Can We Create Superhumans?

Can We Create Superhumans?


Announcer: The followingis a presentation ofTomorrow’s World.The hunt is on. frustrated by limitations in human health, strength, speed, and intelligence, many are actively trying to create literal superhumans! Whether through advances in technology and engineering, through medicine and nutrition, or even through direct genetic or biological alteration of the body, scientists are trying to create a new kind of human-stronger, smarter, and faster, and with new abilities and powers that no human has ever had before. Will we soar beyond the limits of our own mortality and create a newer, better, stronger humanity? Can we craft our destiny as a species on planet earth? And what does Almighty God and Bible prophecy say about such efforts? Join us today on Tomorrow’s World, as we ask “Can We Create Superhumans?” Stay tuned! ♪ Greetings, and welcome to Tomorrow’s World! My name is Wallace Smith, and I am delighted that you’ve joined us today! The topic we are going to examine on today’s program is fascinating. We’re asking the question, “Can We Create Superhumans?” And while it seems a crazy question, you’ll find that we are now at a place in the history of civilization where that question is not as crazy as it sounds. We’re also making available to all of our viewers today one of the most astonishing resources that we have to offer, our free booklet, “Your Ultimate Destiny” be sure to write down the contact information that will show on your screen during today’s program to get your own free copy. Is it at all possible that we can create actual superhumans -human beings with powers and abilities that far outstrip the rest of us mere mortals? Can you imagine people with the ability to see not just regular light like the rest of us, but also ultraviolet light or infrared light, beyond the visible range of human beings? Or perhaps someone with the strength to lift a car over his head, or who can run with the speed of a cheetah? Imagine being invulnerable To sickness or injury -invulnerable to radiation or chemical attack -eternally young and invulnerable to death, itself! Imagine humanity giving way to an ENHANCED humanity-superhumans, with powers and abilities beyond anything we have now! Now while all of that may seem like science fiction, mankind has grown in his scientific understanding and technological ability to manipulate the world around him, and that includes manipulating himself! Many things that may have seemed forever a part of the world of impossible science fiction only a generation ago is beginning to enter the world of the possible today! And, really, this shouldn’t surprise us. The Bible contains a very interesting tale from mankind’s early history: The story of the Tower of Babel. God had wanted mankind to spread over the whole earth, but, instead, mankind stayed in one place and began building a towerto unify the people in onenation and city, decidingto ignore God’s desires.Seeing mankind unified,God made aninteresting observation.We read it in Genesis chapter 11, verse 6 where God comments on what a unified humanity is capable of: Knowing what mankind would do with such power, God delayed mankind’s advancement by confusing the languages of mankind there at the Tower of Babel. Human knowledge is advancing at a startling, almost frightening pace. Daniel, as well prophesied about the times in which we live, saying that during the end times, And has it ever! But many are increasingly turning that knowledge inward in a proactive way, seeking not just to understand the human body, but to modify it. In fact, many who call themselves “transhumanists” seem to believe that mankind is destined in some way to use his knowledge to modify himself, to craft a new version of humanity out of the old -a new mankind that is no longer restricted by the limitations of our species! Even now, around the world,Scientists, genetisists,medical researchers, inventors,and engineers are seekingto take mankind into therealm of the superhuman!Seeking not only torestore fully functioningbodies to the injured or disabled, but also to enhance human abilities to completely superhuman levels -making our species invulnerable to disease, remarkably strong, seemingly infinitely intelligent, and possessing abilities and skills only seen in science fiction movies or children’s comic books! We’ll begin to look at some of the frontiers of those efforts in our next segment. But first, let me give you an opportunity to request our free resource today,“Your Ultimate Destiny.”It’s been calledone of the greatestmysteries of the Bible:What is the purpose of man?What’s the purposeof YOUR life?What is God trying toachieve in youand through you?Even the vast majority ofChristian churches whoclaim to teach out of theBible simply do not knowor will not say!This free resource will help you answer the mystery of your purpose for yourself, from the pages of your own Bible. Request your own copy, today!Announcer: To receive thisprogram’s offerabsolutely free, or ifyou would like moreinformation, call thenumber shown or visit ourwebsite online attomorrowsworld.org.Or you can write us atthe address shown.Announcer: With this offer,you will also receiveyour free subscription to“Tomorrow’s World” magazinefull of timely articlesand unique insightson today’s important issues.