Scientists Unveil the World’s First Cyborg Plant

The concept of “green energy” got a whole lot more literal this week, when scientists announced they’d successfully turned living roses into electronic circuits. At the end of the article, we will discuss the implications of this technology and how it will impact end time prophecy.

Despite how it sounds, the aim isn’t to create a race of leafy green borg that will one day rise up and enslave their human masters. Instead, think smart plants that can sense and display environmental changes, or crops whose growth can be regulated at the flick of a switch. Or plant-based fuel cells that convert the photosynthetic sugars into electricity. The very first electronic plant, developed by researchers at Linköping University in Sweden and described this week in Science Advances, is a step toward any one of those applications and many more.

The cyborg flower is living roses with tiny electronic circuits threaded through their vascular systems.

The miniscule electronic polymers are inserted into the plant, then almost magically self-assemble thanks to the rose’s internal structure.

“In a sense, the plant is helping to organize the electronic devices,” said study co-author Magnus Berggren, an organic electronics researcher at Linköping University in Sweden.

Scientists have created roses that have self-assembling electronic circuits inside them. The method could one day help produce self-monitoring plants. (Photo Credit: Credit: Linköping University)

Scientists have created roses that have self-assembling electronic circuits inside them. The method could one day help produce self-monitoring plants. (Photo Credit: Credit: Linköping University)

“As far as we know, there are no previously published research results regarding electronics produced in plants,” said study lead study author Magnus Berggren in a statement. “No one’s done this before.”

The strange cyberplants could one day make it possible to tell flowers when to bloom to avoid an impending frost, or when to put out hormones to prevent a drought.

Tweaking a plant’s behavior

The first cyborg plant is the culmination of two decades of work—the researchers first tried to hack electronics into trees in the ‘90s, but funding fell through—and yet it seems we’ve only scratched the surface of what’s possible with this technology.

The team focused on rose bushes because they have all the elements of a tree — such as bark, leaves, petioles (stalks that connect leaves to the plant’s stem) and a distinctive root system — but they are compact, hardy and available at every corner flower shop.

But every electronic ingredient the team tried seemed to have a flaw. Some spurred the plant to release toxic compounds, essentially poisoning the plant. Others clogged the xylem, or the vascular tissue, used to transport water inside a plant.

“Now we can really start talking about ‘power plants’—we can place sensors in plants and use the energy formed in the chlorophyll, produce green antennas, or produce new materials,” Berggren said. “Everything occurs naturally, and we use the plants’ own very advanced, unique systems.”

A Rose by Any Other Name

The team decided to keep trying with other materials. Lead author Eleni Stavrinidou, a postdoctoral researcher in Berggren’s lab, cut the stems of roses and then placed the roses in a solution with a variant of the organic polymer poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) called PEDOT-S:H, which has good electrical conductivity when hydrated.

After the cut flowers had soaked in the solution of PEDOT-S:H for a day or two, the team peeled back the outer layers of the rose bark, revealing tiny “wires” of the organic polymer that had snaked up 2 inches (5 centimeters) into the stem, the researchers reported today (Nov. 20) in the journal Science Advances.

The first (of many?) roses to become a cyborg. Image Credit: Stavrinidou et al. 2015.

“There was a moment during the screening when Eleni [the lead author] showed us all these beautiful wires,” Berggren told Live Science. “When I saw those, I immediately understood it was possible to make electronic circuits.”

A few days later, the team demonstrated that the wires had electrical conductivity. Since then, the researchers have also created self-assembling series of transistors, one of the fundamental elements of a sensor network.

“If we combine the sensors with delivery devices, we could make a neuronal system to record and sense and regulate the physiology of the plant,” Berggren said.

So far, the researchers have made electrical networks up to 8 inches (20 cm) long, and have used slightly different techniques to embed electrical circuits in plants with a different structure, such as celery, Berggren said

The researchers also introduced a variant of PEDOT-S into the leaves, where it forms “pixels”; groups of electrochemical cells separated by leaf veins. When a voltage is applied, these pixels change color like a display.

Self-Monitoring Plants

The new embedded sensor network could one day be used to prevent flowers from blooming when a frost is on the way. It could also be used to preferentially improve a plant’s productivity when weather conditions are right, Berggren said.

Of course, scientists routinely use genetic engineering to alter the water demands, flowering process and hardiness of plants. Plant genetic modification is safe, well-understood and extremely easy to do. So why go to the trouble of embedding electronics for the same purpose?

Changing some traits, such as flowering time, may be too disruptive to an ecosystem if done permanently, especially if those changes could propagate through forests and fields, Berggren. But an electronic switch would be reversible, he said. Ultimately, Berggren sees plants of the future combining both genetic engineering and electrical sensors, he said.

For food crops, scientists would have to show that organic polymers don’t make it into the fruits, seeds or edible portions of the plant. And ultimately, the team hopes to use biological chemicals, such as chlorophyll, to create the electronic circuits, bypassing the potential for environmental contamination as a result, Berggren said.

