Gene Roddenbury tried to create a future where technologies brought peace and abundance to everyone and even wrote a script where people were living on a planet with no technologies at one with nature. He really wanted to get the idea across that it was possible to live in peace with technologies but that we did not have to depend upon them. Then after his death the writer of the Star Trek movies began to create a very different picture of what the technological future might hold. The Borgs were introduced, part man and part machine that seemed to fulfill the biblical prophecies of the Beast. There are still people now that want to see this reality come to fruition. My first inclination was to judge those people imagining and writing about that kind of future because I saw it as inciting fear but then I realized it is just showing humanity what is possible. Both scenarios are possible. We can use technologies but we decide how we use them and we determine what kind of world we wish to live in based upon what is happening inside of us. Technologies are wonderful. We are technology. But in this special I was watching William Shatner said something that really hit me. Some people don't want peace. Peace is boring to people that need chaos to keep them from seeing themselves for what they really are or being responsible for their own contentment.
As long as there are people that thrive on chaos and suffering as a means of entertainment there will always be that in the world. Thank goodness we have our own ability to be at peace regardless of others.