“Tomorrow’s World” magazinekeeps you up to datewith world trends,bible prophecy,and the very meaningof life itself.“Tomorrow’s World”…Call now!Welcome back! Today we’re looking at efforts to create virtual “superhumans” out of humanity, and what has made such efforts possible are the incredible advancements in science and technology that we have achieved. In fact, our knowledge seems to be accelerating year by year. For instance, we stand of the threshold of remarkable ability to modify and rewrite our own DNA-the human genetic code. DNA is the molecular building block of life,containing our cells’programming instructionsfor how to build our bodies.Yet, now, mankind has toolsthat allow him to modifythat genetic code as easilyas you can change the spellingof a word in a document on a word processor! Damaged genetics have been found to play a role in many of our most serious diseases, such as heart disease, many cancers, certain cases of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, and many many others. Imagine being able to “edit” them away, like one would edit a document on your laptop! And many scientists NOW talk of doing just that! Yet, with that knowledge comes remarkable power. If you can customize the programming of human life, you can customize human life, itself. And many suggest that we begin doing just that! In a March 5, 2015 article from the MIT Technology Review, author Antonio Regalado wrote about our new found ability to edit the DNA of embryos and to modify children before they’re even born. In the article, he speaks to Dr. George Church, a leading geneticist with Harvard Medical School and a passionate advocate for human enhancementAs the article states,Can you imagine a humanity with super-dense bones, leaner muscles, immunity to vast numbers of diseases, viruses, and ailments? Scientists like Dr. Church want to reengineer humanity in just such ways! He envisions a world, to use the article’s words, My friends, this is not science fiction! These possibilities are being discussed TODAY! Reengineering mankind for super health, super strength, super endurance, and super intelligence! In the words of geneticist Dr. Jennifer Doudna, from the MIT article, And what we cannot engineer into mankind’s DNA, we are increasingly able to simply build and attach. Mankind has long used his capacity for invention to make up for deficiencies caused by injury or disability. We’ve created artificial limbsfor those who havelost their own,cochlear implants for the deaf,and even artificial eyesfor the blind.Yet increasingly many, today,are seeking to go further than merely replacing lost function by using technology to actually expand human capacities beyond normal limitations into superhuman levels -even adding new “senses” or abilities that no human being naturally has. In fact, transhumanists see adding high-tech machinery permanently to our body as a way to help humanity accelerate its “progress” and choose its own step in what is seen as its “evolution.” The science fiction term for such technologically enhanced individuals is “cyborg”-yet cyborgs are increasingly no longer confined to the realm of science fiction. In it’s October 20, 2014 report, “The Real Cyborgs,” the London Daily Telegraph reported on several “real life” individuals who have modified themselves with technology-such as inserting compasses in their body, RFID access chips into their hands and USB drives into their fingers. Adding digital cameras to their prosthetic eyes. The horizon holds a world of new and frightening possibilities. For instance, scientists have developed artificial muscles that are 100 times stronger than human muscle tissue. Also, the science of creating “Brain Machine Interfaces” has opened up multiple avenues where humanscan increasingly controlmachines purelywith their thoughts.Again, God’s words from the Tower of Babel should come to mind: A growing number of people believe human destiny is to be not just flesh and blood, but superhumans of flesh, blood, silicone, and steel. In fact, certain parties are very interested in