(By Kelly McDonald, Jr) Recently, the director of engineering for Google announced that he was in favor of implanting computers inside the human brain. By 2029, he thinks that humans and computers will be merged together. He also believes this development could increase or enhance human capacities and connect us even more to each other.
This merger between humans and computers definitely creates huge moral and ethical problems, some of which are reminiscent of the Matrix. If humans “merge” with computers so that all humanity has a singular consciousness, what happens if someone maliciously controls the central computer? There are also spiritual implications – God created all of us with unique qualities. We have strengths and weaknesses. Moses and Jeremiah were not eloquent speakers. God manifests His strength in those weaknesses. If mankind finds a way to wipe out our natural weaknesses, it will defile the uniqueness of God’s creation. Humans will become even more self-reliant and vain.