Some of Bedford County’s firefighters, like John “Roc” Moore, can now add acting to their resume. “They used myself as a stunt double for the main character Mark Taylor, which was a whole lot of fun,” Moore said. Liberty University’s Cinematic Arts program and the fire department partnered together to help each other out. The true-life film, “Commander,” is about a firefighter with 20 years of experience who develops post-traumatic stress disorder, which ultimately leads to him having prophetic dreams. “His wife started interpreting and looking at the journals and realized that this was some kind of prophetic perspective,” Stephan Schultze, executive director of LU Cinematic Arts Program, said…
REASON NUMBER 5-MILLION TO ATTEND THE 2018 BRANSON TRUE LEGENDS CONFERENCE THIS SEPTEMBER—International Group “Anonymous” Uses SkyWatchTV Film “Inhuman” To Sound Warning Of “Neo-Deity” Transhumanist Movement
Over the weekend, the hacker group Anonymous released a 13-minute video Something Thought to be Impossible is Happening. The last four minutes, beginning at the 9:55 mark, is taken from the award-winning documentary produced by SkyWatchTV and Defender Films, Inhuman: The Next and Final Phase of Man is Here.
It’s Happening Now, And Resistance Is Futile! Scientists Engineering Brain-Machine Interfaces That Will Transform Humanity INTO THE BORG
Tools that will meld mind and machine are already a reality. Neurotech is a huge business with applications being developed for gaming, the military, medicine, social media, and much more to come. Neurotech Report projected in 2016 that the $7.6 billion market could reach $12 billion by 2020. Wired magazine called 2017, “a coming-out year for the brain machine interface (BMI).” Technologists are already working on projects that sound like stuff 20th century novelists JG Ballard and Philip K. Dick imagined in fictions, with dramatic potential psychological and social impact. The Economist (paywall) on Jan. 4 predicted that BMIs may “change what it means to be human.” Imagine your mind in constant direct contact with a machine, as if an iPhone lived with your brain and Siri bypassed sight and hearing, sound and screen, whispering sweet nothings and somethings straight into your psyche. It’s going to be an intense relationship with technology, very close and bizarre.
The agency does so using the same certification procedures required of drugs — “Altered genomic DNA in an animal that is intended to affect the structure or function of the body of the resulting animal meets the definition of a drug,” FDA spokesperson Juli Putnam said in an email to Futurism. The FDA’s rules encompass all editing processes, from transgenic editing (in which genes from one organism are introduced into another) to gene editing (which includes more precise editing techniques like CRISPR that simply “snip” portions of DNA to remove, relocate, or duplicate a useful trait)…
Are Nanospears That Deliver Genetic Material To Cells With Pinpoint Accuracy As Promising As They Sound… OR REVIVED WATCHERS TECH?
UCLA scientists have developed a new method that utilizes microscopic splinter-like structures called “nanospears” for the targeted delivery of biomolecules such as genes straight to patient cells. These magnetically guided nanostructures could enable gene therapies that are safer, faster and more cost-effective. The research was published in the journal ACS Nano by senior author Paul Weiss, UC Presidential Chair and distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry, materials science and engineering, and member of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA.
The Vatican Secret Archives are the stuff of legend. Reportedly filling some 85 kilometers of shelving in Vatican City, they contain the private letters and other documents of past popes, some of them dating back to the eighth century. The archives are closely guarded. Since 1881, though, scholars have had limited access to some of the documents, and even this has revealed much. For example, there’s a 60-meter scroll detailing the trials of the Knights Templar, which started in 1307 and lasted several years. There are letters to various popes from Michelangelo; from Henry VIII, requesting a marriage annulment; and from Mary, Queen of Scots, begging for intercession before her beheading.
On March 12, the governor of Washington signed into law a bill amending the state’s Uniform Parentage Act. This act officially permits women to be paid for carrying someone else’s child—in other words, “surrogate motherhood.” Previously, the law only permitted women to be reimbursed for medical and other expenses associated with surrogacy. The amendment, in effect, legalizes commercial surrogacy. So women can now rent out their wombs in Washington State. Sponsors of the bill insisted that the goal of the legislation is to reduce the suffering of infertile couples. But its real-world result will be to further commodify human life and exploit desperate women.
Actor Dennis Quaid is set to hit the big screen on March 16 in the new movie “I Can Only Imagine,” a feature film inspired by Mercy Me’s hit song by the same name. Quaid, who plays character Arthur Millard — real-life father of Mercy Me lead singer Bart Millard — revealed in a video clip that his Christian roots run deep. “I grew up in the Baptist church, went to Sunday school and then got baptized when I was 9,” he said, going on to explain that he eventually went on to travel the world and become a seeker. “I read the Bible cover to cover.”
Allowing disgruntled staff to stab voodoo dolls of their boss could help them feel less resentful and improve the quality of their work, a new study has suggested. According to the Health and Safety Executive, more than 12 million Britons are forced to take time off work each year because of stress and anxiety, often caused by pressure from overbearing or abusive managers. But rather than allowing staff to brood over their mistreatment, which can be detrimental to work, business experts have suggested they should be allowed to take out their anger on voodoo dolls.
The nascent Sanhedrin, a Biblically mandated court of 71 elders, released a letter in Hebrew, English and Arabic inviting the Arabs as the sons of Ishmael to take their role in supporting the Third Temple as prophesied by Isaiah. This move is far more than symbolic. It is intended to bring the entire world one step closer to the global peace that will characterize the Messianic era. The letter reads: “Dear brothers, the distinguished Sons of Ishmael, The great Arab nation, With the gracious help of the protector and Savior of Israel, Creator of the world by covenant, we declare that the footsteps of Messiah are evidently heard and that the time has come to rebuild the Temple on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem in its ancient place.” We, the Jews who advocate building of the Temple, are applying to your Honorable ones, who were nominated by their peoples to give oath, raise vows and gifts to the Temple as prophesied by prophet Isaiah concerning your essential role and honorable position in…