Every now and then I bump into an article on the internet that just begs to be blogged about, and I ran into this one, and apparently many of you did too, because several of you emailed me this one:

Digg Will We Soon Be Able to Fire Laser Beams From Our Eyes?

Well consider that carefully, through a combination of genetic engineering, physicists working for a hospital in their "spare time" have turned a genetically engineered kidney cell into a pump source through which laser light is beamed. Ok, it's a long way from the X-Men or Superman with mutants being able to shoot laser beams or to see x-rays with their eyes. But it is a harbringer of the future, in that genetic modifications might conceivably be made to eyes to at least see areas of the electromagnetic spectrum currently invisible to human eyes, such as low-frequency infrared or high-frequency ultraviolet, or even x-rays. Certain species of animals already are known to hear beyond the human hearing range, and there are strange rumors of people being able to see things in frequencies others cannot see.

But before the science fiction speculation runs too far amok, we can at least see the practical benefits; the technology could conceivably be perfected to produce a new kind of cancer therapy:

"A living laser could be used to activate cancer-treating drugs using photodynamic therapy. Doctors could inject light-sensitive compounds into a patient’s bloodstream to seek out tumors and diseased cells. Normally, such compounds are activated externally, but if both the drugs and the light itself were internal, treatment would be more precise."

We're dealing with more scientific alchemy for the transformation of mankind here, and that's the real point: as the human imagination knows know bounds in such areas, the real interest is between the curve of technology as it approaches the asymptotic limit of the human imagination itself. Yesterday it was chimerical monkies, the potential of human chimerical embryos, the ensuing ethical and moral questions, and today, it's living cells, genetically modified to act as pump sources for micro- and nano-lasers. And it is important to note we're witnessing yet another phenomenon emerge in this Brave New World, that of the cross-over of disciplines, here,physics and medicine and genetics, a similar phenomenon to the entry of physicists, with all their sophisticated methods of mathematical modeling, into economics. In other words, as the disciplines require increasing specialization and fragmentation, at the same time, a culture is being created where scientists - and indeed all disciplines - are being required to think outside their own boxes and to draw connections and implications to other disciplines. Scientists and theologians alike, take note!


Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. Denise Kelly on January 12, 2012 at 6:44 am

    This bit of news reminds me of the “Enuma Elish” text, cosmic wars and the genes/monsters/men paradigm. Genetic Gigantomachy?

    The reverse genetic engineering of the human genome probably has many surprises for us. Like the paleoarcheology of our origins as a species by the Enuma Elish faction who could do it: “Tiamat set up vipers and dragons, and the monster Lahamu, And hurricanes, and raging hounds, and scorpion-men, And mighty tempests, and fish-men, and rams; After this fashion, huge of stature, she made eleven [kinds of] monsters. She gave him the Tablets of Destiny etc.

    How about HAARP Gigantomachy? Or present-day War Against the DARPA Giants? Antediluvian back-engineered earthquake warfare (Fukushima) & gene-modified Nazi-Babylon Bankers depop extermination plans (e.g., AIDS & the latest German bean-spout virus plague?) Orwell-Machiavellian possibilities.

    One doesn’t have to be a Paleoarcheologist expert to connect the dots—the cosmic war is still going on with new players. It never ended—it just went underground like post-WWII Bormann & Company in Argentina. The deckchairs on the Titanic—seem to be rearranging themselves again.

    “Someone from high antiquity wished modern mankind to know his true origins and how they fit into a larger picture involving war, giants and monsters.”—Farrell, GGMAM, page 209

  2. naomi on January 11, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    I’ve always wanted to do that, shoot laser beams out of my eyes.

    Joseph, I’ve just ordered 5 of your books, about 1/4 of the way through Grid of the Gods.

    I have a very basic queston, what is Plasma?

    • HAL838 on January 11, 2012 at 7:04 pm

      Plasma is ionized gas composed of independent,
      sub-atomic, charged particles such as free electrons
      and positive charged “ions” not linked or connected.

      Usually the gas clouds of space and also found
      in the outer layers of the sun & stars.
      Very strange ‘gas’ and ‘clouds’ indeed, as not
      like earthbound gases one would think of.

      Sometimes refered to as the 4th state of matter,
      which I think is a stretch.

  3. Meritt Conley on January 11, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    I am eternally conflicted by the moral conventions of the past and the obscure intentions of the future.
    The more radical the possibilities that are inserted into the modern mind, the higher the stakes are percieved to be.
    Maybe that’s the goal, an ideological fence to force those inclined to radical opposition to act more forcibly.

  4. Robert Barricklow on January 11, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    “Cross-over of disciplines” is a bridge to a mind-boggling paradigm shift.
    The “engineering” of that bridge will no doubt have patent-toll-booths blocking those still in-the-box.
    (Government patents you don’t know about untill you get to close to the truth)

  5. MQ on January 11, 2012 at 11:28 am

    “A living laser could be used to activate cancer-treating drugs using photodynamic therapy. Doctors could inject light-sensitive compounds into a patient’s bloodstream to seek out tumors and diseased cells…”

    Whoopsy, looks like the laser seems to think your medulla oblongata is a cancerous growth. The good news is you don’t have long to worry about it…

    Where’s Dr Evil (from Austin Powers movie fame)? “All I want is sharks with frickin’ lasers on their heads! Is that too much to ask?!” Not anymore…

  6. HAL838 on January 11, 2012 at 8:13 am

    Some also seem to fixate objects, whether real or abstract,
    into color connections.

    I have always ‘seen’ the days of the week with colors.
    Not the rainbow, but repetitive in two instances,
    but otherwise random. [I think. I should ponder that.]

    Never thought much about it until I read that this
    fairly common in ‘sensitive’ individuals;
    colors and objects different as the individual.

    • HAL838 on January 11, 2012 at 6:03 pm

      It’s7:45 PM EST here and we are taking a nice, big hit
      to our EM field, which is not just here of course.
      I’m only giving you a time frame.

      The SpaceWeather page is NOT going to tell you
      anything—it’s all quiet-quiet—-
      any more than the weather page is going to
      tell you that the Sun is having a hissy fit for the last
      few weeks.

      Does everyone know what to look for?
      Besides Auroras in Texas?

      [We did have that a few months ago.]

      Does anyone know what to look for?
      Interference to your delicate electronics.
      You don’t need satellite TV.
      Cable is satelite based, too, before it goes
      through the cables to your house.

      Don’t panic. The Ruling Elite will be their own end.
      It’s only natural [from the word, nature.]

      Maybe you don’t care, but I thought I’d let you know.
      This is longest big storm so far.

      • HAL838 on January 12, 2012 at 4:00 pm

        And do you know when and where your kids are?

        I just had to ask !

  7. paul degagne on January 11, 2012 at 8:01 am

    The TRANSFIGURATION of the “OLD EVIL EYE’ into some materialistic/technological creation instead of a plain old-fashion psychic one.

    (ever be walking down the sidewalk in some neighborhood and suddenly get an odd-sensation only to look across the street and see a curtain move on the second floor window. Some OLD LADY EYEBALLING You!

    (which is a good thing because I heard from a professional crook they avoid “PLACES’ where CURTAINS MOVE?)

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