making that destiny happen, and are investing millions of dollars to make it a reality, today. We’ll talk about some of them in just a moment. But before that, let me take another opportunity to allow you to request our free booklet, “Your Ultimate Destiny.”The fact is that God hascreated us for a purposeand a cause thatis so beautifulit staggers the mindto contemplate it.That purpose is misunderstoodby virtually everyChristian denominationunder the sun,even though it is staring at them straight out of the pages of their own Bibles. And knowing that simple but awesome purpose provides more hope and strength in difficult times than you could ever imagine. This is a free resource -there is no obligation or cost. It is already paid for by people around the world who simply want as many people as possible to know that they have come to know: The divinely ordained purpose for their lives. It’s time you found out, too. Request your copy, today.Today’s offer is yoursabsolutely free.No cost, no obligation.Visit us online at“tomorrowsworld.org,”find us on Facebook,watch us on YouTube,and follow us on Twitter.Welcome back! We’ve been discussing mankind’s growing ability to alter his own species -to create an enhanced version of humanity, or superhumans. Perhaps no agencies have embraced the “transhumanist” agenda quite as completely as the world’s military forces. For many decades, organizations such as the United States’ Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, commonly known as DARPA, have poured countless millions upon millions of dollars into investigating ways to transform ordinary human beings into the perfect super soldiers. And some of that research is being used, today. In his November 2011 article for The Independent, titled “‘Super soldiers’: The quest for the ultimate human killing machine,” writer Michael Hanlon describes several such “super soldier” projects. On the medical front, pills have been developed that enable soldiers work at full, undiminished capacity for a full 48 hours, without sleep. Also, researchers have investigated drugs thatalter the memories of soldiersso as to remove guilt andtrauma or to removeunwanted memories.Companies like Lockheedand Raytheon have developed futuristic “exoskeletons,” such as the H.U.L.C., or “HULC.” Soldiers strap these machines to their arms, legs, and torso to give them super strengthand endurance,allowing them to effortlesslyaccomplish feats such aslifting and carrying200 pounds and running10 miles per hour but withoutany noticeable exertion.Considering the possibilitiesof soldiers with superhuman powers-the ability to jump or run or lift more than today’s mere mortals -it is possible that such individuals might fit biblically prophesied descriptions of End-Time warfare. As one example, consider the words of the prophet Joel, speaking of the time around the coming Day of the Lord: While the details of how to understand such passages may remain to be seen, it is hard not to imagine some of these efforts reflected in those verses! The possibilities stretch the imagination and, frankly, they’re terrifying. Humanity seems to have a special knack for taking what he has learned and doing the most terrible things with that knowledge! Consider all we have looked at so far: means medical, mechanical, and even potentially monstrous-all intended to surpass our mortal, human bounds and take our destiny radically into our own hands and recrafting humanity according to our own whims and fantasies. Yet, what is missing from all of these attempts? What is missing is any consideration of the desires and plan of Almighty GOD! The One who created our lives to begin with! We are mortal and vulnerable to sickness and disease because of our sins. And any human, purely physical attempt to advance mankind and make irrelevant the penalty that our sin earns that does not include addressing the issue of human sin and our rebellion against God, will NOT end in success! But the One who created us already HAS a superhuman destiny and a superhuman purpose for us, though almost EVERYONE, including those who claim to know Him, is completely ignorant of that destiny and that purpose! Like Adam and Eve before us, we continue to set God aside to pursue our own desires and to craft our own purpose-even when, if the truth were known, we would see that ANY PURPOSE THAT WE COULD CRAFT would pale into UTTER and PATHETIC INSIGNIFICANCE compared to the purpose God has planned for each one of us! We’ll talk about that as we conclude in just a moment, but first let me give you one more opportunity to request this week’s free offer, “Your Ultimate Destiny.” I personally do not know a more eye-opening and heart-stirring book in our entire library.There are many in theworld who do not want youto read the plain truththat this booklet explains,straight from your own Bible,but I can’t imagine anythingthat you need to know more.There is a hope you do nothave in your life,and this book is designedto help you find it.Just call, write, or clickright now.Announcer: To receive thisprogram’s offerabsolutely free, or ifyou would like moreinformation, call thenumber shown or visit ourwebsite online attomorrowsworld.org.Or you can write us atthe address shown.Announcer: With this offer,you will also receiveyour free subscription to“Tomorrow’s World” magazinefull of timely articlesand unique insightson today’s important issues.