The following is an excerpt from chapter 19 of my new book, Remnant: The Righteous Remnant Now Arises.
Even though rapid increases in knowledge have already changed the world faster than ever before, it’s expected to accelerate even more because the technological innovations fueling the changes are accelerating. Ray Kurzweil, a former Google engineer and author of several futurist books, predicts by the 2030’s, we will be able to connect our neo-cortex, the part of our brain where we do our thinking, to the virtual cloud, allowing us to access and share data without assistance from any external devices. By 2045, he predicts technology will reach the point of singularity, which is when human intelligence increases a billion-fold by merging with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine intelligence surpasses human intelligence with the ability to conceive new ideas no human being has ever thought before, thus enabling machines to invent new technologies more sophisticated and advanced than anything we have today, causing an even faster acceleration in new technologies. Ray Kurzweil has a great track record in predicting new technologies, including smart phones, broadband Internet, virtual reality headsets, speech to text programs, intelligent answering machines, driverless cars, and voice recognition devices.
Knowledge is power, so increasing knowledge by a billion-fold is only good if accompanied with the wisdom to know how to use it. In the hands of the wrong people, unrighteous people using it for their own unrighteous purposes, singularity would have unimaginable consequences. The dramatic acceleration in spiritual darkness in the past twenty years would pale in comparison to what would happen after achieving singularity. It would be a game changer moment in history, taking us to a place God never intended us to go without Him, like building the Tower of Babel that reaches all the way to heaven. (Genesis 11:1-9) God didn’t allow that to happen and I don’t believe He will allow this either because if it was going to happen, I think He would have warned us, but there’s no mention of anything like it in any Bible prophecies. Plus, the timing of Ray Kurzweil’s forecast for achieving it by 2045 falls within the 2037 to 2047 window, possibly the time of the Lord’s return, which is quite a coincidence and sounds like another clue that God will intervene to stop it. (Matthew 24:22)
Our journey to singularity has already started as we have become increasingly dependent upon technology, keeping our devices always within reach, but the ultimate goal of transhumanists is to make us one with technology, so we become something beyond human, giving us god-like powers without any need for God, even achieving immortality. Meanwhile, God is pursuing a different version of singularity by raising up a remnant to become one with Him, increasingly dependent upon Him, which has already started through our pursuit of righteousness, which brings us into closer alignment with His will, His plans, and His purposes, and with each other, joining us together as one body, bringing us to full maturity of what He has always wanted us to be, a pure and spotless bride, totally devoted to Him. (Ephesians 5:27)
Ironically, the same advances in technology moving the world closer to singularity are also helping the remnant draw closer to God by giving us unprecedented access to the scriptures, Bible commentaries, Bible teachings, anointed music, plus remote access to worship sessions, prayer meetings, revival services, and fellowship with like-minded people anywhere in the world. So, technology is empowering hungry disciples to grow stronger and faster in faith than any previous generation, causing righteousness to arise, shining brighter and brighter until the Son of Man appears in the sky like lightning flashing from the east to the west. (Isaiah 10:20-23, Malachi 4:2, Matthew 24:27)
Just as Ray Kurzweil’s version of singularity produces a billion-fold increase in knowledge, God’s version also produces an exponential increase as His forerunners tap into the realm where all things are possible to demonstrate His divine nature in greater ways than ever seen before, attracting the attention of the world and bringing in a great harvest of souls. (Psalm 133:1-3, Isaiah 60:1-5, Amos 9:13-15, Zechariah 2:10-12, Matthew 13:24-30, Mark 16:15-18, John 12:32-33, 14:12-13, 17:20-23, Acts 1:7-8)
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Author: James Bailey
James Bailey is a blogger, business owner, husband and father of two grown children. In 1982, he surrendered his life to the Lord Jesus Christ. In 2012, he founded Z3news.com to broadcast the message of salvation by reporting end time news before it happens.
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