I recently read this article—Nine real technologies that will soon be inside you—and it really got me thinking about how we are going to approach this new field of technology. As of yet, we have only been approached by technology in a more abstract way. We can explore how it effects our time, money, attention, etc… and how we can use these tools to spread the Gospel and build the Kingdom of God personally and organizationally.
Church Management Systems (ChMS) keep us organized and help our leaders be more awesome. Social media gives us a platform for more people to hear us than ever before. And there are apps and hardware that help us tell stories that are more compelling and solutions that make life better for others.
Technology carries on with or without us and can be guided towards good or evil. The Internet is awesome, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t used for evil.
So where will implantable technology lead us? Or rather, where will we lead implantable technology?
Technology Inside of Us!?!
Here are the 9 technologies that could be inside of you in the coming years—the Apple Watch has got nothing on these!
- Implantable smartphones
- Healing chips
- Cyber pills that talk to your doctor
- Implantable birth control
- Smart tattoos
- Brain-computer interface
- Meltable bio-batteries
- Smart dust
- The verified self
(You can read the specifics of each implantable technology here.)
Google Glass and the Apple Watch has proved that wearable technology raises plenty of questions. I can only imagine that implantable technology will only raise more.
What’s Your View?
What’s your view of implantable technology?
What is the Bible’s view of implantable technology?
While the Bible doesn’t ever talk about ‘implantable technology’ specifically, I believe that sticking to Biblical fundamentals will ultimately help us navigate through this new world. We must be careful not to overreact by resisting because of fear, at the same time, we must be careful not to overreact by embracing it because we want to be forward thinking and edgy.
Technology isn’t neutral. It changes the world every day.
Technology isn’t good or evil, either. But the human beings that use it may or may not be.
What do you think about implantable technology?
[Screenshot image via Continuum]