If there were no God – we would have to invent one! Because the development of human civilization requires the spreading of mechanisms promoting cooperation and social order. And one of these mechanisms is based on the idea that everything we do will be seen by God, and that bad deeds will be punished, while good ones will be rewarded. The Information Age has now fueled the dream that God-like omniscience and omnipotence can be created by man. The discussion of the opportunities and risks of such an age are the subject of this discussion piece.
"You're already a walking sensor platform… You are aware of the fact that somebody can know where you are at all times because you carry a mobile device, even if that mobile device is turned off. You know this, I hope? Yes? Well, you should… Since you can't connect dots you don't have, it drives us into a mode of, we fundamentally try to collect everything and hang on to it forever… It is really very nearly within our grasp to be able to compute on all human generated information." Ira "Gus" Hunt, CIA Chief Technology Officer
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