Question: In the years 2008 to 2009, Internet business didn’t see any decline. In fact, on the contrary, it grew by 10 to 12%. Today, this business continues to grow. Is this becoming the “tomorrow” of all human activity?
Answer: In principle, we already have passed through this stage. The generation of the technologies of steam, electricity, and gas has already ended. Also, the generation of all kinds of communications media technologies also has reached its end. Now, we no longer aspire for knowledge and for communications links. The idea of communications between people has disappeared. We see this very well with the Internet, how rapidly it is helping us to develop and filter all that already has been on some level that has completed its work, and so we discard it.
The next stage is a stage of meaning, characterized by a yearning for attaining the meaning of life. Today, we stand on this threshold. This is not just a generation of energy, material, and information, but beyond this, it is a generation searching for an answer to the question about the meaning of existence. Without this acute question and its answer, humanity cannot advance further. It will enter into depression, suicide, terrorism, and absolute confusion, saying, “I don’t know what to do!”
Today, the world lives according to the principle of, “earned-disposed,” “stole-ate.” In a state like this, there is no goal. Therefore, humanity needs to find it, and it will be discovered specifically in the integral collective if we can present this example to the world quickly. The problem is that humanity needs to feel it by itself. We cannot put people into a state like this artificially.
If people can achieve this, then everything will be changed, and if not, then it could be that we will exist in this state for a much longer time. However, then it will be bad for us. We will yearn for war in that we will think only about cutting off complex connections and solving problems.
From KabTV’s “Through Time” 3/20/13