I must be missing a chip in my brain or something. Why have I never been blown away by the advances in technology that attempt to replace humans? I mean, I am fascinated by the next great robot vacuum cleaner, or a car that will pick you up after you’ve had your fine cricket dinner at the Keg, but my fascination dissipates quickly. Cell phones, computers, and crap like that are interesting . . . but when I hear about AI art, robots, or synthesized orchestras, my blood runs cold.
Medicine has been in the stone age since the Rockefellers took over in 1911 or so.
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God is a trickster. It can't be any other way. If the story of Adam and Eve is an allegory to a something meaningful then God tricked them to seek the knowledge of the unknown and that brought more suffering to the human race.
The fact is that we have no idea why we are here and why we need to go through this barely meaningful exitance of the ocean of suffering.
You are quite right, technology is another carrot that will become a stick.
We will have no chose but become one with the machine. It became a cliché saying but “Brave New World” is not a fiction story anymore.
There is nothing else to be done apart from sticking sticks in the wheels of the progress. We can slow it down but I am sceptical about stopping the train of so-called “reset” AKA Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Looking at the known history, Psychos always win at the end.
God gave us the Bible to show us how man in the end due to their sin and rebellion against Him would destroy themselves. There was a beginning, it's called Genesis, there is an ending, Revelation.
2020 was a WORLD wide event and yet this fallen, sin cursed, God mocking, God rejecting world complains against the governments and don't give a thought to God and His Word or His warnings or to even think where they will spend eternity. The problem most worships false gods
Job 27:8 For what is the hope of the godless when he is cut off, when God takes away his life?
Isaiah 57:21 “There is no peace,” Says my God, “for the wicked.”
Isaiah 63:10 They rebelled and grieved his Holy Spirit; therefore he turned to be their enemy, and himself fought against them.
Live for what last, the glory of the Living God and the kingdom of heaven. Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth and the Life (John 14:6; Phil 3). Romans 6:23“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” At its core, sin is rebellion against God. Our sin separates us from God, the creator and sustainer of life.
"Christ warned that some would seem to receive the gospel with great enthusiasm only to become entangled in the world, discouraged, and disillusioned. They would eventually turn back from following Him. Many maintain a façade of Christianity without inward reality, deceiving perhaps even themselves. Never fully convinced in their hearts, they are unwilling nevertheless to admit their unbelief. “Examine yourselves,” Paul warned, “whether ye be in the faith” (2 Corinthians:13:5; Heb 1).
That faith for which we must contend was delivered by Christ to the original twelve disciples, who were then to teach those whom they evangelized “to observe all things” that Christ had commanded them. Like Adam and Eve, mankind still flees the voice of God, clothes itself with the makeshift garments of new theories no better than fragile leaves, and hides behind the trees of its latest excuses for unbelief and rebellion.
The Bible begins with God creating the universe and it ends with Him destroying it entirely and creating afresh a "new heaven and a new earth" (2 Peter 3; Revelation 21:1). From beginning to end history is the eternal God fulfilling His immutable purpose. Once we get a clear view of the cosmic proportions of God's plan, we lose any delusions as to our own greatness and are delivered from all mistaken notions that we can somehow fulfill human destiny by our own efforts." Dave Hunt (1926-2013)
This video is a good example of what is to come (Rev 13 ). Even the secular world knows something is not right, but they don't know why it is all happening. The LORD said, "It would be like the days of Noah. (Matt 24; Rev 6). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvPDnn1MkGY&t=2s
For most people technology = progress, but one does not follow from the other. As others have pointed out, we are not happier, healthier or less overworked so where is the progress? Of course technology has been weaponized as a means of control but we get suckered in by the idea of efficiency and convenience without considering the downsides. When I get the opportunity, I like to tell people that it would surely be more "convenient" if we didn't have to prepare our own tax returns and just let the government extract their many pounds of flesh straight from our CBDC accounts. Even normies get it when you put it that way.
We need to stop conflating technology with progress and keep in mind that just because we can do something -- like replace people with robots -- doesn't mean we should do it. Being human is to be imperfect and from our messy lives we learn and grow. Technology could very well usher in a degree of human stagnation under the guise of "progress" that will be the end of humanity as we have known it. I think those of us of a certain vintage are not as enamoured of technology as the generations that came after us!
