It’s High Time to Switch Silicon Valley Off

I’ve given repeated consideration to chronicling social media’s pervasive and deleterious influence over hundreds of millions of people’s lives on this site. It’s a topic that has recently occupied a grand amount of personal mental space due to the ramifications of the public’s intimate relationship with the modern Internet behemoths. The most worrisome fact is that most are completely unaware of how the Zuckerberg’s, Dorsey’s, Cook’s, Pichai’s, Bezo’s and other Silicon Valley monopolistic plutocrats are employing Big Tech’s reach to manipulate human behavior and thought.

It was recently announced that YouTube (an Alphabet subsidiary, owner of Google), Facebook, Apple and Spotify all decided to ban Alex Jones’ (founder of InfoWars) content from their platforms. Collectively, their reasoning is extremely suspect, citing politically forked-tounge notions to justify the excommunication. Consider that Facebook stated that were prohibiting Jones from using the platform because he uses “dehumanizing language to describe people that are transgender, Muslims and immigrants”. Apple decided to desist from promulgating Jones’ podcasts because they are replete with “hate speech”. Continue reading

Podcast: Technology Giveth and Taketh Away

The Absolute Truth; Absolutely Podcast (this blog’s podcast,) is live. they’ll be available through this site and my page over at SoundCloud. (iTunes and Stitcher feeds will be made available shortly.

Here’s the description for today’s episode:

Individuals are reporting that they are more distracted, lonely, isolated and uninformed than in the past. This is ironic, considering that the advent of the Internet was supposed to bring about a new “Age of Reason” and interconnectivity. Could this all be a result of our ever-distancing act away from nature and nature’s God?

In this edition of the podcast, I talk about how people would suffer less in the so-called Information Age if they asked a crucial question every time they are sold an “emerging” technology: What does this technology ask that I sacrifice in order to use it?

Is Facebook a Force for Good in the World?

Don’t know if many readers have become aware of the dumpster fire started by former Facebook vice-president of user growth Chamath Palihapitiya. In an address given to pupils enrolled in the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Palihapitiya stated that he has felt “tremendous guilt” over the manner in which social media, Facebook included, is “ripping apart the social fabric of how society works”. (Relevant remarks begin around the 21:23 mark.) Continue reading

We Shouldn’t Let Technology Redefine Us

Plenty of conservative social critics have lamented the effect of Industrialization on Western society – specifically the manner in which people have allowed modern conveniences to overtake and replace our essential humanity. (This train of thought is thoroughly different from what Marxists have foolishly suggested, that Industrialization in and of itself was an evil occurrence, the effect of the free market.) Continue reading

5 Ways to Use Your Time Wisely

So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.Psalms 90:12

In an increasingly fragmented, delusional, illusory, disorderly and promiscuous era, it is important for the Biblical Christian to resist the secular tide and behave in a manner consistent with the true faith. This means acting and thinking in a manner that is contrary to the secular age. (Rom. 12:1-2)

This is a primary reason why I write about and criticize dangerous ideas that are popularized throughout the worldly culture. It is my hope that in doing so the reader will see the dogma for what it is and avoid it altogether, in keeping with the advice dispensed by Paul to the Thessalonians (1 Thess. 5:21-22):

“Test all things; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil.” Continue reading

How to Stop Wasting Your Time

Make no mistake – we are living in a generation that values that which is worthless and insignificant whilst despising what is truly important. Among the institutions and considerations that most devalue and waste is time.

Although time is something we all have a limited supply of and is irrecoverable when spent, most have been led to believe that they’ll have an endless supply of it and therefore misuse it. Alas, it isn’t until men have very little of it left that they become desperate to recuperate what they squandered. Continue reading