Human singularity

I was thinking about the story of the Tower of Babel in Genesis 11:1-9. Verse 6 has always been cryptic and mysterious to me. "And the LORD said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them." 

I've always been taught that the people being of one purpose and one mind was a bad thing because they would choose to live without God or feel they did not need God in their pride. I guess that would be correct if they had found unity outside of oneness with God.

The world we live in today seems divided and chaotic in many ways, but when it comes to science and technology, we definitely live in a globally unified environment. Major changes and breakthroughs in humanity are happening exponentially faster than ever before. This is just a guess, but it seems like 90% of humanities scientific and technological growth has happened in the latest 10% of our existence. There are many theories out there now about a future technological singularity which is the point where technological growth becomes uncontrollable and irreversible. 

Is there a time coming once again for humanity when we will be united with one mind and purpose and there would be nothing we could not do? If we think about that from a technological advancement perspective, that point is quickly approaching. Of course, in many ways humanity is more divided now than ever before. 

It's just interesting to think about. There is nothing to fear. God is still on the throne, and we need to keep doing what he has called us to do in this day.

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