This may sound like a weird sci fi script, but very intelligent and powerful people are taking it seriously. It is an expression of human rebellion against God and is doomed to utter failure and defeat in God’s time, although it may have its hour of apparent victory for a brief while in the time of the antichrist.
This reminds me of the Tower of Babel (note the Hebrew word Bavel is used for both Babel and Babylon in the Bible). In Genesis 11 we read how humanity came together as one, to ‘
This project was done in rebellion against God, so the Lord came down to scatter them and confuse their languages.
God sees the danger of AI and the human potential movement, when He says, ‘Nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them.’ Hacking humans and trying to turn them into ‘gods’ in our own image is really asking for trouble from the God who made us in His image. The fact that people are seriously considering this as a possibility is another reason why the Lord must return soon to save us from ourselves.
Powerful people, who are trying to bring the world together in a ‘digital dictatorship’ backed by technology with ‘surveillance under the skin’, are doing what the Bible says they will do in the last days. In Revelation 13 we read of the world government of the Beast, given power by the Devil and born witness to by the False Prophet who brings in the 666 system to control people’s ability to buy and sell:
At the same time, we see that a system based on computers, the Internet, hi-tech and Artificial Intelligence is vulnerable to going terribly worn and falling apart into chaos and confusion. Quite apart from the spiritual aspects that we have talked about in this article, it is vulnerable to attacks from hackers, cyber terrorists, computer viruses, energy shortages and human errors which can cause machines to malfunction.
There are also forces beyond our control like solar flares. A direct hit from one of these would knock out our global communications system and plunge much of the world back to the preindustrial state. Some have said there is a description of a solar flare hitting the earth in Revelation 8.7
Revelation 18 describes the sudden collapse of the Babylon world system at the time of the end, as it is hit by a great calamity from which it cannot recover:
God says, ‘Come out of Babylon’ and asks us to commit ourselves to the Lord Jesus Christ who alone is able to save us from the coming judgement on earth.
Both of the trends we have considered in this article are coming to pass in our time, the falling apart and the coming together of the world system. This is preparing the way for the glorious event which will bring an end to this age – the Second Coming of Christ.
Maranatha. Jesus is coming.