When Science Kills Hope,
I am not happy to see UFOs or the opportunity to meet aliens. I have no interest in changing the genomes of any of my descendants. I do not want to deny old age or the prospect of death. I am writing this on a very good computer, but I am not sure I enjoy my computer as I used to enjoy the effect of a freshly sharpened pencil on snow-white paper, or the feeling of making my way. with the smooth pages of a large encyclopedia, or the fun of recording favorite songs on the radio on a stunt cassette or watching an old, moving VHS movie purchased at a car boot auction. The truth is, progress is flawless, not always 100% good, and the old one destroys the old. One day we may enjoy the thrill of a brand-new car, but we will no doubt look back with longing for the joy of driving ourselves. Even though we enjoy technological change, we are missing out on many things that undermine technological change.
Progress is a two-way street. What science promises with one hand ends with the other. One treatment may cause another condition. All medicines have side effects. All treatment is an act of balancing between evil, as the current epidemic has clearly demonstrated. Which is a good thing as long as the patient’s interests are always at the forefront. However, when treatment is based on money, it causes behavioral problems. And as science and private money now seem to go hand in hand, it is a good time to ask: will patients’ interests take second place in the company’s priorities? New Tech’s recent rise in wealth does not reflect the masses. When Bezos says his customers always come first, this is until he has won and the competition is over, then the profit goes back to a higher level. Gains and rising GDP are the modern foundations of hope: the hope of wealth, the hope of new goods, the hope that one-day science will save us.
There is some evidence that technological change is being used to benefit everyone, but moreover, it is being used as a basis for the very rich. As soon as we have the opportunity for free mobile communication and free internet access, wannabe millionaires step in and turn these things into examples of making a profit. When a plague strikes, the first thing we ask is “who can we save?” but this is immediately followed by “how much money can we make?”. As we unravel the mysteries of the known universe, businessmen hear the sound of financial books. This would be nice and challenging if the profits were used to reduce the country’s debt, to improve public services, or to save endangered species, but there is little evidence of this. There is plenty to show, however, that the luxury goods market is booming.
How does this affect our spirit, our personality, our general knowledge of life? I believe the impact is untrue. We are back to that era of civilization when people thought of building a tower high enough in the clouds, they would see heaven. The Tower of Babel was a result of ambitious ambition and ambition, and its ultimate failure held science back for centuries. This raises the question of the relationship between money and morals.
Our modern Babel is a space rocket for billionaires who are busy looking for new happiness and, don’t get me wrong, crossing new borders is a noble goal. We all want to know about the weight and bending of the earth and Branson is going to satisfy that curiosity, at least for others. While some of us are demanding a staggering £ 175k on the back of a sofa to pay for a ticket, millions more have no curiosity about weight and bend over the earth, but about feeding and dressing and getting a good education for their children, which is beyond the power of even the most experienced politicians to deliver. Although climate change is causing considerable damage through urban sprawl around the world, Musk’s plans to relocate to Mars have been enthusiastically welcomed; but what use is the mansion on Mars when the world’s most affordable houses are still in short supply? Has science become a work of art, designing fewer products while losing hope for many? To do this beyond measure, think of a team of scientists, funded by billionaires, who are finding the way to eternal life: who can benefit? Can the formula be distributed to everyone in the world? Or, almost, if one day we rely on rockets in space to escape our poisonous planet (poisoned by bad business choices) how many of us would be allowed to board? There are a thousand other situations – self-driving cars, home robots, genetic modification – who can afford this technology?
Everything is important in science because in science everything seen is important, but there is no purpose because without this there is nothing. The issue with money has been inseparably linked and has created a new article of faith: that nothing outside of money is important. Therefore, our hopes for peace and happiness are based on the acquisition of property in which we find temporary satisfaction, while the real question of the common happiness of our species (and its eternal salvation) is set aside as impossible, unattainable, even mythical.
In the faith of God, the opposite is true. Nothing matters but it all make sense.
Nothing solid is important in the religious sense, either the bending of the earth or the arrival of the ET, because in the religious sense the story is nothing; it is dust. But it all makes sense in the religious sense because we know that beyond our mortal lives there is an eternity of peace before the Godhead, which gives hope to all. Belief in God, therefore, restores hope and is actually the only real basis for hope. Those who rely on anything else will eventually be disappointed.
So how does belief in God give us hope?
If I am a parent who can afford to buy shoes for my children but know that God exists, the lack of shoes is no longer important. I explain to my children that running barefoot on the streets can make them feel more connected to the world, enjoy nature to the fullest, and find greater meaning in their lives. The sun, the stars, the moon, are always inaccessible, but that is fine because inaccessible things thrive in art, romance, and dreams, all of which make life enjoyable. At that point, the combination of science and money advances you to the unsatisfactory desire to make money and to combine luxury goods to obtain unlimited bank balances. But empty dreams of owning a superyacht, race car, or space rocket, will satisfy only the senses of the body shortly before being discarded and all the other toys used in the past. At the time, kids running barefoot felt cheated if their coaches did not have a designer logo.