I tell her about an interview I saw on television. A scientist said we’ll soon have technology enhanced implants the size of cells so humans can keep up with the computers running the planet. Technology is advancing faster than we can implement it. We need to boot up. I tell her I have mixed feelings.
I tell her that I picture the apocalyptic movie “Road Warrior”. I tell her I think it may be a short road to annihilation. We are too barbaric to be given cyber powers. On the other hand, perhaps there is a purpose for us that has to do with brain power that we own but can’t easily access. Maybe it’s up to us to become more then flesh and blood. I don’t want to but what if that’s my purpose on this planet? I’m forced to consider everything. I don’t know anything with absolute certainty.
She says it is surely a recipe for disaster but she will trust her faith to tell her what’s right. The shadows of kings and presidents who’ve engaged in war according to God’s will flit across the room. I play devil’s advocate. I question her ability to channel the guidance of a higher power for answers like these. I tell her that according to the concept of applied kinesiology everything is energy including thoughts. The impact of energy on a human being can be tested through the individual’s physical reaction. Muscle strength is a common means of testing the impact of medicines, thoughts and organ health. I tell her that it’s most efficient when an outside source tests you because if you test yourself your desire can impact the outcome.
I ask her how that is any different than trusting her faith. If faith is energy and she has an agenda then she may unconsciously manipulate the message she gets and attribute it to her faith, to God. Where faith alone is enough for some things, in others it may prove illusory.
She, in this house with a cross on the wall of every room, is kind enough not to throw me out. She’s calm enough to say that this is an interesting viewpoint and she will consider it. And I consider that there may be hope no matter how it goes down.