Don't read this article, entitled The Internet is Over, unless you want to spend a day mulling over the miserable state we are being led to by our technological wonders. I know this will happen because I read the comments...and 90% or more of the commentors reflect that feeling. It was extremely interesting to me because I recently read George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, and although the novel was extremely uncomfortable reading, I thought I was somewhat re-assured that at least some of the societal horrors depicted in the book have not materialized.
Then I read this article. And I realized it is real, and it is here already. And it will become worse.
Even as I personally come to use email, blogging, twittering, and my professional website more, the distinction between my work time and my personal or family time becomes blurred. Am I becoming part of the "collective consciousness", or just participating in global gossip? Is there any part of this that enhances my spiritual life? Or is this process attempting to rip me away from the private, comforting moments of clarity that I have when I am completely "off the grid" and thinking about Christ in my life?
Even as it did in late 1999, it seems useless to flee to the mountains. I'll ride this techno-wave and try to keep God as my co-pilot.
After all, if riots can be triggered in the middle east over cell phones, then why couldn't world-wide revival?