Technology brings us closer to God. How is that you may ask me? Imagine life without telephones and Tv’s . Telephones connect us to each other. If we have an expression of joy we can send it across using a telephone. Even grief. Doesn’t mean that grief sharing is not conducive to happiness. They who grieve more realize more of the depths of happiness. TV’s help us keep occupied. I’m not debating on the content right now. But it’s better than idleness you will agree?
Today the computer is helping us socialize and also make some of our difficult jobs easier. Robots in factories achieve work with so much precision, that we can’t seem to do by ourselves. But technology for technology’s sake is not good. It has to help us in a way that was not there before. Technology at its core is a strange mixture of electricity and magnetism that works in a predictable way. Herein lies the difference between us and these machines. The catch word is ‘predictable.’
Some people worry that a world ahead in technology causes problems. To which my answer is : There is a pro and con in each and everything. If technology brings us happiness, choose only that part of it. We are free to ignore the bad part. In life choice is essential. We can choose the long road or the short one. That is why God gave us wisdom. Technology sometimes cuts short the time required to realize God. There are hypnotisms, NLP’s (Neuro Linguistic Programming) etc achievable by use of technology today.
And it helps people to reach a higher level of being which means getting closer to God. I use a word processor to write, and it’s so helpful. I enjoy writing, and in turn it takes me closer towards God, I believe. Thus each person using the flairs of technology should be able to find God faster and thus realize the benefit of being a human being, The ability to realize God. And technology helps us in doing that. There are many applications of technology whose scope is beyond the discussion now.
Software and Hardware which are like the mind and the brain are being put to use in varied applications. Today at the touch of a button, you are able to read a newspaper and at another click you can share that with the whole world. The world is getting smaller, they say. And it’s true. The 0’s and 1’s are nothing but an extension of God’s dream for us, so that we can appreciate him better and maybe build a world where everyone will be happy. That to me seems to be the plan.