Looking back from the day I was born, the year 1979 was a year when people were still dreaming of the things that we now have. With the rapid increase in knowledge, through processed information, indeed, Information Technology is power.
In my own opinion, we are still in the process of refining ourselves given the level of IT that we have. More frequently, we are distracted by a lot of things that technology offers. While, it is okay to indulge, would harnessing the real potential of IT be a better alternative? And, allow me to add, will IT make us more knowledgeable of ourselves and be a bit more human than human? Will IT help us achieve our greater goals in life and make us live according to God’s plan?
A lot of times we would be in awe and amazed at what IT can give us. But, did it change us into becoming a better person?
I would often ponder on the things that we are capable of before the fall of Adam and Eve. Of course, in our catechism, one of the consequence of the fall is imperfect knowledge. Imagine how things would be if our first parents did not fall. For me, our current level of IT is just a tip of the iceberg. Due to our human frailties, we must relearn and rediscover the things that we used to know.
So, does IT really matter? Yes, it does… in numerous ways. It matters in work, in our daily activities, but above all, it will ultimately lead us into rediscovering ourselves — our very own existence — our purpose in life. And, I believe, it will someday lead us all to live as one.