I don’t need to point out that we’re living through an era of dizzying innovation and change. I just saw an article on Yahoo! called “The Sleekest Gadgets of 2012.” and there’s some pretty cool stuff there. Same with the Gadget section of ThinkGeek. Always good for some laughs, if nothing else.
I’m not an “early adopter” of new technology, but I am a self-confessed gadget geek and find myself captivated by the creative expressions of our age. While we could (and should) engage in colourful debate about the give and take nature of technology, I’m reminded of the Bible verse that says,
“Thou shalt make gadgets, and designest a plethora of apps for all thy needs, and develop all manner of technology for the good of the world thereof.” (II Geekikus 12:9)
Okay, so that’s not in the Bible. The passage I’m actually thinking of goes like this:
“God blessed them (Adam and Eve) and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.” (Genesis 1:28).
Humanity has been imbued with a divine drive to make life work better, to improve things, to become more efficient, to get better output, to make thinner laptops and extend wi-fi ranges and invent more efficient water purification systems for third world nations. Not all of this is equally helpful, true, but I think it still comes from the same place.
Are you a gadget geek? It doesn’t have to be gadgets, either: How are you expressing your creative DNA to make the world a better place?