“We can refine materials in plants to become semiconductors and conductors, and put them back in plants to become devices,” Berggren said.

Source: Gizmodo and Live Science and the full scientific paper is Here.


The term “Cyborg” was coined in the late 1960’s by Manfred Clynes and Nathan Kline, a couple of research scientists wanting to “enhance” the human body in order to make it adaptable to living in outer space.

Cyborg, short for ‘cyber organism,’ applies to any living thing that has been enhanced by some sort of technology, making it so the two are inseparable.

Cyborgism, much like transhumanism, is the belief that humans becoming adaptable, implanted with, and finally merging with technology, represents the “natural evolution of mankind.” The ultimate goal that all research and development plans are spiraling toward is the merging of man and all living things with machine.  In scientific terms, this is known as the “singularity;” when ‘machines’ are fully autonomous, and there no distinction between mankind and machine.

The science behind “cyborgism” is rooted heavily in “we will be like gods” due in part to their belief that they can surpass creation as we know it now, or simply put create “perfection.” (i.e., disease free, smarter than humans, greater than anything that currently exists created by God). This belief system, rejects a creator, and obviously espouses heavily to the lie that satan beguiled eve with in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:5, Isaiah 14:14). All of this stems from the deep-rooted cult of Evolution, or in more blunt terms, satan.  It is in fact, beast technology and will have dire consequences for mankind.

And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth. – Revelation 11:18 (KJV).

Beside the limited value of this technology (will never reproduce on its own, create seedlings, etc) cyborg ideology, in all its prideful assertions, seeks to take credit for the original creations of God, while borrowing against it. Ultimately, these mad scientists will not be happy until they fully erase the “spirit” of all living things,created in the image of God. In essence, under pure “plagiarism,” they seek to create man in their own image, the image of the beast.

Donna Haraway, wrote a famous piece entitled: A Cyborg Manifesto, where she argues ‘A Cyborg is the new metaphor or ideal of human existence because it simultaneously transcends and includes all differences.”

If you take the time to watch the video about Donna Haraway, you will clearly see the connection between transhumanism (which literally means beyond human) and the LGBT agenda. Clarks’ position is not unique, we see this familiar brainwashing going on in schools (Common Core), our government, society, television, stores, marketing ads (Gender neutral toys, no distinction between male and female), just about everywhere we turn, this “lovers of self- beyond- human-man-is-their-own-god-agenda, is rearing its ugly head everywhere. Recent changes to our pronouns to be inclusive of transgenders or gender fluid persons, birth certificates denouncing genders, gender alternative everything, the push for transgender operations, all of this is not by accident. This agenda preaches tolerance, and forces the erasure of gender boundaries, calling evil good, and removes all distinctions between mankind and the image of our Creator. This agenda seeks to create “man in their own image,” an image that is not defined by biblical principles or values, and completely devoid of all things God.

The truth is undeniable, the current trends of the world today reflect the motives behind transhumanism and everything it wishes to carry out.  As you piece this together, you will clearly see the motive and the causal agent, satan himself, behind all of this. It is the absolute removal of the spirit. Satan does not want humans procreating, which is why the LGBT and climate change (specifically too many humans on earth) rhetoric suits this agenda and purpose well. Make no mistake, satan seeks to destroy God’s creations, and replace it with machines, who do not think, feel, or have the ability to act independently. That is the ultimate reality of technology, hence the reason it is called “beast technology.”

Clarks’ ideology is modeled after Evolution and Transhumanism, where humanity is not viewed as a unique creation distinct from animals, and most importantly, as possessing a “soul.”  Clark goes on to point out that Christians, who believe they were created in the image of God, are blinded by this prejudice, and that this prejudice (believing in God) prohibits us from “our true technological nature.”  She believes that if this prejudice is abandoned, then humans or more pointedly, “enhanced humans” (Cyborgs, transhumanism)  will proceed to their intended state of “perfection.”  In other words, in order to evolve to a higher level, mankind must relinquish their spiritual beliefs in God, and then, and only then can the evolution of mankind flourish unimpeded as ‘intended.’ Clark believes that mankind was meant to become machines and their own gods, not ruled by the ‘religious’ crutch that we need or ever had a divine Creator.

The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. – Psalm 14:1 (KJV).

We are headed towards a world much like that of Sci-Fi movie, where clay and iron will completely merge, and machine will be considered the evolved man.

With all the latest technological advances, we can clearly see that the lines of demarcation between humanity, nature and machine are rapidly blurring and disappearing. We see evidence of this in every aspect of the secular world. All of it is brewing now eventually to culminate into one sinister plan, the “Singularity.”

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There is a prophetic and spiritual aspect to the Singularity, that will most certainly play out in the end times. With the ever-increasing dependence on materialism and technology, man will accept the reality of merging with machine.  This will lead to an ultimate showdown between man and God.

