Friday, August 8, 2008

Gradient Technology

- rising or descending by regular degrees of inclination.

The efficiency of human's tools, and the craft by which they use them, has risen and fallen over the course of history. In any circumstances, a human will generally use what is available to better perform an action to a specific end.

Christians believe that humans were created in a state of perfection (probably not a static state of perfection, but some form of perfection with no difficulty when performing an act towards a certain end). Through a decision of rebellion, the human race and their environment fell under a curse (the specifications of the pronounced curse is found in the beginning of the book of Genesis - most people know this). However far back in time the "Fall" happened is not known, but a slow development in technology has increased over the millenniums.

At the current moment in time (21st century), there does not seem to be any slowing down of the advancement of technology. Rather, technology seems to be increasing at a speed that is difficult to track. This being the case, it is not hard to imagine technologies coming into existence that will change the very material make-up of the human body. We cannot predict all the technologies that will come about, nor can we predict all the social changes that come about from the technology produced.

It is time for Christians to start thinking in terms of the changes going on, and the changes that may come ahead within the context of future technologies.

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