Thursday, December 28, 2006

A Dystopian Future?

Well, I've re-connected to the Web: isn't it good to take a few days off? Must we live a 24/7 connected culture? There is much to be said about breathing a few deep breaths of fresh air and being dis-connected from everything except your self...

Yet will the future allow such a possibility? Must technology really take us down some dystopian a double-edged sword it can both enhance and entrap. Yet these are old debates: what is happening though is an acceleration in technological possibilities that are outstripping the spiritual, ethical, and mindful leadership that humans are employing to oversee the technology. Never deny ourselves; we hold the key.

This article titled 'One generation is all they need' is by an associate professor of criminology and discusses human implanting and chipping in a very realistic way:

'By the time my four-year-old son is swathed in the soft flesh of old age, he will likely find it unremarkable that he and almost everyone he knows will be permanently implanted with a microchip. Automatically tracking his location in real time, it will connect him with databases monitoring and recording his smallest behavioural traits. '

There should be no fear of freedom or human apathy. We make the choices and walk the Way.

May 2007 bring us all Health, Happiness, Spirit, Wisdom, and Compassion.


Daniel said...

I agree with all the things that you hope for in the New Year except for wisdom. It is a trait that, in the main, continues to evade mankind.

Happy New Year!

Kingsley said...

Happy New Year to you too Daniel -

and whilst it may be true that wisdom evades many, it is a potential that my optimism recognises as being latent in the human being -

it's manifestation, however, is dependent upon each of us....!