How the “internet of things” will replace the web
I found the article below very perceptive. We are rapidly approaching the day when everything will be connected and recorded. Technology dazzles. It is very effective, a lot of fun at times, and basically unstoppable. But there is a dark side to it too. The human heart has not changed, and technology is just a arm allowing us to do what we want.
Be careful with what technology you embrace. The other day I was going to use my google account to sign in for commenting on a news site. I stopped when they told me that I would be giving that news site access to my google contact list. Why does a newspaper in Oregon need to know who’s on my gmail contact list? Yet millions of people are allowing this to happen to them, most of them probably unaware of what they’re doing.
In one of the parables, Jesus tells us that when a king went off to secure his kingship, he told his servants to conduct business until he returned (Luke 19.13). The word for conduct business there is Pragmateuomai, which speaks of being pragmatic or practical. So we need to be engaged in the affairs of life.
But the Bible tells us to walk in wisdom because the days are evil. Jesus sent us out as sheep among wolves. We need to be cautious about this technology blanket being wrapped around us.
And the LORD said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. -Gen 11:6