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There are scenarios, however, in which technology may brake itself. In the aging population of the developed world, many people are already tired of trying to keep up with the latest cool new tech. Youth-driven tech acceleration could be interpreted as simple youthful folly-shortsighted, disruptive, faddish. The market for change could dry up, and lock-in might again become the norm. Stress and fatigue make powerful decelerators.
Responsible cultural development evokes an image reminiscent of the earth as a garden, tended by humans with the goal of creating a communal home” within which nature, technology, and culture are in harmony and there is a meaningful place for everyone living and everything that lives. Foremost in that picture is an integral coherence in which every thing participates, all the while retaining its own individual value or nature. Before getting involved in scientific-technological activities, one needs to respect this intrinsic value of things. Every human activity should begin with caring contact and respectful treatment. Creation and its creatures have to be dealt with according to their nature; otherwise, life will disappear. This is no idolization of nature; on the contrary, it is acknowledging the care of the Creator, a care we are to imitate. Technology and the economy ought to be directed to inhabiting the garden and to maintaining and strengthening every living thing.
There is something else. Technological development also faces threats from within. Large-scale technical developments regularly prove to be vulnerable and risky. Due to human error or poorly functioning technology, we are sometimes confronted with far-reaching, unexpected consequences. Think of Chernobyl, the chemical disaster in Bhopal, the I love you” virus, or the Code Rep-worm. In a similar way, recent terrorist attacks have underscored how vulnerable modern culture can be because of its dependence on technology.
What we need is a vista and a vehicle that embraces more dimensions, something that provides a more comprehensive, holistic approach. People need to acknowledge that the breadth of reality is a given, bestowed—including for scientific analysis—long before science ever was, and that this reality does not depend on itself, but is in all respects dependent on and involved with God as its Origin. A cosmology grounded in such a vista clearly will lack the deficiencies referred to earlier.