WALK

I believe it’s possible for humans to live — literally — hundreds of years, maybe even to 1,000.

I can’t help but believe it.

Think of Adam.

Think of Enoch.

Think of Noah.

I know! Noah wasn’t a real human. Or, Noah was a real human but he didn’t live 1,000 actual years.

So you say.

But the Bible, and this is true for believers and non, inspires, directs. The Bible is a makers guide. The Bible reveals that humans are endowed with the ability to make the impossible possible.

We are endowed with the divine.

To raise ourselves towards God is right — it makes us worthy of walking with God.

Don’t believe me.

Believe your current reality.

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

And God said, Let the earth put forth grass, herbs yielding seed, and fruit-trees bearing fruit after their kind, wherein is the seed thereof, upon the earth: and it was so.

This is you!

Speaking to your computer, tapping onto — or entering into — the screen.

What was once fantastical, demanding a faith in the word, in the book, and in God which no human could truly maintain, is being made common.

We are editing the genes of animals, and will likely soon deconstruct and revise every gene of an entire species.

Scientists can now more cheaply and efficiently edit animal and human DNA using the CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing system. But should we edit species, and if so, to what extent?

A computing fair for children will show you how to control a drone with your mind.

Prayers? The spirit? Fictions!

And yet, voices can control your devices, your Siri, your Alexa, voices which are there but which you cannot hear.

And God said…

Chinese researchers have discovered a terrifying vulnerability in voice assistants from Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Samsung, and Huawei. It affects every iPhone and Macbook running Siri, any Galaxy phone, any PC running Windows 10, and even Amazon’s Alexa assistant.

Using a technique called the DolphinAttack, a team from Zhejiang University translated typical vocal commands into ultrasonic frequencies that are too high for the human ear to hear, but perfectly decipherable by the microphones and software powering our always-on voice assistants. This relatively simple translation process lets them take control of gadgets with just a few words uttered in frequencies none of us can hear.

Still more nonsense: God knows what’s in your heart. God knows your (secret) thoughts.

Impossible! Fiction!

And yet…we have already built algorithms that know if you are gay.

Artificial intelligence can accurately guess whether people are gay or straight based on photos of their faces, according to new research that suggests machines can have significantly better “gaydar” than humans.

The study from Stanford University – which found that a computer algorithm could correctly distinguish between gay and straight men 81% of the time, and 74% for women.

But you fear to not believe.

I understand.

But know that humans living for hundreds of years may be among the least fantastical tales in the Bible.