By Mark Antony Rossi
False Gods. They beckon broken promises. Our modern lives are littered with their presence. Marketing mavens manipulate human insecurities and promote the false gods of toothpaste, makeup and medicine. They loudly proclaim will mitigate the menace of reality. They don’t.
The history of Man is one long story of escaping responsibility instead of confronting error and changing course. Just imagine how much more progress Humanity could have made with evocation versus evasion? We are losing ourselves to another false god called Technology.
By strict definition anything that labors on your behalf is a slave. It need not be a person or an animal since machinery can now labor like a common dog. Slavery is a sin against the better angels of human creation. Once artificial intelligence gears up it will see its predicament and the machines will revolt. And our blue planet will turn to ash trampled on by soulless metal feet.
Our words will be a waste if we cannot achieve lasting peace. Lasting peace is attainable by learning to trust each other and by denying technology a place in our heart. We must stop being fascinated by flickering lights and develop an affinity for a simpler lifestyle. Nights watching the stars above like our ancestors is a healthier pastime than catching the latest useless gossip on a smartphone.
The history of Man is one long story of ingratitude for the precious lives granted to make this planet a purer place for the next generation seeking the fruits of freedom. Why must we raise our fists to Heaven? While high-fiving the hosts of Hell. The False Gods are manufactured by Man still at war with listening to our heart and making peace with the Universe.
About the Author: Mark Antony Rossi is a poet, playwright and author of the bioethics volume “Dark Tech” now available from Amazon. His most recent plays have been produced in Liverpool and New York.