Social scoring is the rating of a person's influence by such criteria as the number of social media followers. The effect will be to create a caste system.
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on our prayers for God to "bless the electronics," asks whether the marvels of modern electronics are really a God-send or something less than a blessing. Perhaps some of us need to change our thinking about electronic devices as we strive to stay awake while awaiting Christ's return. At …
The governmental intrusions into privacy, depicted by the movie Sneakers, have become a grim reality. With life online, nothing is secret.
Billionaires have commandeered Apple, Twitter, Google, and Facebook, all ostensibly created for promoting free speech, for the purpose of censoring comments.
People revere doctors and technology above God. We are obsessed with negative and fake news, all assigning blame and pointing critical fingers.
The political and cultural Left has allied with giant tech corporations to sideline people and institutions who do not espouse the 'right' ideas and beliefs.
John Ritenbaugh, quoting from efficiency expert or "business chaos crusher" Dave Crenshaw, urges that distractions and interruptions caused by phone, e-mail, computers, or texting, are detrimental to productivity and to the operating a business at a profit. The average worker is interrupted 15 times per hour, 120 times …
People make judgments—sometimes consciously, but probably more often unconsciously—about what goes into their minds, and this has an effect over time.
Big Tech is creating a new mode of governance through which data analytics are used to create algorithms that decide rewards and punishment for targeted behaviors.
Bill Onisick describes the development of a robot having self-awareness, able to recombine knowledge, and generalize, providing an artificial intelligence which could make the human being obsolete. Some have concluded that artificial intelligence could be a greater threat to human existence than the atomic bomb or germ warfare. …
Human civilization has experienced two major sociological ages since the beginning of its appearance on the earth. Currently we are in transition to the third age or Third Wave, which has frightening prophetic consequences. However, it's the Fourth Wave, God's soon-coming Kingdom, we need to catch!
John Ritenbaugh, citing the findings of Dave Crenshaw, a business chaos crusher, alerts us that the average worker is interrupted 15 times per hour, many of which are self-inflicted, suggesting that these interruptions resemble small cuts which drain the life blood out of productivity. One of the most deceptively innocent, but …
Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the fallout from the devastating Hurricane Matthew, a category 4 storm, has observed that some have attempted shamelessly to politicize this disaster, foolishly proclaiming that this disaster was caused by climate change, global warming, or 'environmental racism.' Regardless of the subject being …
Richard Ritenbaugh, acknowledging that biased media deluges us with lies, warns that God has not endorsed all information, whether from the left or the right, is pulling us toward carnal solutions and away from godly ones. Because the far left has traditionally embraced humanist, 'progressive,' anti-God viewpoints, church …
Most people's window of experience and knowledge—their perspective on life—does not stretch beyond their own memories.
Social media, text messages, e-mails, websites and blogs are competing for our time, eroding our attention spans and exhausting our ability to concentrate.
Offense will be common in the end times, and many will attempt to cancel those who disagree, as the Pharisees cancelled Jesus Christ by execution.
Greed has caused panic buying and selling of pharmaceutical stocks and has spawned a booming vaccine industry coupled with shameless scientific fraud.
Our daily social interaction has become digital rather than flesh and blood. Social media has divided us into media ghettos. Society has become disengaged.
Mark Schindler, maintaining that our response to the evil of the world sets us apart as the light of the world, cautions us not to abandon our children to the custody of interactive smartphones or iPads. In 1989, Charles Krauthammer warned that we are moving into extremely dangerous times and that we ought not abandon our …
As technology becomes more available, the material world threatens to crowd God out of the picture. The information age will destroy us unless we manage it.
The immediate danger lies not as much in the specific teachings of the flood from the serpent but in their sheer volume. The peril lies in being swept away.
Ryan McClure, referring to the aggressive, offensive, and sometimes violent interaction between internet users called flaming, asks if we are flamers, or if are we pursuing righteousness in our speech and communication. It is important how we interact with our brethren and others. We can look to our Savior, Jesus Christ, who …
Martin Collins, highlighting examples of political correctness, the use of inclusive diction and the disuse of "sexist" language (e.g., police officer instead of policeman), warns of Microsoft's new AI-based software ("Ideas in Word") designed to make writing not only grammatically but also politically …
Martin Collins, revealing that the attempt to censor is nothing new, but has been around throughout history, notably by the government of England for religious reasons, giving control over printing to two major universities, and the Roman Catholic Church over the years, attempting to prevent heresy. Today, the liberal …
We cannot vacillate between allegiance to the world's standards and God's perfect standards. As one asks for wisdom, one must relinquish doubt.
The inalienable right to the pursuit of happiness can only be realized when we live in gratitude for Our Creator's purpose for us.
People are now battling sleep difficulty, anxiety, depression, and loneliness as never before in history.
Using data such as website history, social media friend lists, and click behavior on news headlines, algorithms make guesses about what content to show us.
Truth is a fundamental base of a relationship between God and His people. As the days grow evil, God's people must cling to the truth and love His holy law.
A former president was sexually immoral, lied with impunity, and misused his position. The same is true of the current one. Will we apply God's standard equally?
A key ingredient in dating is faith in God's purpose. The relationship one has with God takes precedence over any relationship with any other human being.
The Loch Ness monster can represent any knowledge: In the uncertainty, what is adamantly held by some to be true may be rejected by others as preposterous.
Michael Crichton predicted the disinformation age we are living through right now, warning that it would be difficult to separate reality from fantasy.
Joe Baity draws a distinction between ancient mariners, who recognized they were off course due to stormy weather, and those of us today who may be unaware that we are off course on our spiritual journey. After a storm, those ancient mariners found steady, reliable points of reference in the skies, once the clouds cleared away, …
The demons who already inhabit the earth look upon us as interlopers. We need to monitor our thought impulses, lest we be bothered by demons.
Revelation 12 pictures a flood proceeding from the mouth of the dragon, sweeping many away in a torrent of information that drowns out the truth.
With the mind of Christ, we can agree with our spiritual siblings. We do not receive the fullness of Christ's mind at baptism; we must continue to seek it.
We must be willing to allow God to make changes in our thinking, even when those changes discomfort the beliefs to which we have acclimated ourselves.
The apostle James says that the tongue can metaphorically start a dangerous fire. He warns that gossip, tale-bearing and being a busy-body is like murder.
We are open to invisible communication from the spirit world—communication designed to conform us to the course of this world. Recognizing it is vital.