AUSTRALIA - World’s First Human Bionic Eye

Arno Froese

A team of researchers at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, has built a bionic device that they say can restore vision to the blind through a brain implant.

It’s essentially the guts of a smartphone combined with brain-implanted micro electrodes, as TechCrunch reports. The “Gennaris bionic vision system,” a project that’s more than ten years in the making, bypasses damaged optic nerves to allow signals to be transmitted from the retina to the vision center of the brain.

“If successful, the MVG [Monash Vision Group] team will look to create a new commercial enterprise focused on providing vision to people with untreatable blindness and movement to the arms of people paralyzed by quadriplegia, transforming their health care,” [Lowery] said.

“With extra investment, we’ll be able to manufacture these cortical implants here in Australia at the scale needed to progress to human trials,” Marcello Rosa, professor of physiology at Monash and MVG member, said in the statement., 15 September 2020

Arno's commentary

This marvelous invention gives hope to millions who cannot see. Time will tell how successful the Monash University team will be. But in the end, there is little doubt that modern technology will be able to give sight to the blind.

Why are we confident that this will happen? Because the great imitator, the deceiver is revealed in 2 Thessalonians 2:9: “Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders.” Antichrist, during his rulership, will mimic that which Jesus accomplished: “Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped” (Isaiah 35:5).

While we greatly admire scientific achievements, we must not forget that all inventions like planes, motor vehicles, telephones, televisions, and computers will, in the end, be utilized to further the works of Antichrist. Although these things are not bad in themselves or evil, they lead toward continual independence from God the Creator. The image of the beast will be the masterpiece of mankind under the auspices of the evil one.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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