To sketch a brief example -- the ‘Spirit of Healing’ as foreseen in Zoroastrian traditions, whichappeared to its forecasters as ‘a great stream of molten metal’ through which everyone will bemade to pass, in order to be ‘purified’ for the transition to a new life in a paradisiacal ‘House of Song.’ This purgative has again been prophesized today, in the form of a nanotechnological‘swarm’ that, once properly interfaced with the user, will eradicate biological impurities andaugment his or her perceptions with neuromorphic stimulators, thus preparing andreprogramming the user for a life of longevity and transhuman magnificence. “Not onlyimmortal, but eternally young,” reads the Zoroastrian text, a passage which finds a muchamplified echo in the contemporary assurances of the cryonics movement. “Once more endowedwith bodies,” we continue to read, “they will be able to experience the joys of the senses as wellas those of the spirit.” Is this not a vision of a full-immersion Cyberspace -- a virtual theme-park of sensuality as well as a central repository of all the earth’s accumulated wisdom?The Singularity, with all its attendant technological innovations in tow, also looms large in thechiliastic foresights of the Christian apocalypse. Its central motif, “the Holy City, NewJerusalem,” which descends from ‘Heaven” in plain view of the entire human race; a City of pure gold, “bright as clear glass,” adorned with jewels of every kind; a City that has “no need of the sun, neither of the moon to shine in it,” but is lit instead by the “light" of a fully integratedConsciousness –- what is this if not the premature vision of a supercooled solid state Hypercube,the glittering golden mobilia prophesized by FM-2030, our future perfect hyperspatial home? Amystical model of sacred geometry covertly expressing the known proportions of the planetitself, the New Jerusalem represents a measuring-out of Heaven on Earth, the architecture of amacrocosmic temple into which all humankind enters to receive its final transformativequickening. Crossing this final threshold into the numinous Light of the great Beyond, the manymillions of humankind will disassemble into a metamorphic Omegon unshackled from theoutmoded mores of space and time.Our modern prescriptions for the Singularity thus form a significant -- and far more rewardingand technologically correct -- revision of the older eschatological models. These newerprototypes have their template in the earlier visions, however surcharged they may be with thetheoretical promises of the mid twenty-first century. But whether seen through the blinders of tribal theism or through the google-eyed wonder of open source technology, the End promisedby both the visionaries of yesterday and the futurists of today are one and the same -- a NewHeaven and a New Earth.