Spirituality offers “revealings” similar to technology. As Heideggar stated:
“What has the essence of technology to do with revealing? The answer: everything. For every bringing-forth is grounded in revealing. Bringing-forth, indeed, gathers within itself the four modes of occasioning – causality – and rules them throughout. Within its domain belong end and means, belongs instrumentality. Instrumentality is considered to be the fundamental characteristic of technology. If we inquire, step by step, into what technology, represented as a means, actually is, then we shall arrive at revealing. The possibility of all productive manufacturing lies in revealing. If we give heed to this, than another whole realm for the essence of technology will open itself up to us. It is the realm of revealing, ie., of truth” (Heideggar, 1977, p. 12).
Essentially, spirituality can be seen as technology, as it is a “bringing forth” or a “means.” As well, technology is connected to spirituality, because spirituality can be viewed as looking to find meaning, or to find truth; an essence of living.
Many people consider “technology” to be computers, phones, tablets, etc., however, there has been technology throughout history, not just in the late 20th century and 21st century. We can consider anything that reveals, enhances, or leads to discovery, technology.
Below, Deepak Chopra discusses modern technology. Computers, phones, tablets, etc. are definitely still technologies, but we have to consider why they are technologies beyond metal, wires, and currents. We have to consider what technology is doing for us and how it is affecting our lives. Furthermore, we should be considering how certain things came to be known as “technology” in the first place.
As Deepak Chopra describes, technology can be used for good or it can be used for evil. To an extent, we remain at a crossroad for how technology will transform our world, particularly as technological connectivity continues to grow. If used well, technology can enhance our “collective divine consciousness.”