So, David posted this in a blog talking about his lack of belief in God but instead about his thoughts about what humans can achieve.
He got this from a lady named Jan who talked about how God had blessed the world with all of these amazing gifts.
I'm posting this because I think they have both overlooked something VERY important!
In 10 years or so, computers will be doing everything. In 10 years or so, computers will be telling us what to think, what to wear, what to eat, calculating our finances...But wait, aren't they already doing all those things?
Not to long ago, I sat in a fourth grade class and helped these students with their math problems. They were learning long division and I was trying to help them. When asked what 30-10 was he simply looked at me and said "Hold on and I'll put it in the calculator."
I was flabbergasted.
The calculator? It was 30-10. The answer was 20. You carry down the 0 and subtract 1 from 3 and BAM you have an answer. But this little boy plugged it into the calculator while I tried to place myself back on the chair that I had fallen off of.
But then I got to thinking...these kids and I were roughly 6 years apart in age at the time. 6years. Not that great of a distance...except for the simple fact that I could drive and they were learning long division. I never understood the distance until I realized that teachers weren't teaching long hand anymore. Why should they when it can all be plugged into a calculator?
The technology is amazing true. What is more amazing is the kids that are learning how to use it. I babysit and continue to be amazed at how these 5, 6, and 7 year olds know full well how to program their television to what they would like to watch. They are all about the video games and the DVD player...and I'm fainting in the floor as I watch all this take place.
But what good are we doing our kids by not teaching them long hand and by letting everything be technology. Especially when something happens to all that technology. One day, your finances will be completely controlled by a computer. There will be no paper records.
What happens when those computers break?
What happens when everything collapses?
What happens when one huge virus (generated by those same kids that are geniuses at the DVD players no doubt) wipes everything out?
I'll tell you. Everything is gone. And everyone will run amok. Everything and everyone will run around in a frantic panic questioning what to do and trying to find some technological device that can calculate the price of a cheeseburger and a fry and add tax. OH THE HORROR!
While Jan and David are talking about God or the non existence of God I would rather focus on technology and what will happen when it all comes crashing down around us...
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