It has been with a strange fascination that I have been watching the developments in the disappearance of Malaysian airlines Flight MH370 While, of course it is a terrible tragedy, I have been strangely thrilled to see that in this day and age there is still a place for wonder in this modern society. Has all of our connectedness removed our ability to be amazed at the wonder of our world? Do we really think that we can track every movement in our world- and what does it mean when we cant know everything. Is our ultimate goal to be a sort of an omniscient God- all powerful as long as there is a place for us to plug in?
For a brilliant take on the role of wonder in our world check out Terry Gilliam’s 1988 film “The Adventures of Baron Munchausen”.