USA - First Neuralink Implant in Brain

Arno Froese

The first human patient has received an implant from brain-chip startup Neuralink and is recovering well, the company’s billionaire founder Elon Musk said.

The US Food and Drug Administration had given the company clearance last year to conduct its first trial to test its implant on humans, a critical milestone in the startup’s ambitions to help patients overcome paralysis and a host of neurological conditions.

In September, Neuralink said it received approval for recruitment for the human trial.

The study uses a robot to surgically place a brain-computer interface (BCI) implant in a region of the brain that controls the intention to move, Neuralink said previously, adding that its initial goal is to enable people to control a computer cursor or keyboard using their thoughts alone.

The company has faced calls for scrutiny regarding its safety protocols. Reuters reported earlier that the company was fined for violating US Department of Transportation (DOT) rules regarding the movement of hazardous materials., 30 January 2024

Arno's Commentary

Elon Musk, the South-African-born Canadian (now US citizen), is lately garnering more headlines than any other person on planet earth. A man of extraordinary daring ability to achieve his own internally-create goals—a true genius. 

What are the benefits of Neuralink? “Launched in 2016, the private venture claims its neural device will allow people with paraplegia to regain movement and restore vision to those born blind.” 

As for critique, the story reveals: “[The] Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine cited [that] the experiments resulted in chronic infections, seizures, paralysis, internal bleeding, and declining psychological health.”

Obviously, there will be benefits, which is the case with virtually all new inventions. Yet in the corner, a danger is lurking.

Many will ask, “Is this the mark of the beast?” We don’t think so. “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads” (Revelation 13:16). We note the word “receive.” Luther uses the word “give,” while several other translations use the word “force.” Based on our understanding of end-time developments, we allow for the possibility that humanity at large will jubilantly receive the mark of the beast. Note, verse 3b says: “and all the world wondered after the beast.”

The spirit of Antichrist attempts to replace Jesus the Messiah. Success galore will be his trademark, which is already in the works nowadays. At the pinnacle, humanity will experience peace, prosperity, and security as never before. Super-successful computer technology—in this case, Neuralink—is just another stepping-stone for man’s self-determination. The most successful nations in the world are those that utilize scientific technology to the utmost, but without the Creator. Mankind worships his own work. Thus, material becomes god. In the end, one person will achieve the utmost deception by “[sitting] in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God” (2 Thessalonians 2:4b). Self-glorification is the key to destruction. Humility, however, is the key to life.

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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