According to DARPA, the primary application of quick-learning technology would be to ease the difficulty of learning foreign languages. The benefit to both agents and soldiers should be obvious, and we can hardly blame the military for pursuing it. Looking beyond the tactical perks, however, the endeavor for such technology is disturbing for spiritual reasons. If scientists can develop something that enables people to become multilingual with little effort, then mankind will have undone what God did at the Tower of Babel.
Like it or Not, Here It Comes
The secular world doesn't care that YHVH God gave explicit instructions to the descendants of Noah to spread out and remain autonomous. They don't care about the consequences of selfish and corruptible human beings working and living together in large numbers, constantly inciting each other to push the boundaries and exert more control over God's creation. And why would they? After the people were divided at Babel, God assigned each of the newly created groups to a separate Kosmokrater (divine principality). These rebellious members of God's divine council became the gods of the nations, and they run those people-groups as they see fit. There is no fear of YHVH in these nations, and as a result, they will continue on the route that led to the division of languages in the first place.
One of these Things is Not Like the Others
This leaves us with a dilemma. As Christians, what should we do when quick-learning through neuroplasticity tech becomes a reality? Do we participate, or refrain? This is a very serious question because when the technology becomes widely available, anyone who chooses not to utilize it will fall hopelessly behind the crowd. What employer would hire or promote a regular worker over an enhanced one? Can you imagine the social pressure that non-conforming "purists" will feel when trying to join a competitive team or club of any sort?
Since we're currently living within an incarnation of the timeless system of Babylon, and there's only so much we can do about it, do we have an excuse for going with the flow in order to survive? According to the Book of Revelation, there will come a time when we Christians must extract themselves entirely from Babylon, regardless of the difficulty, but until that time, is it justified to make use of assets that fly in the face of God's intentions for mankind as long as we didn't personally develop them? Or do we bite the bullet and refuse to take part because to do so would be tacit approval?
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