Faith and hearing (even without ears)
“Hey, Siri. Find faith and hearing online.” Use that command and phrase on your iPhone or iPad, and Siri will give you some interesting results. Not because Siri heard you. Because Siri can’t actually “hear” you. Your voice activates two main technologies, voice recognition and natural language processing. Also, Apple integrates that with machine learning. Then, speech recognition converts your voice into text. And all without ears.
Apparently there are still some of you who use devices and software with the more “manly” names like google, microSoft, androgynous…I mean…android, or pixel. And I still use, what some of my friends say are the less “manly” devices. (with feminine names like Mac and Apple < don’t sound feminine to me, but whatever) So, non-Mac and Apple users…you’ll have to use your voice whatever way works on your googly devices. [powerpress_player]
Now, back to faith and hearing.
Why do I even bring it up?
Well, there’s a lot of hype about how you should be sharing video content. In your business. Your marketing. On your website. Social media. Basically wherever you’re communicating, you should be doing so with video.
And I’ve recommended the same thing. In fact, I’ve even provided video service to clients. But, ironically, the key ingredient to videos is the hearing part. And this makes sense in another way, which I’ll mention shortly.
If you’re even a little tech savvy, you’ve probably learned how much faster it is to ask your device to find answers than it is to type in the questions. I know I enjoy that feature a lot. It’s so cool to be driving down the highway and ask Siri to find something and give me directions. Hands-free. No, stopping to type. And no unfolding of paper maps. And I don’t even have to dial the number to call ahead of time. Mighty cool.
But here’s where the audio side of things gets really interesting. The main reason voice and audio work so well has nothing to do with your ears or voice at all. Did you know that your sense of hearing works 4 times faster than your visual reaction time? And you can process information with your ears much faster than with your eyes. Not only that…
Both input and output are faster with voice.
Gathering and processing information through hearing avoids all that screen-based visual distraction. And that can actually engage more parts of your brain. Think about it. Not only can your brain process information faster, but it also doesn’t have to filter out all those visuals. Then, word-pictures can be formed inside your head using your own ideas instead of someone else’s pictures.
If you’ve ever watched their faces as you read to kids, you’ve probably seen their little minds churning. Their imagination kicks in. And they can see themselves riding that unicorn. Or flying through outer space. Everything is possible…instantly.
I said I’d mention why this hearing thing makes sense in another way. And that other way has to do with faith. The Bible says, “faith comes by hearing.” It doesn’t say you’ll SEE with your eyes and believe. And I firmly believe God made sure it was written that way because He saw how even miracles didn’t build faith.
So, I wanna get back to (and keep building) a sound foundation.
After reading a few scientific articles about our wonderful sense of hearing, I know sound is the way to go. And that doesn’t mean video is out. Far from it. But the focus will be on sound. Because I know my job, while I’m here on planet Earth, is to share God’s word. And I know it’ll be more effective when you hear it.
Can you hear me when I say
There is really just one Way
You can change from flawed to a child of God?
If so, why not start today?
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