Explore the connections between technology and traditional ideas of magic as we delve into spiritual experience of tech as its users and creators. We’ll look at the similarities between technology and magic, like power over natural forces, transcendence of limitations, and the mysterious knowledge associated with it.
Explore the mysterious intersection between technology and magic with Arthur C. Clarke’s famous quote: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” What could ancient prophets like Ezekiel have seen when the heavens opened? Dive into the unknown with us to discover the possibilities.
Discover your past and unlock the story of your ancestors. Uncover your ancestral roots with DNA testing and honor their memories with knowledge, respect, and admiration. Respect the humanity of these long-dead souls and make good on the life they have handed down to you.
Adaptation is key to survival, even when it requires us to challenge our old worldviews. Coming from a religious background, I learned a few lessons along the way. Buddhism is an ancient compilation of wisdom, not divinely inspired, needing to be tested and accepted for what it is. Let’s draw from multiple sources for optimal growth and dispel self-delusion.
Ignorance may be natural, but “being ignorant isn’t a bad thing.” Buddhism teaches two core concepts, Impermanence and No-Self, that provide insight to help us understand why it’s important to not just accept our ignorance, but use it as an opportunity to learn more and grow.
Tech tools are just tools; real power lies in the people who use them. Let’s never forget why we’re here: to make tools that help others do their jobs, and to be privileged to do what we love. Amakuni Yasatsuna reminds us of this timeless truth.