I’ve written about Satan’s counterfeiting of God’s omniscience recently, mostly in relation to the data vacuuming conducted by the NSA, etc.
As I’ve said, the world’s systems are trying to know everything about everything right now. The problem is they will never be able to fully understand either the present or certainly, the future. Only God can do that, but it doesn’t stop people from trying.
In the story below regarding Cisco, we can see an incredible amount of information being gathered about a ton of various things, as even mundane items like refrigerators get connected to the ‘net.
Even if, as Cisco predicts, some 50 billion things are connected to the Internet by 2020, the knowledge or information gathered can only asymptotically approach what God already knows, and has known, forever. I find that comforting. Even if 250 new “things” attach to the Internet in 2020 every second, it will be an approach that if graphed, will seem to get ever closer to where God is, but that graph will
never find an intersection with his umm…data warehouse in the, umm…cloud. <grin> As that curved line seems to get closer and closer to that upright vertical axis, there remains an infinite amount of space between the two.
This world constantly confuses information with wisdom. In the end, the only knowledge or information which really matters is the understanding of how we are to be saved.
4 But you, Daniel, roll up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge.” Daniel 12:4
For extreme numbers people who might want to track things as they connect to the Internet, Cisco created the Internet of Everything Connections Counter.
Counting the Internet of things in real time
Cisco loves the Internet of things. After all, the company is in the business of selling software and hardware to help enable what it says will be 50 billion things connected to the Internet by 2020. Things include billions of sensor-packed mobile devices, coffeemakers, cardiac monitors, cars, tires, roads, parking meters, supermarket shelves, cattle, thermostats, and skin, just to name a few. By Cisco’s count, 50 billion things is just 2.7 percent of all the things that will be on the planet in 2020.
According to Cisco’s latest revelations, 80 things per second are connecting to the Internet, and by 2020, 250 things will connect each second. For people who want to keep track of the number in “real time,” the company created the Cisco Internet of Everything (IoE) Connections Counter.