How To Find Security In An Insecure Time
I recently watched the Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma, and I can't stop thinking about it. If you haven't watched it, you should. It's both enlightening and frightening at the same time.
The Social Dilemma explores the problems that have occurred in society with the largely unregulated and unfettered tech industry, media outlets, etc.
One of the claims that the documentary makes is that people aren't really choosing the content they are consuming online or through the so-called news media. Their content is being chosen for them by algorithms designed to keep them connected based on what they want to see/hear.
What is the motivation behind all of this? It's not political, actually. It's simply all about monetization. The more we stay tuned in, logged on, scrolling... the more money we make for news outlets, social media giants, etc.
A society based on the quest for security is nothing but a breath-retention contest in which everyone is as taut as a drum and purple as a beet.
At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but [the one] who stands firm to the end will be saved.