The Illusion of Technology

Once upon a time, man looked up at the stars, sensing his finiteness and the eternal nature and majesty of God in those stars, he is humbled by such a God.

Today, we have telescopes, astrophysics and the like. No star is too far to grasp it seems. With technology, God doesn’t seem big anymore. Either God got smaller, or we got bigger.

Then every now and then, disaster strikes, earthquakes, tsunami, volcanic eruptions, tornadoes etc. All our tech seems defeated. The illusion is shattered for a while. We realize our finitude.

Only to say, we will overcome by technology. And willingly veil our eyes with illusion once again.

A friend of mine asked this question on facebook after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan. And the resulting nuclear plant meltdown….

“Can technology save us?”

No, it can’t!


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