Young People Serving the Technology god

Above is a photo of young people learning how to serve a very powerful and hypnotic god. Technology is a good gift from God but can easily become an idol! A bit of background to this.

The famous Russian revolutionary Trotsky (1879-1940) wrote that “Such is the power of science, that the average human-being will become an Aristotle, a Goethe, a Marx.  And beyond this new peaks will rise.” Trotsky believed in the power of science and technology to create a perfect world. He was tragically misled.

In his book Infinite Progress: How the Internet and Technology Will End Ignorance, Disease, Poverty, Hunger, and War author Byron Reese argues that the Internet, human ingenuity, and technological innovation will help humans to end the five tragedies of human existence: ignorance, disease, poverty, hunger and war. With his passionate and pious faith in technological progress, Reese views the future not as a dystopia but as a utopia. Reese has replaced Jesus with Technology. He is a false prophet but many will listen to him.

Christians should be aware that technology can be positive and helpful but increasing use of gadgets and phone addiction can create loneliness, selfishness and high levels of ennui. Faith in Technology will create a very one dimensional, violent and broken world.

Do we put our faith in technology or do we put our faith in Jesus Christ who created the possibility of technology in the beginning?

 

 

Comments

Thanks Mark, helpful insights. I guess that no matter how wonderful the technology, we humans are all as flawed and fragile and broken as we ever were, needing help, hope and healing. I guess that the way Twitter has sometimes been used negatively shows that the technology may be useful, but not when we hurt each other with it.

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