May 17, 2009

The Second Industrial Revolution

By Britt Gillette

Last month, Fox News interviewed world famous physics professor Michio Kaku to discuss the creation of a revolutionary battery by Angela Belcher of MIT…

Watch Michio Kaku on Fox News

But the star of the discussion wasn’t Belcher’s breakthrough or battery technology itself, but rather an entirely new phase of technological development, which Prof. Kaku describes as “a Second Industrial Revolution.”

This is significant because it’s one of the first times a mainstream media network has mentioned molecular manufacturing in a realistic context.

Below are some excerpts of Prof. Kaku’s comments, followed by my own thoughts…
“A virus cuts and splices other molecules together. At the key juncture, then you manufacture billions of these things. This could set off a second industrial revolution. Imagine molecular factories creating Pentium chips. Molecular factories creating batteries.”
Think molecular manufacturing is impossible?

Some people do?

They’re wrong.

How can I be so certain?

Because humans are molecular machines. So are plants, animals, bacteria, and viruses. Each of these organisms has the ability to self-replicate and to manufacture copies with molecular precision.

Prof. Kaku hits the nail on the head when he draws the parallel between a virus and manufacturing system. Once humanity gains control over a process viruses have utilized since the beginning of time, things will never be the same again.

As Prof. Kaku states…
“It could create a second industrial revolution. The first industrial revolution was based on mass production of large machines. The second industrial revolution could be molecular manufacture.”
“We’re talking about a new way of manufacturing almost everything. Instead of having robots that are gigantic and clumsy, you now have molecular robots, because what does a virus do? A virus cuts and splices and dices other molecules. So why not use that molecular ability to create a whole plethora of things for the computer age and the electric age? And so this could remove many bottlenecks in our manufacturing industry.”
So what does this Second Industrial Revolution look like?

Nanofactory Animation

The YouTube video below provides an incredible visual representation of a tabletop nanofactory, a future household appliance with an internal molecular manufacturing capability…

Watch the Animated Nanofactory

From Animation to Reality

Could the animation above simply be “a movie trailer” of things to come?

More than two years ago, I wrote a post on this site titled “Molecular Manufacturing in 3 to 5 Years?

And the YouTube animation above is at least that old…

My point?

Molecular manufacturing is well on its way to becoming reality, and the world needs to be prepared. Such a powerful technology in the hands of one individual or a small group will inevitably lead to world government and an atmosphere where freedom and liberty are severely threatened…


Take some time to review these past posts… You might view these observations as idle speculation, but the rational mind should view them as evidence of an imminent event of profound significance.

What’s that upcoming event?

It’s not the start of the Second Industrial Revolution…

It’s the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

If you have yet to understand the significance of this time, that the world we live in is radically different than the world of past generations, then let this serve as a wake-up call.

Two thousand years ago, Peter spoke of our generation
“Most importantly, I want to remind you that in the last days scoffers will come, mocking the truth and following their own desires. They will say, ‘What happened to the promise that Jesus is coming again? From before the times of our ancestors, everything has remained the same since the world was first created.’” 2 Peter 3:3-4 (NLT)
Does a Second Industrial Revolution sparked by molecular manufacturing sound like a world where “everything has remained the same” since the times of our ancestors?

Of course not.

Simple observation reveals a world where social and technological change is taking place at a rapid, exponential pace.

This isn’t random chance. It’s a sign of something to come.

That something is not the singularity, and it’s not molecular manufacturing.

It’s the return of Jesus Christ.

If you’re wise, you’ll take note and make preparations for His return…
“See, I am coming soon, and my reward is with me, to repay all according to their deeds. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” Revelation 22:12-13 (NLT)