We see it constantlyÃ¢â‚¬”people staring at their cellular phone, holding their phone to their ear and talking, texting as they walk, on their laptop writing emails people communicating with other peopleÃ¢â‚¬”mostly with one other person, frequently with several other people.
The underlying operation is the connection of minds. We call this: Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Age of Connectivity.Ã¢â‚¬Â
This is a recent phenomenon, but one that is exploding in popularity. The people of the world are rapidly approaching a time when minds will instantly connect with other minds in order to convey new information.
Throughout the living world living things have always communicated. Animals other than humans have communicated with sounds, body language and even smells.
There is a fundamental need and pressure for living things to communicate.
Members of the hymenoptera family, such as ants and bees, communicate constantly, using pheromones, sounds and visual clues. These social animals conduct colony construction, food finding and mating through the use of communication.
In the arena of the mammal kingdom, reproduction and prowess are achieved through communication and, if this unsuccessful, through combat.
Communication is obviously a means to survival. When humans communicate their motivation appears to be simply informative, but underlying the conveyance of information is the need to survive or reproduce?
Since technology is the underlying mechanism for this explosion in connectivity and since technology constantly improves until it reaches a state of efficiency where no more improvement is possible, we can anticipate that connectivity will prevail across mankind and across the planet.
Languages will be instantaneously translated and ultimately become one language. Governments will not be able to impede the exchange of information and ideas.
We see this today as governments try to control the internet unsuccessfully. Mankind seems to be moving towards the asocial state. Mankind may be the next social animal in the same manner as ants and bees.
From the spiritual perspective, we might consider the instantaneous communication of experience as a reflection of a supreme mind experiencing the non-living world through the eyes of the living worldÃ¢â‚¬”as though God were observing what he had created.