In my newest illustration, I try and illustrate the whole world unified as one by way of the web – eCommerce, gaming, communication, and many others. In a gif, you possibly can see my completely different sketches.
Repent, for the top is nigh! This rallying cry of demented fanatics could have drawn a chuckle of two in memes, however it isn’t so humorous in 2020. This yr has been marked by devastating pure disasters, a pandemic that has shut down economies globally, and seen riots and anarchy the world over. Throw in biblical prophecies of the anti-Christ and “the mark of the beast”, and you can’t assist however assume this is the top.
Science and faith have at all times been unusual bedfellows. Some Christians in America have shunned expertise and nonetheless stay in a darkish age lit by oil lamps. Others have lauded Christian inventors for constructing cornerstones of expertise, corresponding to father of electronics, Michael Faraday, who developed the science of electrical energy.
The Christian bible itself referred to expertise. Revelations tells of two witnesses of God who will prophesy and “stand earlier than the Lord of the earth”. They’ve the ability to guage the world however might be killed by the beast. Their corpses might be considered by “each folks, tribe and language and nations”. Some Christians say this bears witness to satellite tv for pc tv and maybe even stay streaming.
Students have additionally claimed to have cracked a hidden code that foretells the top of days in 2021. Rabbis, monks, mathematicians and professors declare the primary 5 books of the Jewish Torah predicted the election of American President Donald Trump and the destruction of the American World Commerce Heart on 9/11. A documentary defined the unique Jewish textual content — written with out punctuation or areas — appears to be like virtually like laptop code, which confirmed students the right way to decode it.
Mark of the beast
Earlier this yr, Microsoft filed a patent numbered W0/2020/060606. It was for a microchip inserted right into a human physique that might generate knowledge to mine cryptocurrency, claimed Cointelegraph. Christians consider 666 is the variety of the beast talked about within the bible. Fullfact.org later clarified that the patent made no point out of an embedded chip. As a substitute, knowledge can be collected by way of a sensor from a tool.
Earlier this yr, Elon Musk demonstrated a mind laptop interface (BCI) designed by his firm Neuralink. The demo fell wanting its guarantees to ‘resolve vital mind of backbone points with seamlessly implanted gadgets’, mentioned The Subsequent Net. In precise reality, BCIs have been deployed for some time now and a paper was revealed this yr with insights from actual customers.
To Christians, the neurochip portends the ‘mark of the beast’ which might be positioned on their heads or their proper fingers and other people couldn’t commerce with out it. Whereas Musk’s Neuralink could not have cost capabilities — but — it isn’t a stretch of the creativeness to say it might properly be added — the above talked about 666 software program by Microsoft for instance.
Within the background, I function X Æ A-Xii as a god ruling the world, checking the time on the watch, along with his father Elon Musk’s SPACE-X satelite orbiting round earth.
2020: Yr of the Anti-Christ
On Might four this yr, Musk and Canadian musician Grimes welcomed a child into the world. In true celeb vogue, they named the boy X Æ A-Xii. Twitter exploded as folks tried to say the title.
Some theorists have famous the title could also be extra sinister. Youtube channel Vivid Bizarre has posited a concept that the infant’s uncommon title provides as much as 666. Apparently, Grimes mentioned “A-XII” is a nod to their favorite plane, often known as the Archangel. The satan is a fallen archangel. Additionally, Grimes’ music has as soon as been described as “the type of music you think about a bunch of vampires would take heed to…”. Everyone knows the best way to kill vampires is with Holy Water, Crucifixes and the Holy Eucharist.
Additionally take into account this trinity of indicators: Area X owns the satellite tv for pc and skies (heavens); Neuralink embedding chips (mark) on head; and, some say, the second coming of Christ will occur after 2030, which can make X Æ A-Xii 10 years outdated. Apparently, Damien, the protagonist in, arguably, the scariest Anti-Christ film of all time, The Omen, was 13 when he accepts his unholy powers. Like many teenpreneurs, that might place X Æ A-Xii at a chief age to make use of patent 060606. Or maybe the identical time as Jesus began his ministry at age 30? That will put it at 2050.
A unified world
The Christian bible additionally tells the story of the Tower of Babel the place males, capable of talk in a single language, sought to achieve heaven. Seeing this, God mentioned: “If as one folks talking the identical language, they’ve begun to do that, then nothing they plan to do might be not possible for them.” God then scattered and gave them completely different tongues.
Fb is already aiming to be a one-stop platform for social connection, gaming, and even for funds throughout Fb, Instagram and Messenger. It’s going to in fact be doing so through “Venture Libra”, a digital cash designed for the plenty. Exterior of the Fb household, Libra can ostensibly be used on Uber, Spotify and MasterCard.
4 years in the past in China, Wechat had already grabbed headlines for providing an all-in-one platform. Customers might hail a cab, e book film screenings, play video games, pay payments, verify in for flights and extra. In Singapore, Seize has related ambitions. The ride-hailing firm just lately acknowledged transport is not a key driver of its progress, as a substitute meals and monetary companies account for 50 per cent of its gross merchandise quantity (GMV).
China additionally has bold plans for its digital Yuan. A digital cash that isn’t a cryptocurrency, it goals to be the reference — or international — forex of the long run. Nevertheless, proper now, its most urgent subject is the mistrust of the Chinese language authorities. The Europeans usually are not far behind with their very own digital euro however in accordance with the Financial institution of Worldwide Settlements, the digital Yuan is probably the most far alongside. These are all indicators of a unified world, one thing God doesn’t approve.
The approaching of the Son of Perdition
The top days will see the manifestation of the Anti-Christ, a person that can set up a brand new authorities, convey a few unified faith and construct a brand new temple, says Ambassadors of Christ (AoC). United States’ President Trump’s “deal of the century” to convey peace within the Center East is step one on this prophecy.
Observers say the deal, which sits favourably with the Christian Zionist and Evangelicals, could maintain Trump within the White Home for a second time period. Some Christian evangelicals have even deigned to maintain Trump in energy so peace can reign within the Center East—thus setting the wheels in movement for the top occasions.