On butterflies and bees
16 April 2007
Whoever said that the butterfly flapping its wings on one side of the world can cause a tidal wave on the other wasn’t talking through his hat. Reality, however, is rather more prosaic.
‘The mobile phone and the bee’ doesn’t have quite the same ring to it, but if this report is to be believed, our love affair with mobile technology may be killing off the bee population, which will eventually kill us off because our crops don’t get pollinated.
We are destroyed by that which we love.
Here’s another story about how one of Google’s server farms is going to consume a vast amount of resources, primarily electricity and water. All so we can surf the net, and I can blog about it.
We love, so we destroy.
What happens to samsara when there is no life left to be reborn? And no hope of nirvana, too? These questions are not at all intended to be rhetorical.