law: "Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later."
Source: Forbes

Disturbing Recent News about Technology
9/8/13 - Report: NSA Can Access iPhone, Android Data
9/10/13 - NSA Illegally Gorged on U.S. Phone Records for Three Years
9/11/13 - The only foolproof way to keep your data private (Password protect your wi-fi. Google Street-View vehicles collected data from unprotected homes as they visited your street.)
9/14/13 - Report: Google Knows Nearly Every WiFi Password in the World

Yahoo tops U.S. Web traffic, beats Google for first time since 2011

Aug. 22, 2013 - In July Yahoo was the leader in Internet traffic.
The firm told Marketing Land that it’s the first time Yahoo has been at the head of the list since March 2011.
Source: Washington Post

FBI can remotely activate microphones in Android smartphones, source says

Aug. 2, 2013 - Court documents and interviews with people involved in FBI surveillance indicate that the government has developed or purchased new spying technologies that have been used by computer hackers for some time.
With such technology, the bureau can remotely activate the microphones in phones running Google's Android software to record conversations, one former U.S. official said. It can do the same to microphones in laptops without the user knowing.
Source: Fox
FBI Taps Hacker Tactics to Spy on Suspects - Wall Street Journal

Inside Google HQ: What does the future hold for the company whose visionary plans include implanting a chip in our brains?

July 20, 2013 - Following the scandal about the NSA data storage of phone calls, Google is trying to reassure the public that they can be trusted not to leak private information. Ian Burrell visited the legendary "Googleplex" at Mountain View to interview Larry Page, Google co-founder and CEO about their future plans.

Google's current cutting-edge project is "Google Glass," an accessory to your mobile phone, while the phone is kept in your pocket. It looks like a pair of glasses, and only weighs about as much as a pair of sunglasses. It allows the user to view the information from the phone while keeping their eyes on the road. It responds to voice commands and answers in the language of your choice, or by just displaying the data. It can take a picture, record a video, get directions, make a call, or send a message. They are still testing it now.

Soon Google hopes to have the ubiquitous presence of a personal assistant that never stops working, capable of conversing naturally in any language. Ultimately, as Page and co-founder Sergey Brin have asserted, the goal is to insert a chip inside your head for the most effortless search engine imaginable.
Source: Independent - UK
Yes, you will vote how Google tells you - WND
Update 12/4/13 - - NewsMax

China's new 54.9 petaflop supercomputer may be world's fastest

Jun. 4, 2013 - A new Chinese supercomputer, called Tianhe-2 or Milkyway-2, has a theoretical speed of 54.9 petaflops.
The current fastest supercomputer in the world, according to a biannual Top 500 list, is at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. It runs at nearly 18 petaflops, far short of the new Chinese machine, which reportedly cost 1.7 billion yuan to develop.
It has 32,000 multicore Intel Xeon Ivy Bridge chips, and 48,000 Xeon Phi chips, a co-processor based on Intel's MIC (Many Integrated Core) architecture.
Source: Shanghaiist
Compare Cray Triton at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Report on new Milkyway-1 - Jack Dongarra
Slideshow: The top 5 fastest supercomputers and their power management challenges - EDN Network Update 6/19/13 - Sustained speed of 33.86 petaflops:
Chinese Supercomputer Deemed World's Fastest - News Max

NSA data center front and center in debate over liberty, security and privacy

Apr. 14, 2013 - A massive new Data Center for the National Security Agency is nearing completion near Salt Lake City. Reporters tried to get specifics about the installation. When NSA General Keith Alexander was asked if the facility will hold data on U.S. citizens, the answer was "no."
Some published reports suggest it could hold 5 zettabytes of data. (Just one zettabyte is the equivalent of about 62 billion stacked iPhones 5's-- that stretches past the moon.
They have said that the center's major focus will be on cyber security. However, NSA whistleblower Bill Binney worries that the government's new capacity to collect, store and analyze data could be abused. He said, "Now it's a question of if we get the wrong person in office."
Source: Fox
zetta= One Sextillion (10 to the 21st power).

Israeli firm talks up mankind’s recovery from the Tower of Babel

Apr. 9, 2013 - After printing out the complete text of the destruction of the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9), this article announces that Lexifone, an Israeli start-up, has devices to allow people to speak in one language and be heard in another one.
Right now, speakers of English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Russian, and Mandarin can call each other and have their conversations automatically translated.
Japanese, Arabic, Korean, and Hebrew are being developed. Chinese and other languages will follow.
Source: Times of Israel

Christian Apologist Says Social Media Like the Tower of Babel

Apr. 3, 2013 - In a video presentation Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias addressed the question, "Isn't Facebook bad?" He likened the phenomenon to the earlier technologies of the printed page and photography. Methods of communication are not intrinsically evil. It depends on how they are used. Admittedly, social media is making a huge difference in the world - fomenting revolutions and making "corruption" the greatest problem facing humanity now. It threatens to be the Tower of Babel for our generation.

