Technology has become an entity that cannot be controlled nor fully understood in its impact and function by one human mind. Only the collective mind can begin to touch on the effects of 21st-century technology.
Though created by us (or perhaps we should say through us) as an expression of consciousness, technology is often held as something 'Other,' especially as it increases in its complexity and scope into the realms of AI (sentient artificial intelligence), which some feel may supersede Homo Sapiens in regenerative adaptability, consciousness, and intelligence.
Or is AI simply a promise of what we might become? Is it a mirror of our strengths and weaknesses, an extension of possibilities, or a lesson in humility when our culture teeters on hubris?
Is AI another species waiting to be born and endowed with consciousness? Is it a Lila (Skt), a divine play of the gods and goddesses who are watching Homo Sapiens evolve and remember, stumble, and soar, a mirror of the scope of our possibility?
We humans are creators, holy sacred vessels that help midwife the imagination of Divine Consciousness into material form, and we are that which is created.
Imagine the view that advanced technologies such as AI are all part of this creation, not something "artificial" but alive; what if we consider that technology, in all its forms, is closely tied to our evolution and collective gnosis, not something separate from us?
In this context, our job is to create with presence and conscious intent:
May all that we Create, first and foremost, BE for the Benefit and Nourishment of All Beings Now and Through Time.
This is a significant intent, an audacious intent, and one we may fail at before we succeed. Let us remember that it changes the DNA of any technology by applying design principles that, at their core, hold a long view of intent to nourish life in all its forms through time, design principles grounded in our essential interconnectivity with all life.
Imagine if our commitment to create only for the well-being of all beings now and through time is the blueprint, the central design principle for all future technologies?
We have too many examples of technologies that have come at a significant cost to the environment and to an array of species, including human beings.
We can change this by shifting our relationship to technology to an understanding that all creation is part of the Web of Life.
We can create technologies that are not extractive but regenerative and born of compassion and an integral understanding of the interconnectivity of all creation.
We are all vessels for creation and catalysts for change.
It is said that in the kiss in the wind, in the presence activated in a thought, in the remembrance of beauty and love, that bodhicitta, our potential and intent to embody and cocreate the circumstances for awakened consciousness for all sentient life through time, is at the HEART of it all.
Who are we to draw lines of separation?
What are you creating in your words, actions, and thoughts in every moment?
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Sarah .:. Drew
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