The Digital Tower of Babel is Here and I believe it's the greatest sign of the "End Times" or "End of the Age" as we know it via The Global Village & Media.
People use technology to fit into a digital community in which they are no longer physically connected, they are now mentally connected. Each social media platform acts as a digital home for each individual which has allowed people to express themselves through the global village. On the Internet, physical distance is even less of a hindrance to the real-time communicative activities of people. Social Spheres are greatly expanded by the openness of the web and the ease at which people can search for online communities and interact with others who share the same interests and concerns.
The Google Translate tool was acquired through a company called "Babel Fish". Babel Fish was mentioned in The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy written by Douglas Adams. It was a fish that you put into your ear and it allowed you to speak and understand any language in the universe.
Genesis 11:1-9 reads:
11 Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. 2 As people moved eastward,[a] they found a plain in Shinar and settled there.
3 They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. 4 Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”
5 But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. 6 The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. 7 Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”
8 So the Lord scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. 9 That is why it was called Babel—because there the Lord confused the language of the whole world. From there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth.
"The Internet allows us to communicate across vast distances with anyone and everyone, regardless of physical location, bringing us all to the same virtual location. While there are a lot of languages still spoken on the Internet, the predominant one used is English. It has taken a lot of metaphorical bricks and mortar, and several decades to build, but build it we have, and people have gathered on the Internet" (PhoneBoy)
"The Internet is, arguably, one of mankind’s greatest accomplishments in this Information Age. But this new technology not only saves time—it wastes it too. It makes life simpler, yet more complicated; it brings us together, yet pushes us apart.
Now that is a paradox!
Now today, man has finally succeeded in overcoming communication barriers. And he is once again uniting and merging his scientific genius. The Information Age—and especially the Internet—is a prime example of this.
Yes, we can accomplish technological feats. When it comes to constructing an intricate technological wonder such as the Internet, people can unite with absolute determined effort to produce a nearly miraculous achievement. But try to work together to formulate some kind of a plan for harmonious living, and it seems we’re doomed to abysmal failure!
Already, the minds of the people of the nations of the world have been drawn closer together—and now, with the help of the digital information superhighway, man has turned earth into a “global village.” With this invention we've not only collapsed distance; we've demolished all inhibiting boundaries." (Eric Anderson)
"The original Star Trek movie reproduced the theme that Isaac Asimov favored, and which in our day is most eloquently defended by the inventor and visionary, Ray Kurzweil. It is the theology of what Kurzweil calls the singularity. It is the fusion of humanity and digital technology. The Wikipedia entry is accurate.
At the center of the massive ship, V'Ger is revealed to be Voyager 6, a 20th-century Earth space probe believed lost. The damaged probe was found by an alien race of living machines that interpreted its programming as instructions to learn all that can be learned, and return that information to its creator. The machines upgraded the probe to fulfill its mission, and on its journey the probe gathered so much knowledge that it achieved consciousness. Spock realizes that V'Ger lacks the ability to give itself a focus other than its original mission; having learned what it could on its journey home, it finds its existence empty and without purpose. Before transmitting all its information, V'Ger insists that the Creator come in person to finish the sequence. Realizing that the machine wants to merge with its creator, Decker offers himself to V'Ger; he merges with the Ilia probe and V'Ger, creating a new form of life that disappears into another dimension.
There is a new type of being by means of the fusion of humanity, computerized technology, and robotics. This is exactly what Ray Kurzweil says is going to happen sometime within the next two or three decades. He is trying to keep himself alive long enough so that he can participate in a form of eternal life by means of the downloading of his digitized brain into a computer. He is a true visionary. The whole idea depends on the concept of a world without viruses, Trojan horses, and the blue screen of death.
We are living in an era in which the curse of the tower of Babel is going to be overcome by technology. This is no longer science fiction.
There are approximately 6500 languages in the world, but about half of the world's population speaks one of 10 languages. Translation software will be able to handle these 10 languages within a decade. Within three decades, something in the range of 80% of the world's population will be plugged into real-time open-source translation software. The masses will have low-cost cell phones that will do the translating. Even if this takes 50 years, it doesn't matter. We can see where this is heading." (Gary North)
We all know what happened to the first Tower of Babel...........it got tore down! Why would The Digital Tower of Babel be any different under the rule of the same male sky god and brotherhood of man? Be prepared!
Quoting our current President of the U.S., Donald Trump on "Donald Trump shut down internet and free speech":
"Cause we're losing a lot of people because of the internet...........someone will say oh freedom of speech, freedom of speech, these are foolish people. We have a lot of foolish people. We have a LOT of foolish people, we've got to do something with the internet......"
(video can be found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcmiHx5Yf2I&index=11&list=PL-UL_1InDcKw_54vej1Jg-ByDwHKSVii2 )