USA - Micro-Robots in Your Veins

Arno Froese

Scientists have created an army of microscopic four-legged robots too small to see with the naked eye that walk when stimulated by a laser and could be injected into the body through hypodermic needles, a study said.   

The robots described in the journal Nature are less than 0.1 millimeter wide—around the width of a human hair—and have four legs that are powered by on-board solar cells.  

By shooting laser light into these solar cells, researchers were able to trigger the legs to move, causing the robot to walk around.

“Fifty years of shrinking down electronics has led to some remarkably tiny technologies: you can build sensors, computers, memory, all in very small spaces, said the study’s co-author Marc Miskin. “But, if you want a robot, you need actuators, parts that move.”

“The next step is to build sophisticated circuitry: can we build robots that sense their environment and respond? How about tiny programmable machines? Can we make them able to run without human intervention?”  

Researchers said that they were able to produce the components for the robots in parallel, meaning they could make more than one million of them in each four-inch wafer of silicon. 

In a commentary also published in Nature, Allan Brooks and Michael Strano of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology said the concept of robots small enough to travel through blood vessels had been around since Nobel laureate Richard Feynman talked about the potential to “swallow the surgeon” in 1959. 

“The authors’ robots, although not autonomous in their current form, can be seen as a platform to which ‘brains’ and a battery can be attached,” they said, predicting the “hurdle of developing autonomous programmability for microrobots will soon be overcome.”, 26 August 2020

Arno's commentary

We may headline this and many other articles in the category: total dependence. That means man will find it difficult to exist outside the technological advancements, which seem to overtake each other almost on a daily basis. Needless to say, this could be very beneficial. These micro-robots could clean arteries, stimulate heartbeats, and regulate blood pressure. Frankly, very few would oppose such developments. 

However, our question is: where will it lead? There is no end in sight to technological inventions. Realizing that this planet is dominated by the god of this world, we know his intention: to cause all people on planet earth to be like-minded—thus avoiding conflicts, which often lead to war. Therefore, one can almost sense that, in the not-too-distant future, the imitation of Christ will reveal himself in the flesh; namely, Antichrist.

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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