Talk about kicking and screaming along the way, there was crying and cussing, swearing, and every imaginable act and action that a spoiled, selfish, and self-centered individual, group, community and society was capable of doing along man’s journey from inception to saint.
People have been murdered for less than the cost of their shoes. Atrocities and horrible acts of cruelty have been committed for no better reason than the color of their skin, slant of their eyes, or a belief they are willing to die for.
The reason? Our innate nature. From birth our inherited genetic traits and individual characters instills in us, even against our better judgment and at the most critical junctures in our lives, a range of emotions and compunctions that annotate us, that compels us, that inspires or deludes us, and which seems unalterable, unconquerable, even unquestionable.
Especially in the future when every imaginable motivation is supposedly understood. Where science and technology provides us with viable alternatives, medications, and mechanisms to deal with our abhorrent actions and antisocial emotions. The challenge is still to master ourselves to allow our will to benefit others rather than ourselves.
At the same time the diversity of mankind and the world is the spice of life. Is the future a life of automatons behaving in prescribed manners, speaking in approved fashions, and thinking along acceptable lines? Struggling against ourselves and others Or is the future a life of enabling and affirming interactions with understanding supportive parents, interactive sharing siblings, interesting engaged friends, and mature enabling mentors?
Unfortunately, commandments, laws, statutes, rules, regulations, guidelines, and codes of ethics were all dependent upon the willingness of adherents to obey them. The converse nature of man is to disobey and be unwilling to submit to any form of order or obedience.
With the advent or coming of the computer man’s willingness to instinctively obey was changed. Gradually and eventually his will was be altered to the point of predictable disobedience. In those cases where it is almost universal in our willingness to break the law technology was imposed to monitor our emotions, observe our actions, physically govern our abilities, and finally alert others of our intentions.
In those cases where the compunction to disobey is unique or limited to a predictable few technology was infused and behavior modification was facilitated by the attention of another person or people uniquely qualified to intercede and interact with the express purpose of not enforcing laws but enabling positive choices.