“Tomorrow’s World” magazinekeeps you up to datewith world trends,bible prophecy,and the very meaningof life itself.“Tomorrow’s World”…Call now!Welcome back! We have been talking about mankind’s attempts to create superhumans of ourselves, but rather than seek vainly in ignorance for a means to enhance humanity in unnatural ways, with the risk of creating monsters of ourselves -or worse -mankind would do well to seek the advice and counsel of the only human being in ALL of human history who has actually ACHIEVED the goal of becoming superhuman: JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH! Our booklet today goes into the astonishing and amazing detail that we simply do not have time to discuss completely here on the program, but it will prove for you beyond doubt, that the purpose of the Creator -through the life, death, and life, again, of Jesus Christ-is to add human beings to the FAMILY OF GOD, HIMSELF. As the Apostle Paul says to those who have repented of their sins in this life, have been forgiven of those sins through the blood of Christ, and have committed themselves to following Jesus Christ and taking His way of life as their own, they are children of God, “Joint heirs with Christ”! That means so much more than most anyone gives it credit for! The full truth of those words is taught by almost no religion on earth, including those who claim the name of Christ for themselves! It involves the amazing truth of 1 John 3, verse 2. Like a child in the womb, awaiting his birth when he will join His parents and the rest of his family, John says that we, too, are waiting for our own birth-the resurrection from the dead, when we will see Jesus Christ in His divine glory AND when we will SHARE THAT GLORY, reflecting as He does the very power, nature, and glory of GOD as a member of the FAMILY of God! How He is now, we shall be! So says the Word of God! Can you imagine the existence that God Almighty offers us in His Family, possessing the divine glory Jesus Christ NOW possesses? It was the God Family -the Father and Jesus Christ -who created the very universearound us!Who designed the stars,the planets, and the entiretyof the vast cosmos!Who crafted the very lawsof physics and wove thefabric of reality?Who designed life onplanet earth, and who gaveyou your mind -the giftsof thought and reason?God-whose own mind comprehends the entirety of the universe in a moment, whose eyes see all things, and whose hands can accomplish all He desires -this same GOD desires to make each one of us a PART OF HIS FAMILY -experiencing life and reality JUST AS HE DOES! On the same PLANE OF EXISTENCE that HE DOES! It is a future FAR BEYOND IMAGINATION, full of DIVINE POWER and EXISTENCE and DYNAMIC PURPOSE that encompasses GLORY, DOMINION, and FULFILLING CREATIVITY, WORK, and MEANING throughout ALL ETERNITY in the FAMILY OF GOD! Rather than focusing on the meager and relatively EMPTY hopes of researchers and scientists who can never exceed the bounds of this life, can you seek a purpose and a life that puts such puny dreams to shame? It all begins with learning about that purpose -the reason you are drawing every breath right now -and that begins with getting your own personal copy of the resource we are sending out today: “Your Ultimate Destiny.” DON’T FORGET! And don’t forget, as well, to check out our many other resources at TomorrowsWorld.org, as well as joining our communities on Facebook and Twitter. And, finally, don’t forget to come back next week! We’ll be right here, ready to boldly share with you God’s startling truths and insights about the world around you, and what prophecy reveals about the world to come. Until next week, please pray for us, as we pray for you. Take care. ♪Announcer: To view theTomorrow’s World telecast,or request today’s free offer,visit us online attomorrowsworld.org,remember to find us onFacebook, and be sure tofollow us on Twitter.Announcer: The precedingprogram is produced by theLiving Church of God.

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