10/17/12 I just ran accross this youtube video of Win Keech talking about RFiD- or implantable nanochips to track and tag humans anywhere on the planet - he claims the technology is available as we speak. The implications could be right out of the pages of this book. https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UUcfXFZOH4_ekFlavUeq8hEQ&feature=player_embedded&v=Ury4lZkxqWE
Authors Note: The debate over nanotechnology is in its infancy while scientific advancements are being made everyday that will soon transform our world. If you speak with people, as I have, who work in nanotechnology, they will jokingly tell you it must be alien technology because it is so advanced, so different from anything we're accustomed to outside of the movies, and it holds the promise of changing everything we know; military weapons, medical treatments, and the human body itself, not to mention the human psyche. Better living through nanotechnology, devices so small -- think subatomic; millions of microcircuits on a couple of angstroms, one tenth of a billionth of a meter -- that they can't be assembled. Triggers or catalysts must be found to get them to assemble themselves.
CERTAIN CURE is a heavily researched cautionary tale of utopian advancements corrupted by corporate greed, politics, a moral inability to deal with the issues, and a williness to overlook prophetic warnings thousands of years old.
February 10, 2009, the Financial Times ran an article about futurist Ray Kurzwell's prediction that technology could enable this generation to live forever. In preparation for a speech to donors of the prestigious Weizmann Institute of Science in November of 2008, I learned that scientists at Weizmann had just developed nanotechnology for detecting cancer that is almost identical to the nanotechnology in CERTAIN CURE. Unlike my fictional technology, the real life version stops short of curing cancer.
So the question is, if man is on an eternal quest for immortality, when he finds it, does the search for God become irrelevant?
We live in a modern, scientific world filled with facts and theories often portrayed as conflicting with spiritual and religious notions – where ancient prophecies are dismissed as little more than superstitions. In fact, many biblical prophecies are so far fetched it’s hard to imagine how they could actually occur in a modern world – or is it?
As a veteran television journalist I have spent my career investigating and analyzing events of the day – intrigued by the way they impact our lives in ways we are often largely unaware. I've recently taken time off from television to write a novel about what might happen if current events were interpreted in the most sinister of ways.
CERTAIN CURE is an end of days thriller that bridges the gap between science and religion – where ancient Judeo-Christian prophecies intersect with modern quantum physics and nanotechnology, as the characters move through Manhattan – a world filled with signs and symbols, all warnings hidden in plain sight that must be deciphered and interpreted.
The novel operates on two levels. Everything is rational and within the reach of modern science – a woman dying of cancer has a nanochip injected into her spinal fluid by a mysterious doctor from China, despite the objections of her daughter, a TV talk show host.
On the other hand, throughout the novel, other characters – her teenage son, and the former of Chief of Police among them – are receiving strange messages that seem supernatural – or are they? The people who believe in God must learn the science to fulfill their spiritual destinies and the people who believe in science must learn about religion to understand the looming dangers.
The backdrop is a world no more chaotic than the one we live in, with looming terrorist threats and hopes for peace in the Middle East. Biblical quotes are used throughout the book as evidence of the novel's premise with some alternative interpretations that may have you wondering how clearly we see the world in which we live.