Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple and an atheist Freemason, has added his voice to several other scientists and technologists like Elon Musk to express the concern that computers will take over the human race. In a recent interview, Wozniak stated that he has “no question” that computers will rule the human race. He even went so far as to say we will become their pets since they will think faster and act faster than us.
It’s a little amusing to see atheists predict such negativity about the human race since they often claim that Christians are the ones who are so focused on the future doom and gloom of humanity. Not to mention their claims that the more society embraces atheism, the better off humanity will be.
However, given Mr. Wozniak’s affiliations and beliefs, there could be some ulterior motives behind his statements. The Bible, which has proven its worth in the predictions it makes that have been fulfilled, gives a different, more reliable view of mankind’s future. It tells us in books like Ezekiel, Daniel, Matthew, and Revelation that humanity’s greatest threat will be humanity’s rejection of the Lord to embrace man as god through war in conjunction with the worship of the devil in its various forms.
Maybe Wozniak should take another look at God’s word and embrace the Lord since the outcome the Lord provides for his people is a blessed hope where our tears will be wiped away and we will dwell in a peaceful society, a utopia that only a sinless Lord can provide by lovingly persuading people to beat their swords into plowshares by changing their hearts.
And in other technology news, Pakistan is requiring that all of its citizens who have a cellphone to submit their fingerprints to a national database in an effort to combat terrorism. Those who don’t will have their cell service disconnected. But they seem to forget the fact that criminals will always find a way to hack anything electronic or get around the law and the problems they have with terrorists forging accounts for mobile communications or acquiring them from Afghanistan will more than likely continue while law-abiding citizens will be the ones who get tracked.
Sources: Chris Matyszczyk, Woz says the future is ‘very bad for people’, Cnet.com, March 23, 2015.
Alap Naik Desai, Biometrics To Counter Terrorism? Pakistani Mobile Users Have 10 Days To Register Their Fingerprints Or Lose Their Connection, Inquisitr.com, March 23, 2015.
Harry A. Gaylord