Friday, September 6, 2013

Techno Talk

"If there's one thing we should have learned, it's that..you know, our brains have always outraced our hearts. Our science charges ahead while our souls lag behind."  Lee Adama - Battlestar Galactica

Who knew? Wisdom in Sci-Fi.

It's true, though, isn't it? Our technology and ability outruns our hearts and souls to an alarming degree. It outpaces our debates on whether or not something is right, wrong, beneficial, harmful, or just a bad idea. We forge ahead with ideas without considering the long term consequences. All we see is the next horizon - the next breakthrough.

One of the most interesting things I studied while obtaining my Masters degree was the Internet. It's history, growth, organization, etc. Amazing! Fascinating! Exhilarating! And SCARY. Because the internet has (like anything else) a dark side.

Cloning. Engineered everything. Weapons and War.

Usually the very things we develop to benefit people are used to harm them as well.

We are all raising children in that world. Let's practice a little kindness for one another as parents. Because the world, and all the ways our children can be hurt in it, are a little scary sometimes. And we are all doing the best we can in the face of some big questions.

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