Radio Controlled Locusts: HIMEMS Prophesied in Revelation 9


Radio Controlled Locusts: HIMEMS Prophesied in Revelation 9

Hybrid Insect Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (HIMEMS) are part insect, part machine. A microcircuit is inserted into the insect during the pupae stage. And used to control the insect when it reaches adulthood.

"Cornell University researchers have succeeded in implanting electronic circuit probes into tobacco hornworms as early pupae. The hornworms pass through the chrysalis stage to mature into moths whose muscles can be controlled with the implanted electronics."

When combined with the concept of entomological bioterror, locusts with with gold-plated circuit boards on their heads certainly conjures the image of Apollyon's creatures that emerge from the bottomless pit in Revelation 9. Read the passage below. Perhaps a wire antenna trails them to extend their range from the radio controller, possibly from orbit. Since locusts have strong mandibles, but no stinger, they would have to be adapted with a syringe to deliver their poison.

"And the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star fallen from heaven to earth, and he was given the key of the shaft of the bottomless pit; he opened the shaft of the bottomless pit, and from the shaft rose smoke like the smoke of a great furnace, and the sun and the air were darkened with the smoke from the shaft."

"Then from the smoke came locusts on the earth, and they were given power like the power of scorpions of the earth; they were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any green growth or any tree, but only those of mankind who have not the seal of God upon their foreheads; they were allowed to torture them for five months, but not to kill them, and their torture was like the torture of a scorpion, when it stings a man. And in those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will long to die, and death will fly from them."

"In appearance the locusts were like horses arrayed for battle; on their heads were what looked like crowns of gold; their faces were like human faces, their hair like women's hair, and their teeth like lions' teeth; they had scales like iron breastplates, and the noise of their wings was like the noise of many chariots with horses rushing into battle. They have tails like scorpions, and stings, and their power of hurting men for five months lies in their tails. They have as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit; his name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek he is called Apollyon." (Revelation 9:1-11 RSV)

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Creepy! I expect to see this concept find it's way into the next doomsday film. The radio transmitter is damaged and the bugs go out of control. There's a geeky guy that predicts it, but nobody listens to him. Least of all a war-hungry colonel who releases the insects on their first mission in spite of the risks. The geek has to save a love interest and the nearby town. The colonel lives long enough to see the error of his ways. This thing writes itself. Are Golan and Globus still making movies?

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