Bible Prophecy Fulfilled Today: Knowledge Shall Increase

During the time of the Persian Empire, an angel told
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Daniel, the Hebrew prophet, "But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased." (Daniel 12:4). Today, we are seeing a dramatic fulfilment of this prophecy that was written around 2,500 years ago.

Recent inventions include the following:

Researchers are making progress toward using drones for building projects. At the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, drones are being trained to weave structures out of cable. "The drones are positioned and directed autonomously from the ground by a central computer fitted with a camera that watches them as they fly. For example, to loop cables around each other, the computer directs two drones to fly through certain points at an exact time. In this way, the fleet can tie complicated knots and form large, regularly repeating patterns strung between fixed structures" ("Spider-drones weave high-rise structures out of cables," New Scientist, Nov. 8, 2013). The MIT Media Lab in Massachusetts is using robots with robotic clamps to build towers of magnetic blocks.

A virtual reality headset will allow judges and juries to analyse a crime scene in 3D. This is possible with new technology that allows crime scene investigators to capture 3D information. The technology includes laser mapping of the scene and MRI and CT scanners to get a detailed picture of injuries ("Forensic holodeck to transport jury to the crime scene," New Scientist, Jan. 9, 2015). The developers of the new technology are using gaming software, which has become sophisticated enough to create virtual worlds, and a gaming headset, Oculus Rift. It might be possible to view a murder scene from the point of view of the murderer, the victim, or a third person.

Researchers are developing technology to create a 3D image of a room by beaming a laser through a keyhole. Scientists at the Harbin Institute of Technology in China have successfully identified the shape and position of cardboard letters spelling HIT through a 2 centimetre hole in a wall ("Map a room by shining a laser through the keyhole," New Scientist, Jan. 5, 2015). For now the technology is in infancy, requiring special conditions.

Scientists at the University of Texas have invented a way to reconstruct conversations by taking photos of the environment in which the words were spoken ("Six Incredible Spy Technologies," Live Science, Jan. 2, 2015). "The sound spying system takes advantage of the fact that sound waves produce minute, invisible-to-the-naked-eye vibrations that can still be caught on camera. ... The new technique now means that, theoretically, anyone who can snap photos or video of a room could recreate conversations that occurred there" ("Six Incredible Spy Technologies," Live Science, Jan. 2, 2015).

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