I’m fascinated with the ability to translate websites from various languages into English so that my feeble mind knows what is happening in the world. I can read newspapers from Korea and Singapore and even from the Middle East. At times, even the translation doesn’t make things very clear and we are left to wonder what in the world it is that they are trying to say.
Take, for instance, the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology or NiCT. This is taken directly from their website:
“In order to contribute for realization of the ubiquitous society by stressing the research and development, we will promote three technology fields which are “New Generation Network Architecture Technology”, “Universal Communications Basic Technology” and “ICT for Safety and Security”.
The ubiquitous society – ever-present, omnipresent, everywhere.
Suddenly, I was reminded that the Internet is just that – an ubiquitous society. A society that is live, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. A society that never sleeps – where information is exchanged all around the globe. Think for a moment about our “society” on the Web and the affect about the world. It’s almost overwhelming to know that you can tap into cultures, towns and villages from the far corners.
Yes, we are all a small part of this ubiquitous society.
The only other ubiquitous being that I know of is God. I searched for him on the NiCT and this is what I found:
Jpn: If you want to view the Japanese characters to translate the Eng version, click here.
Eng: the supernatural being conceived as the perfect and omnipotent and omniscient originator and ruler of the universe; the object of worship in monotheistic religions
I admit that I am a tiny part of this ubiquitous Internet society but I am still not convinced that the Internet can hold a candle to God. Yet, every day people bow down to the computer throne, turn the switch and connect to the ubiquitous society.
You may connect to the World via the Web, but when is the last time you connected to the God of the Universe via a little bit of one-on-one with the Creator?