Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by Zulile, Nov 25, 2008.
Did you know?
..and are you ready?
wow....if i didn't know i know now
This was quite amazing!...and in a sense scary also. For one thing it has taken the "simplicity" out of life or living. There is a move from the natural to the artificial. If I am correct in my breakdown of the information presented, then we could very well see the movie "TERMINATOR" become an actual reality in the not too far future. Legend has it that Atlantis was actually destroyed by their own technology. Maybe that too was a future premonition. When will we be destroyed? Everyone wants the answer to this riddle. I now have the answer. We will be destroyed when we in our arrogance think that we have reached a level that supersedes nature itself !!!!
As I have always said, we are in the Digital Age, and the babies being born today belong to what I call the Macromedia-ized Generation. You do not seek help from people around you; you ask Google for help. You don't go out to dinnerwith someone; you pretend to dine through Facebook and MySpace messages. You don't read a textbook; you read an eBook.
I am afraid sooner than we think, the number one cause of death will be due to excessive indulgence of and in Technological devices (phones, TV, radios, PCs, ipods, you name it).
This is why I can only see a return to natural ways as the best solution. I have often said and thought that if you were to wake up one morning and see all of the synthetic devices and technological equipment around us removed from the planet, we would have trouble recognizing anything. Further, some of us would would think we can not live anymore - is that how far removed we are from nature???
All I gotta say is...Do not be another digi-slave of the 21st Century!
Yes, the clip is an eye opener indeed when laid out so clearly. I do hope others watch it.
kwabena - while I agree with some of your sentiments expressed, we are way past mere digital, we're into artificial intelligence big time. I am more certain that a voluntary return to the 'natural ways' is suicide at best, particularily as an African in the diaspora where no ways are natural - even more so for the African American who is even father removed from such 'natural resources' and the control thereof than the most unnatural being (the white guy)
I completely agree that our roots and knowlegde should be preserved, taught, lived and understood - but these are things we do along the way, our focus must remain on what is emerging in order to not only survive and maintain, but even prosper in this dominating world of A.I.
We will be left behind, and our children will be slaves to it, if we hang onto oldschool ideas without absorbing/understanding and working the new. Where are the children whose parents didnt buy into modern/mass education? into electricity? into modern medicine? into radio/TV? raise a child today in the USA without a PC and he starts his life jouney at a distinct disadvantage from the get-go.
I have heard many parents say they limit their kids PC time as it's digital entertainment - when perhaps they should be more focussed on making their childrens online time more productive, learning/communicating on the digital highway, the way of the today and tomorrow. How it works, whats available out there, who is out there, and how they can work it as an enhacing tool, not only a mind numbing toy.
What was natural for our parents, is different from our natural - and the time frame of this new age is so short, it is sweeping us up and our children.. and is certainly the most natural to them.
as an aside - you know I've moved recently to the states and I see a large amount of adverts for further study - for professions which are already obsolete in many parts of europe due to technology. That too, is relevant to this topic, as their target audience (us) will be hit hardest
(responding to comments only; i don't often do flash.)
Nature will never leave us, nor will we be able to "leave" Nature, (since we, in fact, are Nature). that is, not until this technology gets so out of hand that we have damaged the planet beyond livability, at which time, we'll be living in artificial habitats .. if we actually survive.
while we still have the natural Nature around us, it would behoove all of us to Know that which spawned us while we are here.
we do need a return to knowledge of "the natural ways". we also need to embrace technology much more so than we have. ("Institute of African Applied Technologies". and to acquire the loose real estate of this solar system as our "reparations", ie the oort clouds and the asteroid belts for research, bases and resources. while, incidentally, limiting "them" to only this earth so that they do not spread their filth beyond the confines of this planet.)
the benefit of that "return to the natural ways" does not mean abandoning technology, nor does it necessarily mean that we do the "amish thing"; the best mix would be Knowing the Natural in our Hearts, Souls, Spirits, Hands and Minds, which will keep us Spiritually grounded, while getting to know the technology so well that we give it our own especial "soul" and create something brand new.
yup; "shifts happen" and this "aquarius rising" bit is a paradigm shift in the way that humanity understands and enacts it's relationship with the Natural Order that existed long before we showed up and that is at the Heart of all Life as we know it here on earth. ("Extreme Sankofa", if you will.)
the path that humanity seems to be heading down with all this technological knowledge in the hands of folks that have no clue what Life really is can only do further damage to our natural environment.
do we really want to jump on their bandwagon so that we are "just as good as they are", or better than they are at the desecration of Life; or do we want to do something new and merge the two together into a brand new tomorrow?
you should have watched the clip
why? i figure if it were that important, somebody would have said something, or at least commented enough that i could get a gist of what was presented.
I was at a Liquidation sale last week (Friday), specifically for the purpose of buying a cheaper Laptop (seeing as how my current one is out of commission). I was tempted to get it, until I started thinking 'outside the box,' and the people around me started to "feel" [to me] like media babies. To be real, I even went to this Brotha and told him "I see digi-slaves!"
Instead of looking for a cheap PC, I was all of a sudden looking at the world I wish not to be in - a lifestyle which I hope not to be living in the future. Roughly half of the items on sale was digital equipment; I seen almost nothing natural in there. I bring this thread up, because I began to recall it based on what I was observing. Nevertheless, I did not buy the laptop, and instead said that I would seek a more 'spiritual' living, rather than spending endless hours on the PC, because I want to break the addiction to these digital synthetic devices.
Just had to bring that up. I am telling you...regardless of the many lies told to the masses of young folk, we have a horrible future ahead of us!
i watched the video...thanks for the video. shocking is the word for the video for me. I was shocked and at a lose for words. I saw no hope in that video...maybe it's just me but that is scary, that college grad thing really wow.
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