Giant Hologram of Turkish Prime Minister Speaks To Party Supporters - Preparations for Future "Beast" Communication?
February 05, 2014 | Lyn Leahz
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Technology has just been bumped up from science fiction to reality, and even scarier, politics!
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan could not attend a party meeting in Izmir last Sunday in person. But, no worries! He had the perfect solution! According to Turkish newspaper Hurriyet, an enormous hologram of himself was transmitted into the party chambers instead.
As the Erdogan hologram glimmered and then materialized, the crowd hooted and hollered while the likeness addressed the audience.
“We are going to elections in the shadow of attacks prepared by treasonous networks. I urge all my mayoral candidates to not waste any of their time,” Erdogan said, according to Hurriyet.
However, Erdogan isn’t the first to use a hologram in politics.
In February of 2011, USA Today Travel States:
In January, the music group Black Eyed Peas performed holographically at an awards show in France. Two small airports in Britain — Manchester and London Luton— have holographic images of staffers explaining security clearance rules. Others to appear via hologram technology in recent years: Former vice president Al Gore, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and British airline and media mogul Richard Branson.
The technology is the latest step in the "telepresence" evolution that's changing the meetings and conventions industry.
In 2012, an Indian politician, Narendra Modi, made use of the same technology as part of a promotion. In his efforts to seek re-election, he successfully broadcasted 26 holograms of himself onto stages across the Indian state of Gujarat.
And on April 15, 2012, the late Tupac Shakur gave a performance from beyond the grave at the Coachella Music Festival in California.
In a vision of the end times, the Apostle John was shown a mysterious facet of mankind’s apocalyptic culture. He saw that an actual political leader would arise called the “beast,” (Revelation 13:15) and that an “image of the beast” would also be present. He saw that this image would be separate from, yet likened to the beast himself.
Verse 15 clearly states that the beast will be able “to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.” This image is clearly much more than just a statue - the idea of giving life to an image that speaks seems to match the personification of holographic technology. One can safely assume that John, being from a day when technology such as we have now did not exist, struggled to describe exactly what he saw. The great debate is how literally do we take this passage or should some of it be understood in a more symbolic way?
Is it possible John may have seen holographic projections of the beast leader, which could “appear” as if by magic in multiple locations at once. In fact, in translation, the Greek word 'image' could mean image or likeness. And that is exactly what a holographic projection is! It is an image or likeness of the person's appearance being projected somewhere else.
Are we being conditioned for a technology that will be used by the Antichrist in order to reach masses of people at one time?
Interestingly enough Revelation emphasizes that it is by deceit that the people of the earth are brought about to worship this image and the Beast. In an age of digital manipulation - air brushing movie stars on magazine covers is just the tip of the iceberg. In 1997 the film "Wag the Dog" demonstrates how with a little Hollywood ingenuity people could be led to believe in an entirely fake war - all because they see it on TV. Is it possible the great signs of this 2nd beast are through technology rather than the supernatural? Only time will tell.
The Beast from the Earth
11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. 12 And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. 13 He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. 14 And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived. 15 He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. 16 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.