I am pleased to announce a new blog to accompany the launch of my book Unveiling the Apocalypse: Prophecy in Catholic Tradition. To some it may seem odd that a book critical of modern social communications technology should be accompanied by a blog - and this would be a fair point to make. So it should be elaborated first and foremost that I am not a Luddite. Yes, one of the major theses of the book is that the letters www are transliterated into Hebrew as three sixes - six-six-six, and that this should be considered to be the ultimate fulfillment of the prophecy of the number of the Beast. Does this mean that we should shun all modern technology, and retreat back into our caves and eke out a paleolithic existence foraging for berries and hunting large game?
Technology (in the more sophisticated sense of the word) has co-existed side-by-side with humanity since the dawn of civilisation. It is part and parcel of the basic human condition. We cannot escape from this reality, and it would be useless to attempt to do so given the limitations of our knowledge on this subject so far. This book is partly an attempt to discern the true metaphysical nature of technology. Does technological sophistication spell the collective death of humanity? Without the constant progression of technological innovation that has led to our current predicament, humanity would never have developed the capacity for world-destroying potentialities such as thermo-nuclear weapons or industrialized pollution.
The threefold repetition www abbreviates the whole of modern technological achievement into a simple three-letter acronym. It symbolises the entire ethos of modern globalisation. Could these threefold uniform letters therefore be in some way revealing to us their true metaphysical nature?