When God Abandons the Mankind
Since the beginning of the 21st century, we have observed warfare and continued turmoil in Iraq, the birth place of the Mesopotamian Civilization. Then the ravages of war started to prevail in Afghanistan where Alexander the Great had reached in his campaign to the east. And, the Arab spring eventually led to the fall of the autocrat in Libya and revolutionary uproar in Egypt, further putting Syria into a tragic civil war; all of the countries were once important areas for the Roman Empire. So, since the beginning of the 21st century, part of the history was repeated up to the era of Christ Jesus. This must be a great warning to the mankind.
In addition, China is strengthening its national power as it was a major empire around A.D. 1. Russia has shown no inclination for observation of Western democracy, pursuing its hegemony in the world like that they had in the Cold War era. The UK is withdrawing from the EU to protect its independence. The US chose as its president a business man associated with entertainment, who shouted for America to pursue national interest more than any other predecessors in a more direct and coarse way than was seen in the White House. Nations seem to be standing against other nations. It may be the situation predicted by Christ Jesus in terms of the end of the world.
In the 20th century, the mankind experienced the two world wars. But the third one might be closer although most of nations are enjoying prosperity supported by hi-tech based commercialism.
And if the mankind could continue to survive and further develop technologies and science, dangerous future can be only estimated more than rosy future. Even today, people have come to be aware of dangerous use of digital systems, the Internet power, and Artificial Intelligence in addition to the gene engineering technology. If science and technology continue to develop at the present pace, the future of the mankind might be at real risk. For example, the mankind might be taken over by robots equipped with advances AI, say, 1000 years later. In the word of robots, global warming and other natural disasters will not be any problems. They need not even breathe.
And this trend of the fall of the mankind and the rise of robots with super AI might be started around early 21st century, namely today.
Future robots with super AI might start to conquer the universe. As there is no physical restriction as living things for them, they might travel distance of many light years to reach other solar systems and planets. They can be the ruler of the universe. This might be a simple scientific fiction story, but there is a possibility.
However, there is one specific advantage for the mankind. It is the power and ability to believe in God who is the creator of the universe. As long as God supports the mankind, robots will not be able to defeat the mankind in case they come to have such an intention.
But if the mankind loses its faith in God and God abandons the mankind, any scientific fictions can be reality. It is the time for us to reflect our faith and consider future.
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Luk 12:20 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?
Luk 12:21 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.