A Whittle Bit of Commentary with Chad Whittle
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If you’ve listened to my commentaries for any amount of time, you know that I have a lot of interests that ranges from sports, to music, to politics and technology. Recently, I watched a couple of episodes of Netflix Black Mirror and I started watching AMC’s HUM∀NS which is about a future where people have an almost human like robot in their house to do stuff for them including washing clothes and cooking breakfast.
With it being Easter I had religion on my mind and that combined with watching those shows made me think about the latest Silicon Valley and scientific movement that is known as transhumanism. If you’ve never heard of it, transhumanism basically is the belief by scientists and technology geniuses that via advanced technology and science that we can live forever and never die.
In this sci-fi future they’ve got cooked up for us, our consciousness will be uploaded to a computer and man and machine will become one in the singularity.
Of course, the problem with this living forever thing is that even if they are somehow able to upload your thoughts to a computer, they cannot upload your soul which is gonna go to an eternal destination so you’ll still be dead, making your consciousness a fancy Siri or nothing more than just an old video tape of you in digital form for your family to watch and remember you by.
We’ve seen this before with the fountain of youth, and by the snake in the Garden of Eden that told Adam and Eve they could live forever and be like God.
And that’s the main reason Silicon Valley wants to find a way to live forever. They’re scared of what comes next because many of them don’t believe in the Savior we celebrated on Easter.
To put it in computer terms, we all have a virus, called sin, that once it affects us, it can attack and destroy all of our hardware, in this case our life and cause a complete system crash, with only one way to fix the problem which is Jesus Christ, who is the ultimate antivirus software that can rid us of our many sinful viruses. Transhumanism is just the latest lie from the snake in the Garden of Eden. I’m Chad Whittle on A Whittle Bit of Commentary.
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