Let me tell you something about technology and me.
When I started putting keys to screen you could say I was late coming into the computer technology world. I was granted the privilege to sit at my brother’s Tandy 4000. I was immediately fascinated with that machine. I wanted to know what was going on inside that machine that made it do what it did. So I began my quest to learn how the windows appeared on the screen. When I finally found out a window was made up of image’s I was shocked. (by the way I destroyed the Tandy by wiping the hard drive clean, my brother and I had to take it to a computer repair shop. I never had to take another computer in for repairs. I taught my self how to repair computer’s)
In 1999 the world was still trying to figure out what the internet could do for us as people. Gmail was just a speck in Google’s thought. Juno email was king. Free software was still in its infancy, although there was some really good product’s on the market that would help the performance of a computer. Such as software that would free up RAM and programs that would clean out the junk files on the hard drive to make a system run faster. I began learning about freeware and it was freeware that helped me learn more about computers. Please keep in mind not all free software is safe. There’s a lot of bad actors that love to build bad software and offer it for free, just so you install onto your computer and spy on you. We call them “Trojan’s”.
I have fallen victim to such program’s many times, however, those bad program’s never had the time to steal any of my personal data.
I’m getting to a point here –but- seem to be off track a little.
Nearly 20 years later we have come a long way with technology.
Better built software, social media, artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality, games, and custom built computer systems.
I too wanted to build a software program, so I did.
I call it Wintrol. Wintrol has the ability to take advantage of the built-in applets of Windows Operating Systems (OS) control panel and many more Windows tools and services.
The program is safe and free from any unwanted content.
Now some personal opinions.
Today’s technology has come so far and is still advancing at a rate we really can’t keep up with. For example, the social media giant Facebook shut down AI it was working on because it started coding its own language that they didn’t understand. I’m not going to into specifics because that would make this writing to lengthy.
What is this article about you may ask?
Well recently I was asking myself what and where does all this technology have to do with the great book “The Bible.”
You could argue the bible is nothing but a book written by men and is flawed. I’m not going to have that argument with you. I have that argument with God, and that’s enough with-in its own self.
Just the other day, I was reminded of some scripture in the book of Revelations. It talks about the image of the beast. Revelations 13-15
King James Bible
And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
Admittingly I don’t understand it.
And I will never understand it –but- my mind won’t let go that this has something to do with technology.
I could be way off base about this because I don’t know and I have to say no one else does either. A biblical scholar would say they know, but they get bible scripture wrong too.
I for one don’t worship technology, in fact I have thought of deleting my digital presence many times. And it could still happen.
Do we ever really get rid of our digital fingerprint? No.
Who is the beast and who is the image?
Could it be social media? As of now, we can say no. No one is putting you to death because you don’t worship technology.
Will it happen in the future? Maybe. Maybe not.
I do know I won’t be given up my quest to build my own custom computer. It’s a great time to build your own machine.
The lack of funds is keeping me from building my own machine.
Even though the cost of building a great machine is relatively low.
A six hundred dollar machine can be a wonderful build and I long for the day when I can start. I hope I can start purchasing the parts before the cost rises.
After ten years I still want to turn this website into its own dot com so I can start hoping again to make a dollar. A dollar needed for my retirement. That’s why I created Amerisphere Software Technologies.
Actually, I created AST to bring to you the Ingenuity of free software and to express the excitement of technology.
I won’t stop as long as I have a life.
My AST Facebook page needs your support, so would you give some love and head on over to the AST at Facebook and click like if you haven’t done so already, and if you already have liked AST, engage in the post more often by reacting to the post news. Thank you.
AST is on Twitter as well. How’bout a follow, thank you.
You might not be interested in all this technology stuff, and that’s fine and dandy.
I won’t twist your arm or kill you.
However, the news I share or post are of importance to everyone that holds a handheld computer (smart-phone) in their hands. Or sits at a desktop computer. Thanks for taking a little time of your time and reading this. I love you.
Amerisphere Software Technologies_Gary M. Smith
It’s taken me up to 20 years to write this, and I didn’t even cover everything I could have.