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When the Year Thousand that comes after Year Thousand begins

Men will know how to make mirages live

The senses will be deceived and they will believe they are touching that which is not

They will follow paths which are seen only by the eyes

And in this way dreams will be able to come alive.

 

But man will no longer know how to separate

That which is from that which is not

He will be lost inside false labyrinths

Those who will know how to make the mirages live

Will take advantage of the naive man by deceiving him

And a lot of men will become grovelling dogs.

 

Here, John has trouble putting into words our modern technology of image manipulation.  He gives a recognizable description of Wii:  “The senses will be deceived and they will believe they are touching that which is not”.

They will follow paths which are seen only by the eyes

This appears to refer to video games, with their virtual worlds and avatars, allowing humans to live a dream life.

And in this way dreams will be able to come alive

Then John warns us that we will not be able to distinguish what is real from what is just imagery.

He will be lost inside false labyrinths

Apart from the virtual worlds, there is also image manipulation in the media.  Even without using synthetic images, the media often practise misinformation, some of it originating from politicians, but not all of it.

Methods of mind manipulation are becoming more and more sophisticated, and are constant.  False images and the resulting irreality created by them, are particularly influencing our children and young people.

Some are even becoming addicted to the imaginary worlds created on-line, and are completely disconnected from the real world.  It is another sort of drug.

Once hooked, it is easy to deceive them into believing whatever those who control the technology want them to believe.  Imagine this power in the hands of politicians.

The breakdown of family life leaves our young without the framework necessary for them to be able to distinguish between what might be allowed them in their virtual world, and what is acceptable behaviour in the real world.

Twenty-fifth prophecy tomorrow.

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