Exploring the Social Imagination

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Technology in the Social Imagination ~ Our Salvation... Really?

Yes, when you look around it appears that technology is making more lives easy but that does not mean better. A lot of people are losing their jobs because of technology. I don't think that technology can give 300 million+ people (US pop.) what they want when they want it. Who would be in charge of that kind of distribution? Likely, a few elite. Those that created it (don't have they first dibs) and those that control it (they have the money to manufacture it). You can argue all you want that technology will give an individual more freedom but I can tell you that is a false view of freedom. It means that you an individual will be enslaved by the technology as it will become your master. It may give you a sense of freedom but in fact, it will be controlled by someone or something. We will buy into this type of control by fear mongering along with the promise of freedom.

In this moment, we should reflect on a past system though not technological was operating by the same principles- Communism. The communist social hierarchy 'model' was based on merit. Any kind of 'freedom' was allowed based on what was deserved and that was determined by top controllers. What will get most people to agree to being under control will be the fear element (safety) and the promise of eternity.

Now, do you think that some 'benevolent' government or some 'technology' controlled by a 'benevolent' government would know what is best for you at any and every moment in your life and your child's let alone the moment when you really need something... and remember the government is made up of sinful men/women just like you! Those at the top in a fallen world will always serve themselves first and do so  according to the law that they wrote.

Even if such promises could be made and be determined lawful, who is in control. Man or a computer program developed by man? In the end, everyone (billions of people) would have to socially agree that those that created and or developed the technology would be the most deserving; after all, they created it (not everyone has a PhD from MIT) and thus as the creators deemed the 'smart' people or 'necessary' for the time being until they are replaced by technology would get first dibs.

Don't be fooled by your corrupted social imagination.  Stop looking to a malevolent entity! Look to one that is all benevolent - the truly loving and only Creator/Savior ~ Jesus Christ!!!!

Albert Einstein is quoted as saying, "I want to know the thoughts of God.... I want to know how God created this world. I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know His thoughts; the rest are details".

Most people don't know that Albert Einstein did believe in a God who reveals himself in the orderly harmony of what exists, Albert Einstein view on atheism. He said:

        “I’m not an atheist and I don’t think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangements of the books, but doesn’t know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.”

Knowledge of God is the mind’s greatest good: its greatest virtue is to know God ~ Baruch Spinoza.

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