Make not mistake about it, “this image,”  it is not just for  scientific advancement.  The ultimate goal is to prove that man is the real creator, and moreover, that man can achieve immortality, “eternal life,” independent of Jesus Christ.

Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. -Romans 1:25 

All science today is based upon Evolution, a religious cult of lies, this so-called science will merge into a full-blown religion that will require all mankind to worship the image of man’s creation.

And he had power 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. – Revelation 13:15 KJV).

Our Perfection is in Christ, Not Technology 

There is no doubt these cyborg enhancements have restored sight, helped the deaf hear, and caused the lame to walk, and ultimately improved many lives.  But while many stand in awe of this technology, it is important to also understand where this is headed.

Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I ama God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thouart a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God: – Ezekiel 28:2 (KJV).

Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. –  2 Thessalonians 2:4 (KJV).

All of these things were once given through prayer and healing in Jesus Christ, and are now being replaced with modern-day “lying wonders and miracles” of man.  This motive is to replace our dependence on our creator and savior Jesus Christ, and focus it on man as their own “gods.”  The bible teaches us that God’s grace is sufficient for us, no matter what our circumstances are.

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. -2 Corinthians 12:9 (KJV). 

This technology also promotes and promises its followers that one day, mankind can expect “immortality.”

For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it. –  Mark 8:35 (KJV). 

Another lying wonder and false promise. Without JESUS, all mankind can expect eternal death in the lake of fire.

And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment -Hebrews 9:27 (KJV).

Man will literally die trying to accomplish “immortality.”  Jesus clearly teaches us eternity is only given to those who are saved.  Nevertheless, all of these technological advances will continue to hold people in bondage, a stronghold that serves to make merchandise of those who follow after the world and these false promises by satan.  The idea of perfection, much like societal values today, is nothing more than esteeming oneself over God, based on the falsehood that human powers can save mankind. Our perfection has already come, and it is through JESUS CHRIST.

REMOVING THE SPIRIT

Christians know that we are created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26), and that the notion we can somehow perfect or save ourselves is a lie perpetrated by satan.  There is in fact a distinction between mankind, nature and machine, and that distinction is OUR SOUL, our spirit. Our spirit, one that depends on God, to know our creator, is exactly what these scientists are seeking to remove.  They are doing the bidding of satan, whether realized or not.

We cannot restore or perfect an image, or have a spiritual “rebirth” through a machine.  Technological enhancement will not lead us to perfection, only JESUS can.  Unlike what scientists promote and believe, JESUS is the only savior whereby humans can restore their dying and fallen nature caused by sin.

And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him; Hebrews 5:9 (KJV).

This false science is a veneer of perfection, striving to restore the fallen state of man through technology, rather than through Jesus Christ.

”..Keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so-called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith…”-1 Timothy 6:20-21 (KJV).

Our perfection comes through JESUS CHRIST.  We are not to imitate the world and its striving for outward beauty and perfection manifested in technology.  Technology is not a substitute for JESUS. We have a perfect rest, and we our made whole through JESUS CHRIST.

And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: – Colossians 2:10 (KJV). 

Sometimes this is a difficult lesson for many, especially in a world that actively promotes materialism, perfection, the reliance on technology, and the removal of God.  These boundaries can never become blurred for Christians.  We are called to be the salt and the light in a world of darkness.  Those who follow after JESUS know that there is a perfect rest in him, even if we have trials, tribulation and suffer from ailments. God’s grace is sufficient.

Accept JESUS as your savior, and trust in him and you will find all the happiness and peace you need.

In the Faithful Service of Jesus Christ, 

Lisa Muhar

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Jesus Christ was born, lived, died, and rose again for the sole purpose of saving us from our sins.  Are you saved?  The bible declares that “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” – Romans 10:13 (KJV). Salvation is turning your life over to Jesus Christ, believing that Jesus is the son of God, and renewing your mind with his spirit, that is done through repentance of sin, and following JESUS with all your heart, mind and soul. JESUS transforms lives, if you are ready for this life saving step, call upon your savior TODAY! Learn more here.

Source: Donna J. Haraway, “A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the late Twentieth Century” in Posthumanism, ed. Neil Badmington (New York: Palgrave, 2000), 69-84.

PROPHECY:

And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay -Daniel 2:43 (KJV). 

“Power and signs and lying wonders”…rejection of truth, and for this “God shall send them a strong delusion that they shall believe a lie” – 2 Thessalonians 2:9-11 (KJV).   

And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not- 2 Peter 2:2-3 (KJV).

While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage – 2 Peter 2:19 (KJV).

”..Keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so-called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith…”-1 Timothy 6:20-21 (KJV).

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One thought on “Scientists Unveil the World’s First Cyborg Plant

  1. Interesting that you quoted Daniel 2:43, over the years I have asked many people what they thought that verse meant and no one has wanted or been able to give an answer.

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