EUROPE - Study Finds Support for Human Augmentation

Arno Froese

Nearly two thirds of people in leading Western European countries would consider augmenting the human body with technology to improve their lives, mostly to improve health, according to research commissioned by Kaspersky.

As humanity journeys further into a technological revolution that its leaders say will change every aspect of our lives, opportunities abound to transform the ways our bodies operate from guarding against cancer to turbo-charging the brain.

“Human augmentation is one of the most significant technology trends today,” said Marco Preuss, European director of global research and analysis at Kaspersky, a Moscow-based cybersecurity firm.

The survey found that most people wanted any human augmentation to work for the good of humanity, though there were concerns that it would be dangerous for society and open to exploitation by hackers.

-www.reuters.com, 17 September 2020

Arno's commentary

Webster’s dictionary lists synonyms for the word “augmentation” as “accelerate, add, aggrandize, amplify, boost, build up, compound, enlarge, expand, extend, increase, multiply, super-size.” In summary, it means to make more of man: “…any human augmentation to work for the good of humanity…” Words such as “abate, decrease, deescalate, diminish, downsize, dwindle, lessen, reduce, subtract, etc.” are antonyms.

Mankind wants more for self.

What does the Bible say? Philippians 2:3 states: “Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.” Verse 7 speaks of Jesus: “But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men.” Such and other statements in Holy Scripture are diametrically opposed to the pagan man’s mind, whose spirit is saturated with the spirit of Mystery Babylon. “How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow” (Revelation 18:7).

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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