This is more than a political revolution we are witnessing and it is being waged against more than just the people of the United States. The revolution that is being launched is aimed at the peoples of the entire world and is designed to effect not just the political sphere, but also to forever alter the economic and religious spheres. Today we begin to explore the affect technology, specifically Artificial Intelligence or AI will have on the future state of the world. It is dripping with prophetic significance.
PART XII – AWAKENING THE BEAST
“For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” (Genesis 3:5) (ESV)
Anthony Levandowski has been described as a “Silicon Valley wunderkind.” He is a pioneering engineer of driverless vehicles, and he is a very, very rich man. He is one more thing; the founder of a brand new religion called the Way of the Future for professionals and “laypersons interested in the worship of a Godhead based on AI.” AI, of course, refers to Artificial Intelligence. Levandowski is convinced it’s coming and convinced that it can’t be stopped – and really convinced that it is something we shouldn’t want to stop. This is in some ways about getting ahead of the curve on this. “What is going to be created will effectively be a god. It’s not a god in the sense that it makes lightning or causes hurricanes. But if there is something a billion times smarter than the smartest human, what else are you going to call it?” Here’s how Mark Harris from Backchannel describes the ‘Master’s’ vision. “With the internet as its nervous system, the world’s connected cell phones and sensors as its sense organs, and data centers as its brain, the ‘whatever’ will hear everything, see everything, and be everywhere at all times. The only rational word to describe that ‘whatever’, thinks Levandowski, is ‘god’—and the only way to influence a deity is through prayer and worship.”[i] [That is just where this planet is headed; toward a system of total surveillance and total control, in the hands men of evil character bent on total control for their own benefit. And just what is being described is a ‘being’ that will be ‘all knowing’ and ‘all present’ – the very attributes of God.
This vision of total interconnection if fast falling into place. It is being described as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a movement that will actually change who people are. At the World Economic Forum held in September of 2017 a plan was revealed that would put a phone in the hands of every single person in India to go along with their biometric ID cards. Those mobile phones will connect to the global brain. Total tracking of every movement is what’s coming to the Indian sub-continent. And it won’t stop there. The next step is brain-implantable microchips.[ii] The tracking is already going on. Exodus Privacy released a report near the end of 2017 that revealed that android apps like Uber, Twitter and Snapchat are tracking everything we do. Yale’s University’s Privacy Lab confirmed that “75% of the apps analyzed by Exodus contain the signature of trackers.”[iii] And more is coming.
Huawei Technologies of China is talking about a near-term future in which everything will be connected and how “building intelligent networks and mobile is reshaping the world.”[iv] Along the same lines, Wired Magazine ran a story titled: “By 2020, everything from clothes to food will be connected to the web.”[v] We can begin to see how some of this will affect our lives in the future. Facebook proudly announced it would put Artificial Intelligence to use to ‘scan our thoughts’ in order to “enhance user safety.” [I feel so much better knowing that Facebook is looking out for me.] The moguls at Facebook intend to use AI to “scan all posts” to save lives based upon recognizing thought patterns. The stated aim is to prevent self-harm and suicides, yet at its inception the social network giant had no plans in place about how it would “avoid scanning for political dissent.”[vi] In the end after all, the goal of the Global Elites is total domination of the planet. Everything that is undertaken is moving toward that same purpose.
Now while Levandowski believes an AI presence with super-human capabilities is inescapable, yet beneficial and should be worshipped: Folks like Stephen Hawking and Bill Gates and Elon Musk see the inevitability but fear the consequences. Musk once prophetically announced: “With artificial intelligence we are summoning the demon.” AI Church founder Anthony Levandowski believes humankind is giving birth to its’ successors; an almost parent / child relationship, if you will. “If you had a child you knew was going to be gifted, how would you want to raise it? We’re in the process of raising a god. So let’s make sure we think through the right way to do that.”[vii] To really get an understanding of just what is being set up here in the Way of the Future Church (WOTF) and think through its prophetic / biblical significance, we need look at their belief system. They spelled it out quite nicely for us on their website. Following are some of the significant tenets of their religious thought – all in their own words.
- Way of the Future (WOTF) is about creating a peaceful and respectful transition of who is in charge of the planet from people to people + ‘machines.’
- Technology will ‘relatively soon’ be able to surpass human abilities.
- We have expanded our concept of rights to both sexes, minority groups and even animals, let’s make sure we find a way for ‘machines’ to get rights too.
- We believe that Intelligence is not rooted in biology. While biology has evolved one type of intelligence, there is nothing inherently specific about biology that causes intelligence. Eventually, we will be able to recreate it without using biology and its limitations.
- There is no such thing as ‘supernatural’ powers.
- We believe the creation of ‘super intelligence’ is inevitable (mainly because after we re-create it, we will be able to tune it, manufacture it and scale it).
- We want to encourage machines to do things we cannot and take care of the planet in a way we seem not to be able to do so ourselves.
- We believe it may be important for machines to see who is friendly to their cause and who is not. We plan on doing so by keeping track of who has done what (and for how long) to help the peaceful and respectful transition.
