Just listened to a short but very interesting and somewhat provocative talk on TED about social networking http://video.ted.com/talk/podcast/2011G/None/AdamOstrow_2011G.mp4 and I got to thinking about how we wrestle with a concept of a “God” who is aware of everything that goes on. Every thought, action, intent – even the deep, unconscious meanderings of the heart. An amazing thought indeed.
What a headache!! I can’t imagine what it could be like. Billions of people, whether asleep or awake each having billions of thoughts. Conscious or unconscious. Feelings, emotions, plans, humour, silliness, brilliance, stupidity …. and everything in between. I can’t imagine what it must be like to be God. With all due respect, I wouldn’t want God’s job?
And the narrative suggests that we want to take the place of God. Evict God and elevate ourselves as the supreme rulers of our destiny. …. another amazing thought indeed.
And then this short talk suggests the amount of data we are generating all the time and the potential it may have as we ride this exponential wave or virtual reality …
I can’t help thinking about what goes through the mind of a dog when it eventually does succeed in catching it’s own tail?