“And out of the smoke locusts came down on the earth and were given power like that of the scorpions of the earth…not to harm the grass…but only those people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads.” (Rev 9:3-4)
As we read the Book of Revelation we have to constantly keep in mind that the author, John, had no understanding of what he was seeing and no vocabulary with which to describe it. In the above passage John is seeing small things that look like some kind of insects attacking, stinging and tormenting specifically designated people while leaving other specifically designated people alone.
For centuries Biblical prophecy scholars could make no sense of this passage other than to assume that real insects were somehow involved; after all, there was no other explanation possible. Until now.
On October 15, 2020 The Guardian Newspaper (HQ London) ran an article entitled Machines set loose to slaughter: the dangerous rise of military AI. The article was adapted from the book, New Laws of Robotics: Defending Human Expertise in the Age of AI by Frank Pasquale, which will be published by Harvard University Press on October 27, 2020. Since I do not have permission from either The Guardian or Frank Pasquale I will try very hard to be respectful of their legal rights. Everything that is a direct quote I will show in italics.
The article starts out by describing a scene from the film Slaughterbots that shows a swarm of small drones released from a van then entering into a building through the windows and killing people inside. “The lesson that the film is trying to impart is clear: tiny killer robots are either here or a small technological advance away. Terrorists could easily deploy them. And existing defenses are weak or nonexistent.”
The article mentions that developing technology adapted to military use predicts, “Swat teams will send mechanical insects equipped with video cameras to creep inside a building during a hostage standoff”. One “microsystems collaborative” has already released Octoroach, an “extremely small robot with a camera and radio transmitter that can cover up to 100 metres on the ground”. If mechanical roaches can carry cameras, they can carry weapons.
“Ronald Arkin of the Georgia Institute of Technology has also developed target classification to protect sites such as hospitals and schools.” If you can assure that certain targets are not harmed, then you can program the drones to target specific entities, including certain humans. It’ll be a piece of cake since those people not sealed by the antichrist – the Mark of the Beast – can be easily identified and targeted by a pre-programmed drone “insect”. Apparently those sealed by God will be supernaturally protected.
The article continues, “Civilians are routinely killed by military drones piloted by humans. Removing that possibility may involve an equally grim future in which computing systems conduct such intense surveillance on subject populations that they can assess the threat posed by each person within it (and liquidate or spare them accordingly).”
This AI machine will be used to control people and target those citizens of the one world government who do not conform at either the individual or the collective level. This whole thing may sound like science fiction but it is not. As far back as 2015 the US military announced it had developed swarming technology. They call it LOCUST (Low Cost Unmanned Swarming Technology).
So John was correct in describing what he saw; they will, in fact, be locusts. God’s Word stands as written. We serve an amazing God.
Please, neither off-handedly accept nor reject what is said in this blog. Check it out. Look it up for yourself in the Bible. If you are a child of God you are in good hands and there is the most wonderful eternity waiting for you. If you are not a Christ follower, now is a really good time to honestly explore the truth claims of the Bible.