ISRAEL - Mapping the Earth Underground

Arno Froese

Founded in 2021 by a trio of Israeli army officers from the tech-savvy 8200 and 81 intelligence units, Exodigo has developed AI-powered technology to create 3D digital maps, which it says can scan the ground across any kind of terrain by using multiple sensors deployed by small carts and drones.

Co-founder and CEO of Exodigo, Jeremy Suard explained that current methods of underground mapping do deploy one or two kinds of sensors, but Exodigo is the first in the world to develop the software and AI that can merge different signals together into a single map of a site using algorithms to detect potential hazards, such as underground utilities, by locating pipes, cables, soil layers, rocks, minerals, and groundwater.

“In our view any construction project in the world should map the underground before it’s done — even if it’s a small private project, even if it’s just your backyard,” he added.

Talking about what’s next, Suard said that Exodigo will very soon be coming out with additional software for mapping soil composition of natural ground layers such as sand, clay, rocks, sinkholes or water level.

Suard said that he was very proud that Exodigo’s technology was recently selected among the 200 best innovations of 2022 by Time magazine.

“I think that we are not just another software or cloud or crypto company out there. We are trying to solve a major problem,” he said.

-www.timesofisrael.com, 5 December 2022

Arno's Commentary

What lies underground is invisible to those above ground. Utility companies have learned to bury tracer wires with their pipelines, be it water, gas, electric, or communication lines, which allow utility location services to find and mark lines years later. Apparently, Exodigo looks further; it can detect minerals and groundwater. That information is indeed valuable because, as the article states, “According to Exodigo estimates, more than $100 billion annually is spent on unnecessary excavation and drilling every year.”

What Exodigo cannot do is go deeper.

A horrible judgment came upon the house of Korah, who rebelled against Moses: “And it came to pass, as he had made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground clave asunder that was under them: And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods” (Numbers 16:31-32). From Revelation 20, we learn that the dragon, the old serpent, the Devil, also called Satan, will be cast into the bottomless pit: “And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season” (verse 3). That’s much deeper.

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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