It is presented as the smallest version of the Bible in the world and promoted as an individual and wise gift. The Jerusalem Nano Bible is an original version of the New Testament in a nano-chip of around five millimeters. The text of this microscopic version of the New Testament seeks to enter the Guinness Book of Records having a letter the size of barely 0.18 microns.
David Almog, Head of the Sales Department of the company, said the goal “is mass production, we want our product in everyone’s pocket. In addition, our nano Bible, the smallest in the world, can be used in many ways in the jewelry industry. “It is clear that in addition to the technical advances that this microscopic Bible offers, it represents a historical novelty for the canonical book, the smallest Bible in the world thanks to its incredible size holds enormous commercial potential.
The previous holder of this record which came into the possession of an Indian scholar, measures 2.8 x 3.4 x 1.0 cm.
So if you really decide to buy this incredible piece of the New Testament you will need a microscope to actually read it. But the whole purpose of the production of the Jerusalem Nano bible isn’t for you to read it, unless of course you posses a microscope, the nano-bible is considered by some, as a bridge that united science, technology and religion even more. Could we see the Nano-bible popping up in the Vatican and used as a fashion accessory by religious leaders of the church? Well according to some it is something that cannot be denied.
The nano-bible is practical and holds tremendous value, which will become even bigger once the Guinness World Records acknowledges its size as being the smallest of its kind.
But even without the Guinness World Record, the nano-bible has already achieved a giant step for technology and religion. Think about all of the books, texts, and information that can be placed on similar nano-chips, it is something that pushes the limits of our understanding and it is something that could become ordinary in the next ten to twenty years. It is only logical that as everything else becomes smaller, mobile-phones, laptops and tablets, so do texts and books become digitized and as small as possible.
How popular can this nano-bible get? And can it be considered as the next religious gadget? It depends on just how well the product is advertised, one thing that you have to give the inventors is the fact that the nano-bible is a unique product, targeting a specific audience. But not only this, it could wake-up the spirit of other innovators to create a similar product that offers a different message. Technology will surely continue to strive and provide more ways for innovators like these to create amazing new products; books, texts, audio, video and everything else, we will just have to wait and see what the future brings.