In the year of 1969 man landed on the moon. Some people believe it to have been an expensive hoax but it doesn’t matter. We landed on the moon as far as most of humanity believes and it transformed completely our view of the world.
The same year something extraordinary took place but it escaped almost everyone. Yet it transformed our worldview no less and perhaps even more. It was the invention of the first networked computer using the UNIX operating system.
Unbelievable isn’t it? A revolution started which has taken over the world and transformed our lives completely, yet almost noone realizes its importance but takes it for granted. Most people would hardly figure out that it is there, no more than a toaster. But when you want a toast you’d be pretty upset if the toaster would be gone.
One of the most amazing psychological facts about us humans is our ability to take almost everything for granted and be completely unaware of how extraordinary our daily lives can be. Just like I pointed out regarding Christopher Columbus. We all take it for granted that the planet is round and floats in empty space, orbiting a tiny insignificant sun on an outer rim of a small galaxy somewhere in limitless space.
Most people feel that it is obvious and that obviously Mr. Columbus was right when he set sail to the west. When in reality these matters were incomprehensible to people like ourselves in a very recent past. That for millenniums we believed that the planet was a disc sitting on giant elephants that stood on a giant turtle swimming in some dark abyssimal fluid. That we believed that the Sun was our daily light placed in the sky by a powerful deity.
Yes I said it: We are incomrehensible fools, yet so amazing when we want to be.
Since early World War II there had been feeble attempts to use electrical machinery to perform binary calculations. There were mainly two needs for this technology, one to decipher difficult codes in wartime and the second to calculate the trajectory of ship based artillery. Who’d have guessed that shooting giant guns aboard giant warships require precise and complex calculations?
For about two decades after the war we were struggling with the technology which would enable us to construct adequately the computers we felt we needed. It took time but we got there in the sixties. We could construct the mainframe computer and hook numerous console screens to the same computer for example at an Institute, University or a Corporation.
Suddenly in the year 1969 – yes, the year of the first moonlanding – we had the right kind of operating system for the computer in such a way that we could connect facilities cross country and even cross continents. Suddenly we could send emails across long distances in an instant, share documents online and delegate complex information in a tangible and usable way across the whole world at the speed of a telephone line.
The world changed in an instant from using letter couriers, telephone messages, snail mail or other older and slower technologies to the age of networked electrical information.
At the same time we had established the color TV in most homes of the western industrial world, a technology capable of bringing any kind of information across to the populations in an instant. Bringing it to live with sound and vision.
The world was not a world of nations and countries anymore but a global village entering a total transformation of worldview and a way of shaping its culture – or mindsets – in unimaginable ways.
Since then there has been no real change in these two technologies. The computers still use the same protocols to communicate. Their abilities are in essence the same now as they were back then and the same goes for TV. The only difference is that devices have become cheaper, smaller and unimaginable more powerful.
If only for the single revolution of the networked technology it would be enough sign to tell us that all ancient prophecies of the end of the world – or should I say the end of a world – had come true.
But we have seven signs.
All these signs – which the Book of the Apocalypse – in the Christian Bible constituted seven prophetic signs to let us – or those of us who have connected enough dots – understand that the time of the great judgment has come, that the end of the world is over and the spiritual kingdom of God is ahead; a timeframe usually referred to as Judgment day.
What the Day of Judgment really means is simple, and still like so many other misrepresented prophecies not one sprung from fear and hate but from love and respect. It means that we will judge for ourselves what is useful of our mindsets and what isn’t.
We will turn to spiritual insight and divine values, but retain our thirst for knowledge and exploration.
That we will allow the awareness which inspired the prophets – or the Christ – to enter our lives on individual levels, that we will reject the leaderships of the religious and political leaders, and that we will devise the society that humans have desired for Aeons.
We are entering really awesome times, but first we have to deal with the world of fear and hate which we’re still clinging to. A world we cannot defeat or do away with. We cannot conquer it or destroy it. We have no weapons against it because we – just like that old world – knows only war, violence and coercion, outdated tools for a humanity which is about to discover speed faster than light.
We can only transform it, using insight, inspiration, positive attitude and inner strength; values we need to develop fast if we don’t wish to allow the industry and war economy of the old mindset to destroy our planet.
Film: Revolution OS Linux documentary 2001
This is part of a series of articles about the Seven Seals.