The (spiritual) limits to technology, by Eric Nelson

With our growing dependency on technology today, Eric Nelson, a colleague and writer, who writes about the link between consciousness and health from the perspective of a Christian Science Practitioner, addresses this current enigma in this article.  Eric shares his personal experiences and spiritual insight to explain and explore the limitations of technology and artificial intelligence. He acknowledges how true wisdom and intelligence come from God and how the connection (between God and man) gained through prayer, study of the Bible and trust enables resolution to challenges of every kind.  Perhaps focusing less on human technology and more on gaining spiritual intelligence through prayer is what is needed to empower and improve our lives today and forever- see what you think!

Understanding the source of intelligence as being purely spiritual helped this writer to overcome many challenging situations, both technical and physical.

Technology has its limits, not the least of which is its ability to provide any real connection with the ineffable, the transcendent, or the divine.

This is essentially the point I tried to make during a recent dinner conversation. Someone had suggested that human know-how – and, by association, human progress – was on the verge of being superseded by artificial intelligence, and I begged to differ.

It’s not that I have anything against technology. Far from it. It’s just that I have yet to see it come even remotely close to providing the sort of life-transforming wisdom that, at least for me, has only ever come through conscious communion with God.

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Kate is interested in sharing blogs about the impact of prayer and spirituality on our health written by her colleagues.  As a Christian Science practitioner and teacher, Kate has experienced the power of prayer in her life as well as in the lives of others.  She is the media and legislative contact for Christian Science in Maryland. Kate can be contacted through Twitter @CScomMaryland and email at: maryland@compub.org