I myself have never been all that fascinated as well by some of the advances in tech. I originally bought my first cell phone when I had to drive about 100 miles a day back and forth for work and needed it for an emergency in case my car broke down. To this day, it's still basically just a phone to me. I don't play games, I rarely text, especially if the person is upstairs and I am downstairs. I don't use it as a computer. For God's sake it's a Friggin' phone and I don't need to stare at it 24-7, while sitting on couch or walking down the street!! Think how much of real life is passing these people by as they stare into the abyss. Linking as usual, Todd @https://nothingnewunderthesun2016.com/
Maybe a lot of folks would rather sit around all day and let machines (or others) do their bidding, but nothing makes me feel healthier, more alive and more deeply satisfied than doing hours of physical labor. I realize I’m probably a complete oddball but as a married woman at almost 70 years of age I still do all of my own housework, yard work and split my own firewood by hand with an axe. My only weakness for modern technology is my cellphone and the alt-right news sites. Otherwise I would be very happy living without most modern conveniences and certainly NO artificial intelligence anything. In my opinion today’s civilized masses have completely lost their way, I can’t identify with their thinking.
Joe Rogan did a funny joke in one of his Netflix specials about how women have so few big inventions compared to men.
However, the inventions women made improved life dramatically, vs the men working hard on shooting their loads into space 🤣 .
Sadly I cannot find the clip online, so check Netflix. I think it's the second to latest special.
Here's another funny video about technology by Joe Rogan.
Tech is overrated. Yeah, it has it's function, but take one look around. Are the people more peaceful because of it? More happy? More civilized? More prosperous? Nope. Like absolutely EVERYTHING else, it is weaponized against the people of the land. It is a direct attack on the entire being, however it is cleverly disguised behind pretend benefit. It is a control mechanism, nothing more and the people who engulf themselves are braiding the rope to hang themselves. History bears witness to this fact.
I have a love/hate relationship with tech. There's magic in making moving paintings in video and projecting them outside the sanctified white box gallery space. I've used Mac computers forever and know naught of tech. The early models enabled some grasp of how the system worked, you could go in and adapt and reconfigure it because there were icon-folders with names and their logic was apparent. As it became more complicated, that kind of getting under the hood was dropped out of necessity, I guess, and now system configuration is a few boxes to tick and choosing the wallpaper.
I depend on my internet connection more than I care to admit. Computers have improved my life in many ways, but when they were introduced into cars, for example, and everything else, and kids stopped learning cursive writing in schools because it's all screens now, and libraries and books and actual tactile repositories of, well, the history of everything, fell out of use because it's all online now. No thought of power failures. No thought of even a small tap with a computerized car can render it brain damaged and useless.
Must get to work, but leaving this as a must-listen conversation. Enjoy:
Robots won't be buying much of anything. Maybe a robot doctor doing checkups on robots. The top 1% will wonder why their money dried up.
A.I. doesn't even let us type what we want without insisting on inserting the wrong word!
I used to write a blog called TheForthrightOne. This was from a post I wrote in May 2019:
The World Economic Forum holds an annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. In a recent article by Kevin Roose, he says that in public, many executives were wringing their hands about the fate of workers due to the negative consequences of automation. But in private, they admitted they are quietly racing to replace workers. (Cue image of Grinch lying to Cindy Lou Who).
The U.N. decided last December in Marrakech that migration is now a human right. Trudeau signed on. So mass migration and declining jobs – that’s quite a recipe – for what I’m not quite sure, but I could guess.
Don’t worry, once the robots take over, we’ll have plenty of time to pursue endless leisure activities like reading books and visiting museums. Except we won’t have any money and we’ll be living in the street because we don’t have a job. Oh, but wait, robots don’t pay taxes so there won’t be any extra money for libraries or museums.
If you are in possession of a skill that cannot be exported overseas, done with an algorithm or downloaded, you might stand a chance of survival.
While most sectors will experience a slowdown, this will free up workers to focus on other tasks – like looking for a job or fleeing robots.
I completely agree. Technology has no real appeal to me. If anything, I find human’s overall use of it terrifying. A Framework for the Exploration of Biodigital Convergence is on the Canadian government’s website. See Barely Bruised Books @BarelyBook on Twitter. Read a the concerning article here: https://horizons.gc.ca/en/2020/02/11/exploring-biodigital-convergence/