Today, I’m looking ahead to the future and can only speculate on what the world will be like. Ever since man was created, there has been this passion to compete with God – to be a creator, divine, perfect in every way. We’ve seen an uptick in this idea in the past fifty years or so. As time grabs hold of us, we become more aware of the mistakes of the past and feel a need to improve, alter, correct or even reshape mankind. It is apparent in the current craze to change a person’s gender. Why can’t we simply accept the way God created us? Is it because we think we know better than God? Is it because we want to control things? The matter of life or death of a fetus has under the hand of man’s opinion for some time now. Eventually, the aging adult will be able to choose life or death for themself if they feel like it. Why do we have this incessant desire to be in control of everything?
Technology is allowing all kinds of changes in our world. What will the future look like? We’re just on the cusp of artificial intelligence with robotics and tools like Alexa, smart TVs and phones. We can turn on our home security from thousands of miles away. We can start the shower before we step into it, and it will be just the right temperature. We can turn on the lights, the faucets, have our meals prepared for us, choose the right wine to go with it and feed the dog while we’re at it, without ever having to move a muscle. Why do we feel it necessary to tap into artificial when we already have access to God-given intelligence?
I have visions of how mankind may evolve over the next hundred years. Heads will grow larger, because of all the information that’s being fed into our brains. Eyeballs will change. Our hands will look a lot different too. Long fingers will replace short, stubby and thick knuckles. The tip of those fingers will undoubtedly be larger because of all the overuse of them. Backs will hunch over as spines become victims of scrolliosis. Our hearing will be totally useless, because of the use of permanent earbuds. As robots take care of our every need, we will also become fat, unfit versions of Jabba the Hutt. We will become totally reliant on our artificial intelligence and have no need for the ability to think. Hmmm. What an interesting picture. Communication between us will cease to exist. We will become isolated and lonely. Anxiety will be at an all-time high.
So, enough of this gloomy picture. Some of these things are already happening. Last night, my husband and I went to get a pizza. It was before the rush hour, so we can usually get good service as well as good food. As I looked around at the people that were seated, I couldn’t help noticing that 90% of them were glued to their phones. Who knows? They may have been texting each other. Another example occurred many years ago when my husband was outdoors painting. A fellow stopped to admire his work and Paul replied that it’s always good to get into God’s creation to get the full effect of its beauty. The fellow laughed and said, “I don’t believe in God. The Internet is my God.” How sad that society has replaced God with a man inspired entity.
There are some humorous situations and problems we all face when dealing with this trend.
With progress comes change. With change, the devil jumps in a takes a foothold. If we are to be honest with ourselves, change can also be good, but we need to stay on top of it and do all things in accordance with God’s wisdom and knowledge. He will never change. I hope that you will bear with me as I keep repeating this thought. In a world of constant change, it’s good to know that our God is consistent.
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