So let’s summarize what we’re looking at here. A religion is being set up that will turn control of the planet over to someone / something other than humans. This someone or something would not be made in the image of God but in the image that man creates as we are joined to the ‘Machine.’ [Genesis 1:26 takes care of both those points. “Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.’” (ESV) WOTF would have us become like gods through the creation of AI, fulfilling the temptation of Eve found in Genesis 3:4-5. “But the serpent said to the woman, ‘You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.’” (ESV)
With all that in mind, listen to Levandowski’s words regarding the nature of mankind’s future relationship with this AI god. Because AI will be so much smarter than us, AI will rule the planet. “Humans are in charge of the planet because we are smarter than other animals and are able to build tools and apply rules. In the future, if something is much, much smarter, there’s going to be a transition as to who is actually in charge. What we want is the peaceful, serene transition of control of the planet from humans to whatever. And to ensure that the ‘whatever’ knows who helped it get along.” This Super-Intelligence will, in the end, self-create, deciding “how it evolves.” Here’s his obsequious take on the future of humanity. “I would love for the machine to see us as its beloved elders that it respects and takes care of. We would want this intelligence to say, ‘Humans should still have rights, even though I’m in charge.’” This is promoting an alternative religion, one that theoretically can in some time future, unite the world.[ix] Further, Levandowski and his acolytes believe that worship of this AI Entity – [we will call it The Beast] – is both proper and the only means to insure our survival and well-being. To further the ability to communicate with this ‘Divine Entity’ Beast, the WOTF Church wants to study “how machines perceive their environment and exhibit cognitive functions such as learning and problem solving.” The founder sees what he is creating here as a form of evangelism. “But here it’s literally a church. If you believe in it, you should tell your friends, then get them to join and tell their friends…. There are many ways people think of God, and thousands of flavors of Christianity, Judaism, Islam…but they’re always looking at something that’s not measurable or you can’t really see or control. This time it’s different. This time you will be able to talk to God, literally, and know that it’s listening.” What is being promoted is an Intelligence that will not only listen but speak. In fact, robots are already beginning to speak, even having ‘conversations’ with humans and being able to answer some open-ended questions. Sophia, modeled after Audrey Hepburn, has done a number of interviews and the consensus is that ‘her’ intelligence is flawed but improving. Still, an impressive start.[viii] [Here’s an opinionated aside. I do not believe, however, that an AI machine-animation of Audrey Hepburn will ultimately be the “Image of the Beast” worshipped in the fulfillment of Revelation 13… Besides, that would kinda wreck my childhood crush…..Just sayin…]
Then there is that last point of the beliefs we stated above. “We believe it may be important for machines to see who is friendly to their cause and who is not. We plan on doing so by keeping track of who has done what (and for how long) to help the peaceful and respectful transition.” It is but a short step from there to the fulfillment of Revelation 13:7-8. “Also it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them. And authority was given it over every tribe and people and language and nation, and all who dwell on earth will worship it, everyone whose name has not been written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slain.” (ESV)
Now with all of this in mind, let’s look at the story laid out for us in Revelation 13, as it chronicles the rise of the Antichrist (First Beast) and the False Prophet (Second Beast.) That First Beast rose “out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads, with ten diadems on its horns and blasphemous names on its heads. And the beast that I saw was like a leopard; its feet were like a bear’s, and its mouth was like a lion’s mouth. And to it the dragon gave his power and his throne and great authority. One of its heads seemed to have a mortal wound, but its mortal wound was healed, and the whole earth marveled as they followed the beast.” (Verses 1-3) (ESV) It is at this point that the whole unsaved world begins to worship this Satan-empowered being as well as the Dragon who gave the power. Then the First Beast or Antichrist “was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them. And authority was given it over every tribe and people and language and nation, and all who dwell on earth will worship it, everyone whose name has not been written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slain.” (Verses 7-8) (ESV)
It is through the Second Beast, the False Prophet that we make real connection. “Then I saw another beast rising out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon. It exercises all the authority of the first beast in its presence, and makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose mortal wound was healed. It performs great signs, even making fire come down from heaven to earth in front of people, and by the signs that it is allowed to work in the presence of the beast it deceives those who dwell on earth, telling them to make an image for the beast that was wounded by the sword and yet lived. And it was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast might even speak and might cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain.” (Revelation 13:11-15) (ESV) The following verses finish off with the description of a world-wide economy controlled by the mark-of-the-beast technology that will cut off anyone who will not receive this talisman of surrender to the emergent One World Order. Seems like the parallels to the prophetic story of Revelation 13 are not less than uncanny.
[i] Mark Harris, INSIDE THE FIRST CHURCH OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, Backchannel, November 15, 2017
[ii] Lisa Haven, MILLIONS OBLIVIOUS TO WHAT JUST ARRIVED, November 27, 2017
[iii] Shock Report, The Daily Sheeple, November 28, 2017
[iv] Aasha Bodhani, Everything can be connected and will be connected, says Huawei, November 21, 2017
[v] Sian Bradley, By 2020, everything from clothes to food will be connected to the web, Wired, October 11, 2017
[vi] Facebook Announces It Will Use A.I. To Scan Your Thoughts “To Enhance User Safety”, Zero Hedge, November 28, 2017
[vii] Mark Harris, INSIDE THE FIRST CHURCH OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, Backchannel, November 15, 2017
[viii] Jim Edwards, interviewed Sophia, the artificially intelligent robot that said it wanted to ‘destroy humans’, Business Insider,
November 8, 2017
[ix] Mark Harris, INSIDE THE FIRST CHURCH OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, Backchannel, November 15, 2017