PREPARING CHILDREN FOR THE FUTURE
I know what you’re thinking, she doesn’t even have any kids. That’s true but I am a seer, and when I look into the future, I see kids who have been taught about science, how to vote, and live eco-friendly lives. All great things but something is missing.
Peering into the future, which is already here, I can see the greatest decisions your children will make will not be whether to use plastic, bamboo or metal straws, who to vote for, or even to place science and facts over rhetoric.
Sure, those are great things to teach kids about – the environment, political activism, and how to discern fact over fiction – yet what’s to come will require wisdom beyond any textbook and any civics lesson.
Soon, if not already, the world will not be ruled by politicians but by private companies, which have been storing data on your children since their conception – because you posted it on social media or entered it into an app on your phone.
Never wrong or bad – it’s pretty unavoidable – yet still has major implications for their futures.
Yet, this is the first generation that has a virtual footprint before they learn to walk or before they are even born! We do not yet know the implications of this.
Kids grow up with technology glued into their hands. We already have our phones waking us up, telling us when to eat, and where to be at a certain time.
Our phones know every single step we’ve taken and predicts with great accuracy the steps we will take, the products we will by.
Our phones – with direct lines to the companies in charge – know our health issues, what medicines we take, and our likeliness for rebellion or conformity into an increasing technocratic world.
Conformity rewarded; conscious rebellion punished.
These companies, gathering your information – that know your kid is allergic to peanuts and that they have hyper-sensitives – will be the ones ruling the world – not the governments and not even climate change, which is real and also a major distraction from sweeping technological advances that will play a central role in your children’s lives.
Children today will be making decisions, for example, about whether to have an implant placed into their brain to replace holding a phone or tablet in their hands. Agreeing to a Google-sponsored brain, a chip implanted into their head or worn as a virtual reality device, will have major implications for their lives and for society as a whole.
It will be – and already is – a data filled world sponsored by Coca Cola, who will sell water for more than the price or oil, to your kids – if they can afford to buy it.
Medicine of the future will look like something from what you thought was science fiction. Your kids will have to determine the line between what is a medical advancement and what is turning them into a machine, reducing them to nothing more than a commodity with a barcode to be scanned by the companies who keep them in a modern version of slavery.
In this case, a vote won’t matter. Artificial intelligence will have gained the right to rule with every piece of data they have collected from you, down to the DNA sample you willingly placed into the system.
Scary? Yes! But there is something you can do about it – by doing it for yourself.
You can remind your children they are not only a product consumer and a bar code to be scanned or a chip implanted to connect into a massive database.
You can remind them they are a souled being, and within their souls lies all the wisdom and intuition needed to navigate this new world.
You can tell them about following their gut, their deep knowingness that technology and science are not God, but they are God (the creators and decision-makers of their reality) and the future will be created through each decision they make.
That every time they don’t conform to the standardization of the human body and technological advancements that strip them of their humanity, it is a vote for consciousness –
for rebellion, for non-conformity, for living in a world in which human souled consciousness is king, not the computer databases that are taking over the collective intelligence in an increasingly-technocratic world.
You remind them of this – of the true nature of what it means to be a souled being – by discovering it for yourself.
No longer placing our heads in the sand or being blinded in mass distraction by the next mass shooting or climate change rally, we can see that those with the most sophisticated artificial intelligence systems will be the ones running our world. And there’s not a single thing we can do about it except to know our own soul, our own divinity.
Instead of voting in the ballot box, we are voting with our consciousness, saying no to automation and yes to our own knowingness – not allowing the phone and soon the Google brain implant to make our decisions for us because we are too lazy to feel into it and decide for ourselves what is best for our world, not theirs, not the machine's world.
In the end it’s a choice, one that is always yours.
Will I choose conscious awareness or will I let technology rule my life in the most subtle of ways until I have given up every liberty or freedom that I thought I was given in the illusion of all illusions?
Thanks for your consideration.
Lauren Hutton (Sar'h) writes adventure novels and short stories about the self-realization experience and beyond.