"Resistance Is Futile.
You Will Be Assimilated!"
By Thomas Horn
The Borg ("Cyborg") are considered by Star Trek fans to be the greatest villains ever introduced to television audiences. The biological and technological terrors made their debute on May 8th, 1989 in the "Q, Who?" episode of The Next Generation. "This is the Borg Collective," they said menacingly. "Prepare to be assimilated. We will add your biological and technological distinctives to our own. You will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile."
Viewers sat on edge as the cybernetically enhanced and immensely powerful humanoids overcame the USS Enterprise and her crew. Implanted with biometric devices connected to a sophisticated communications network known as "The Borg Collective," the superior beings moved without conscious to assimilate the Star Trek crew and to implant them with biometric devices designed to facilitate the needs of The Collective.
The program was an effective two-part cliffhanger. When the crew of the Enterprise escaped, Trekkies around the world exhaled a borg-like collective sigh of relief.
"I AM LOCUTUS OF BORG!"
At one point during The Next Generation series, captain Jean-Luc Picard was captured and assimilated by the Borg. He became known as Locutus of Borg and promised to "raise the quality of life for all species." This would be accomplished by forced integration into the Collective.
Several weeks ago a disturbing secular news story illustrated how life in the not-to-distant future may imitate the filmmakers art. Applied Digital Solutions (ADS) received patent rights to Borg-like technology named Digital Angel (TM), a miniature digital transceiver specifically designed for human implantation. The Digital Angel transceiver is designed to be injected beneath the skin with a hypodermic needle.
According to ADS, "The implantable transceiver sends and receives data and can be continuously tracked by GPS (Global Positioning Satellite [read "the collective"]) technologies. The transceiver's power supply and actuation system are unlike anything ever created. When implanted within a body, the device is powered electromechanically through the movement of muscles, and it can be activated either by the 'wearer' or by the monitoring facility" [read "the collective"].
In a company press release dated February 15th, ADS stated that "Digital Angel has generated a large and positive response from both the investing public and those who are interested in participating in the wide array of applications for this technology."
ADS also claims that Digital Angel has "a variety of potential uses, such as providing a tamper-proof means of identification for enhanced e-business security, animal tracking, locating lost or missing individuals, tracking the location of valuable property and monitoring the medical conditions of at-risk patients."
Digital Angel (http://www.digitalangel.net) is the latest in emerging technologies designed to "enhance" the human species. Research teams funded by the National Institutes of Health, NASA, and a barrage of privately funded laboratories are also developing brain implants that will make it possible for people to communicate through computers using the power of thought. This could ultimately facilitate a wide array of complicated tasks assigned by the New Collective.
If this all sounds a bit Orwellian–it is. It is also reality, and many Christians believe such technology points to an antichrist system that will ultimately assimilate ethnic groups, ideologies, religions, and economics from around the world into a New World Order "Collective."
Control of the NWOs "assimilated" will be derived at the expense of individual human liberties. Everyone, "both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond [will be forced to] receive a mark [charagma; from Greek charax meaning to stake down into or "stick into" such as with a hypodermic needle injecting something under the skin!] in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six [chi xi stigma; The Greek "stigma" means to "stick, incise, or punch into the skin" as with a hypodermic needle injection)."] (Rev. 13:16-18-emphasis added)
According to experts, experiments in behavior modification have also been conducted using implanted chips. Dr. Carl Sanders points out that "the frequency of the chip [has] a great effect upon behavior…you could cause behavioral change."
Dr. Sanders continues: "One of the projects [we worked on] was called the Phoenix project which had to do with Vietnam veterans. We had a chip that was called the Rambo chip. This chip would actually cause extra adrenaline flow….Microchips can also be used for migraine headaches, behavior modification, upper/downer, sexual stimulant and sexual depressant."
Behavior modification using implanted chips may explain the ruthless methods of assimilation that will be employed by the borg-like followers of the Antichrist. (See Rev. 13:15; 20:4)
BE ASSIMILATED, OR BE STEREOTYPED AND DESTROYED!
One cannot read the books of Revelation and Daniel without observing the unique combination of political (Antichrist) and religious (False Prophet) personalities operating within the antichrist's "collective." Convincing religious leaders and laypeople to follow such anti-Christian and anti-democratic patterns means dismantling conservative and evangelical apologetics.
Enter a pattern reminiscent of Jewish persecution in post war Germany: Isolation of and discrimination against conservatives who fear the loss of individual human liberties is mandatory. The need to trivialize those who appreciate individual freedoms has already begun.
In Russia, where national tax ID numbers are being introduced, Andrei Zolotov Jr. wrote in The Moscow Times: "…some right-wing Christians fear the growing computerization of the world is opening the way for the coming of the Antichrist. The government's new, widely publicized plan to give every citizen a tax identification number and talk of introducing social security cards with bar codes – dreaded by those who see Satan's number, 666, in the codes – has apparently given them cause for further alarm."
The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church addressed the Governments plans, saying, "Many Christians, who consider the name given to them in baptism holy, consider it unworthy to ask the government for some new 'name' in the form of a number."
But Sergei Chapnin, editor of the Russian magazine Sobornost Orthodox (www.sobor.ru), said the religious community's response is a sign that an "occult" mentality is penetrating the Orthodox Church. "To believe in the magic of numbers is absolutely a non-Christian attitude toward life," Chapnin said. "If some people are afraid of it, it only says that occultism is intruding into Christian consciousness, and first of all the consciousness of neophytes who are the majority in today's Russian Orthodox Church."
LOCUTUS OF BORG: "We will raise the quality of life for all species."
Dr. Carl Sanders, electronics engineer and inventor of the Intelligent Manned Interface biochip, worked on microchip technology as a method of raising the quality of life through medical advancements. Later he worried, "There are bills before congress right now that will allow them to inject a microchip in your child at the time of birth for identification purposes. The president of the United States of America, under the 'Emigration of Control Act of 1996', Section 100, has the authority to deem whatever type of identification is necessary – whether it be an invisible tattoo or electronic media under the skin."
Dr. Sander's prophecy is coming true. Laboratories like The Fetal Treatment Center (FTC) at UC San Francisco have now connected (NASA's) implantable biotelemetry devices to unborn babies. Other specialists, such as Dr Roy Bakay of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, are already installing chip-to-brain implants.
Charles Ostman, a senior fellow at the Institute for Global Futures and science editor at Mondo 2000, appreciates the implantable chip technology. "Neuroprosthetics are . . . inevitable," he says. "Biochip implants may become part of a rote medical procedure. After that, interface with outside systems [ read "the collective"] is a logical next step."
Professor Kevin Warwick, the first known recipient of a biometric chip implant, speaks excitedly of human microchip implantation. "Right-o, got the signal, got the implant; all I've got to do is run a wire from the implant to my nervous system. I'm so excited about it, I want to get on with the next step straight away. Let's see if we can control computers directly from our nervous system."
When asked about the Borg-like ramifications of such technology, professor Warwick responds "It is possible for machines to become more intelligent than humans in the reasonably near future. Machines will then become the dominant life form on earth."
Spoken like a good little Borg wannabe.
And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. (Rev. 14:9-11)
By Thomas Horn
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