Zacharias encourages young people to use this "incredible opportunity to be a witness because of the capacities that are now invested in you." He reminded them that Jesus said His disciples would do even greater things.

"Become a peace builder, a bridge builder, not a destroyer, and the way you do that is through friendships and relationships, and through authentic character."
Source: Christian Post
Video: Dr. Ravi Zacharias: Christianity and Facebook - Church Leaders

Biological computer created with human DNA

Apr. 1, 2013 - Don't let the date fool you. It's not an April Fools' joke, but a true development that ties the biological and the computer worlds together.
A transistor is a device that controls the flow of electrons in an electrical circuit, which acts as an on-off switch. Similarly, the biological transistor — termed a transcriptor — controls the flow of an enzyme as it moves along a strand of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid).
The current issue of the journal Science reveals new developments that enable enzymes to flow like electrons inside cells and do things like reporting the condition of cells and turning their processes on and off.
Source: Fox
Amplifying Genetic Logic Gates - Science

DARPA developing sensor tattoos for monitoring vital signs

Apr. 1, 2013 - A relatively new technology called epidermal electronic systems (EES) has made it possible to make new devices to interact with the human body through a temporary stretchable "tattoo" that can contain sensors, electronics and trnasmitters. Zhenqiang Ma, an electrical engineer at the University of Wisconsin, said,
“This innovative design contains all of the necessary components in an ultrathin layer about the thickness of a human hair,”
Source: Next Big Future

Cyborg bugs and glow-in-the-dark cats: How we're engineering animals

Apr. 1, 2013 -
GloFish, which are zebrafish that have been genetically engineered to contain a fluorescent protein gene, are sold as pets in 49 states.
This article discusses the many new developments in the area of genetic engineering and the ethical issues that are being raised by them.
Source: CNN

Marvell's New Quad-Core: Cheap as Chips

Feb. 19, 2013 - China's Marvell company will begin mass production of their PXA1088 quad-core chip set for smart phones and tablets that will help make powerful phones available in the $100 range.
Source: PC Magazine

Scientists create '6th sense' brain implant

Feb. 18, 2013 - Lab rats have been given a brain implant that can detect infrared light.
The new study, by researchers from Duke University in North Carolina, is the first case in which such devices have been used to give an animal a completely new sense.
Source: WND

‘Extra Sensory’ Droid DNA Verizon Commercial Prepares People For Being Chipped

Jan. 8, 2012 - Verizon latest commercial for its Droid 'DNA' shows a man being implanted with various smartphone parts to merge his body and his phone.

Droid DNA Commercial tagline:
“It’s not an upgrade to your phone, it’s an upgrade to yourself…”
Source: BeforeIt'sNews

Editor's note: This is exactly what we have been saying would happen with smart phones. By the time people are forced to receive the Mark of the Beast, refusal to accept it will mean being cut off from necessary commerce and communication. See: Future Smart Phones - Ron's Blog

The Coming Singularity - NowTheEndBegins

Samsung, Sony Impress at CES 2013 Day One

Jan. 8, 2012 - The massive five-day CES electronics show in Las Vegas opened today without participation by the concept leaders - Apple, Microsoft, Google, and Amazon. Nevertheless, thousands of gadgets will be displayed by various companies. It appears that Samsung, the South Korean computer hardware giant, has the most impressive hardware products - from smart phones to TVs and Internet-connected refrigerators. Sony also made a big splash with its product line.
Source: US News
Video: Preview of the Coolest New Gadgets- Fox

The Internet turns 30 this week

Jan. 3, 2013 - January 1 was the 30th anniversary of the switchover of all computers on ARPANET — the Internet’s predecessor to a universal method for computer networks to send information to one another - to the Internet (short for "interconnected network"). The new technology is called TCP/IP
TCP is short for “Transmission Control Protocol," and IP “Internet Protocol.” Together these two technologies work together to route Internet data traffic — or “packets” — from one Internet-connected computer to another.
Source: Fox
Vint Cerf hails 30th birthday of the modern-day Internet - IT World
Marking the birth of the modern-day Internet - Google Official Blog
Google's Eric Schmidt to visit North Korea Fox

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