Junior Ganymede
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One Great Whole: Juxtapositions I

August 20th, 2014 by G.

It is necessary in the ushering in of the dispensation of the fulness of times . . . that a whole and complete and perfect union, and welding together of dispensations, and keys, and powers, and glories should take place, and be revealed from the days of Adam even to the present time.

-thus Joseph Smith (hat tip to Elder Bednar, whose recent talk on social media is worth your time)

These two facts do exist, that there are two spirits, one being more intelligent than the other; there shall be another more intelligent than they; I am the Lord thy God, I am more intelligent than they all.

-thus the Lord your God

There are already entities with vastly greater than human intelligence working on the problem of augmenting their own intelligence. A great many, in fact. We call them corporations. And while we may have a variety of thoughts about them, not one has achieved transcendence.

-thus Ramez Naan, in The Singularity is Further than It Appears

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August 20th, 2014 11:21:47
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Bruce Charlton
August 21, 2014

@G – Very inspiring talk by Elder Bednar (as nearly-always) which seems to signify a major new direction.

As you know from the new book, my own wearing-a-secular-hat reasoning seems to suggest that anything positive in the mass media will be swamped – that the media is the message and the overall message is anti-Good – but then secular reasoning is radically incomplete; and the General Authorities have access to information which I don’t.

So, I shall try to do my bit in ‘sweeping the earth as with a flood’.

Certainly, it fills me with hope to watch and listen to Elder Bednar communicating the energy and direction of this initiative.

And lds.org is itself the best example of the good which the mass media can do: an excellent example was shown in the Easter 22014 video Because of Him, which I cannot watch without tearing-up and recognizing afresh the core gospel message.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S3TI4bYerU

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