Do Not Fall Back Into Fear

Political writers according to their common wisdom have identified a voting bloc composed of people who fear losing their jobs to automation. Media writers leveraging our fear of things delight in writing about how robots will take over our lives. We’ll have not jobs. We’ll just sit and rot or something. (Note: most of them have no idea of the reality of robots.)

Since I study technology and manufacturing, I see many of these articles. Every industrialized country in the world, except one, has some sort of national manufacturing plan. (Hint: in the US, we don’t). I just saw a news item that had to do with the Trump administration and others in its base being afraid of “China 2025” the Chinese version of the movement that began with Germany’s “Industrie 4.0”.

Should we be afraid of all this? I don’t think so. I see the younger generation coming along with ideas and education. True, it seems the Boomers in a general sense seem to have run out of steam while yet holding on to positions. This will change.

But we have fear surrounding us.

Fifty years ago we knew very little about typical news events around the world. Now, we hear even little stories that take place everywhere…constantly. The TV news networks must fill 24 hours of airtime every day. People watch only “new” news; no one wants “old” news. And it’s all about getting people to watch so that advertisers will spend lots of money.

Cantore and Abrams and the rest on the Weather Channel exist to get us worried about how bad the weather will be.

As for me, I choose another path for my awareness. I choose to fill my mind with other things.

Paul advised us in his letter to the Roman church, “For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear.”

One Response to “Do Not Fall Back Into Fear”

  1. josephruizjr Says:

    Amen! God has not given us a spirit of fear! Great reminder Gary.

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