LETTER: We need to face reality. Our world is in a downward spin and rapidly losing control

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WHAT WILL WE DO WHEN TECHNOLOGY FAILS

When we take a simple glance of the world in which we live, we see mainly evil, crimes, suffering, anguish, pain, wars, divorces, domestic violence, drug abuse, and many more agonies.

It is a fast-moving global village where technology dominates the lives of most people.

One the most frightening issues being faced by our young people today is the hard truth they were born into a world where scientific advancements presented the technologies that made social media platforms such as WhatsApp, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Tick Tock, integral aspects of their beings.

They did not know a world where these conveniences were non-existent. The majority spent most of their time using these platforms to communicate.  They walk on the streets texting; they sit in their classes texting; they are in religious services texting; they are having breakfast, lunch, dinner ..still texting.  It has taken over their lives. The smartphone is the first thing that the hand reaches for when many awake in the mornings.

The frightening truth  is that there will be a time soon when these technologies:  WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and others will cease to function.  Our young people do not know a world without these luxuries. When they crash, many minds will crash also.

We need to begin to educate our young people to understand that the possibility is real that sooner than we can anticipate, all these conveniences will come crashing down and they must be equipped with the mental strength to deal with such an event.

We seem to take for granted that all things will continue in the way they are presently. Covid-19 should have taught us just how quickly and easily circumstances can change and disrupt our way of life.

Sad to say, a crash of social media platforms will cause many of our people to do things that normally seem unthinkable.

Just today I sat in my parked vehicle and watched a young man approaching from the front. His head bent downwards, and eyes focused on the screen of his smartphone. He was completely engaged with whatever was being displayed on his phone’s screen. I smiled at him and commented also as he just merely missed walking directly into my vehicle.

I have also observed people crossing the streets and completely connected to whatever is happening on their smartphones’ screens.

I remember one mother commenting to her son when one day the internet service was down for several hours. The son became completely restless. He did not know what to do. He called to his mother and asked: “ So what are we going to do now?”

The mother responded sensibly:  “ Well, maybe we can now take time as a family to get to know each other.”

This may sound strange, but that is how our world is today. Families no longer eat together.  Maybe they sit at the same table for a meal, but each family member is occupied on his/her device. Dad has his Ipad, Mom has her Iphone, Son has his tablet and daughter has her Isomething. Get the point:  The technology is about “I”.  The selfish way of life.

We should understand that these technologies did not just happen by chance.  The developers spend years behind close doors, brainstorming about methods that can device to capture the minds of the people.  They have been successful and will continue to be so.

The advent of the smartphone has presented a serious challenge for our world.
Like all technology, there are the benefits. However, man has always found a way to utilize his inventions for dangerous and destructive tactics.

I am calling on parents to begin to prepare their children for the time when the technology fails.  It is something that we must consider seriously. How will we adapt in a society where these technological features fail to function….even for a day?

We need to face reality. Our world is in a downward spin and rapidly losing control.

Take heed now.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. Those negative things have always exists in various degrees depending on the age of time. There are wonderful things happening as well. The view of what if Technology fail is a waste of time because mankind will always find a way. Unlike Antigua a lot of other places do not believe that the problem is solved simple because you solve it today. The rest of the world and forward and progressive thinking people continue to look to improve. Everything have been mad better, faster for more convenience. You do not have to focus on these things that are negative cause if that is your focus that is what you get. You get what you concentrate on. There are many people living great lives not giving a crap about those things. They get what they concentrate on, Goodness

    • I agree with what you have said here. There has always been evil and probably always will be.
      What most people fail to realize is that evil inhabits every heart… that is why it always has been with us.

      What we focus our attention on is what we perceive as reality. There is a lot of beauty all around us if you just open up your heart and see it.

      If people see only the ugliness then it is probably ’cause that is what is inside of them.

  2. We are all to blame, because when good people do nothing, EVIL reigns – WE HAVE LEARNT ABSOLUTELY NOTHING FROM HISTORY …

    • … and furthermore, what are the churches doing or saying about the growth of EVIL and corrupt practices around the globe 🌎

      THEIR SILENCE IS ABSOLUTELY DEAFENING …

      • Pretty certain the churches are always encouraging good and opposing evil. Isn’t that generally what they do each week? Even if they don’t call out specific incidents, general principles always apply…

        • I’ll tell you why @ Truth Be Told, I was a regular church goer around the time of the Iraq war, and It was so obvious that the invasion was illegal.

          However, my church didn’t call out George Bush and Tony Blair. Instead they just prayed for these two malicious and dangerous people … and we all know the end result?

          A destabilised Middle East …

          AGAIN, THE SILENCE OF TODAY’S CHURCH IS DEAFENING ON CURRENT AFFAIRS.

          remember, if the church put in as much effort calling out EVIL PRACTICES as they do in collecting tithes, our world 🌎 today would be in a much better place.

  3. I think technology is here to stay. Too many millions of people use it for it to disappear. Also, what about the reverse scenario – if the world starts to use more and more technology e.g. for education and employment (which is the current trend), those who are not good with it will be at a serious disadvantage. It is however true that it is dangerous not to know how to exist in the natural world since technology might not always be available at every point in a person’s life.
    I think that young people should learn to exist both with and without technology – play farming simulator games but also learn to grow plants in the backyard, text friends but also meetup in real life to play and socialise etc.

  4. In the last days of this civilization’s cycle, it will get more severe, an information age and a time of massive misinformation, a lost world full of chaos amd confusion, in the absence of true knowledge and wisdom, people will simply perish…technology using social media is just the catalyst to speed up the destruction of our society, mind control is the ultimate goal in all aspects leading to deception and our sudden destruction.

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