Are you ready to expend some intellectual energy and listen to some of the biggest challenges currently facing the human race? Are you ready to look at the big picture perspective? Well then set aside a half-hour or so of your time and either watch or read the interview found here:
The conversation is between historian Yuval Noah Harari and economist Daniel Kahneman, and they discuss the future of human society. Harari is a brilliant atheist, and he will challenge you and make you think.
After you finish absorbing many of the uncomfortable prophetic statements given by Harari (even as he continually insists that he is not making any predictions), then take a look at the response to this conversation given by columnist (and brilliant Christian) Ross Douthat of the New York Times:
Harari speaks of the future when human brainpower, which is currently limited to the biological realm, will be merged with the technological realm. He believes this soon will lead to eternal consciousness for the planet’s elites who can afford to pay for it. He calls this future and inevitable merging the “Singularity” that is fast approaching, and I have heard this term mentioned often in scientific futurist circles.
However, I am convinced that the true “Singularity” occurred on the day of Pentecost in 33 AD when the Spirit of God was released from heaven to merge with those who repent, renounce sefishness, and turn to Jesus Christ and the example of His life that was lived and sacrificed on our behalf. All other attempts to possess eternal life will fail.
You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far reaches of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’ But you are brought down to Sheol, to the far reaches of the pit. (Isaiah 14:13-15)
As she glorified herself and lived in luxury, so give her a like measure of torment and mourning, since in her heart she says, ‘I sit as a queen, I am no widow, and mourning I shall never see.’ For this reason her plagues will come in a single day, death and mourning and famine, and she will be burned up with fire; for mighty is the Lord God who has judged her.” (Revelation 18:7-8)
March 15, 2015