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What is a prophet?

Posted in Internet, Prophet on January 28, 2011 by Internet Prophet

What is a prophet, and what does it mean when one speaks for the Internet?

From Wikipedia:

“A prophet is an individual who is claimed to have been contacted by the supernatural or the divine, and serves as an intermediary with humanity, delivering this newfound knowledge from the supernatural entity to other people.”

The Internet is not supernatural, divine or sacred. However, it is an entity that exists – in part – beyond our normal reach. While it’s easy to see its various manifestations, these do not provide the full picture. To see the Internet for what it is – to understand its messages to humanity – requires extra effort; a different type of perception.

It is the difference between measuring local temperature and understanding global climate. The gap between the interaction among small groups of neurons and emergent consciousness and behavior. The disparity between our natural drive to barter and trade and the workings of an economic system.

“According to I Samuel 9:9, the old name for prophet is ro’eh, ראה, which literally means “Seer” (one who sees). [The change to “prophet”] could document an ancient shift, from viewing prophets as seers for hire to viewing them as moral teachers.”

The prophet is not only a messenger. He sees the Internet in ways in which most do not, becoming a part of the message himself as he transforms what the Internet presents to him into words that other Humans can understand and relate to.

The prophet, seer of the Internet, is here to convey new information about the paradigm shift that is, and will be, brought by by the Internet. Our morals, the way we communicate, our perception of ourselves – these are all changing rapidly, and right in front of our eyes – if we dare to open them and see.