The Machines Are Taking Over the World - Kris Vallotton

October 19, 2018

If we are going to raise supernatural world-changers, we must create an environment that is more exciting than video games!

I was a part of the turnkey-kid generation; children raised by babysitters instead of a mom and dad. But now the machines are nurturing our children. That’s right! Video games have taken the place of real people! And do you know who wrote the software that is keeping your children company? You guessed it, the people who were raised by babysitters! Ironic, isn’t it?

We used to watch sci-fi movies about the machines taking over the world, and we all thought it was just entertainment at the time. Little did we know that those machines would someday be left alone to train our children. Nowadays most kids know their machines better than they know their folks!

Not only that, they spend so much time learning virtual video skills that many of them don’t know how to do real life with human beings. They can kill the mutants and rescue the castle, but when it comes time to solve a real conflict with their peers they are clueless…and I mean, CLUELESS!

MENTORED BY A MUTANT

Why do you think these kids are killing their classmates and assassinating their teachers? It just might be because they have exchanged video skills for life skills. They are ignorant of the things we used to learn in kindergarten. Things like: share with others, say you’re sorry, take turns on the swings, don’t hit people, don’t make fun of others, have quiet time, etc. Machines might be able to teach our kids math and science, but they can’t explain to them how to love their neighbors as themselves!

I have no problem with video games, social networking, TV, movies, or any of the rest of it, as long as they don’t take the place of real life, real relationships, and real love. But people are becoming so disconnected that it’s alarming.

I play basketball at the YMCA twice a week. Some of the kids at the Y play the game with their earbuds crammed into their heads and plugged into an iPod. They’re even afraid of connecting with the people they are playing ball with. WE MUST CORRECT THIS! We are raising a generation that is severely lacking people skills! I fear they are going to drown their own families in the sea of isolation.

RETURN TO REAL LIFE

It’s time to rage against the machines! We can beat them…we really can, because love is incalculable, unpredictable, and irresistible. Love never fails, but the machines shall become darkened in their understanding, and their processors shall pale in pity, as powerful humans are enlightened with passion and ignited with purpose!

Pull the plug on the machines, and instead invest in building vulnerable relationships that fuel your soul and make you fully alive!

How do you manage the balance of technology and relationships in your life? Do you struggle with this? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

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