Be perfect, even as your Father in Heaven is perfect.
The Modern World took this commandment seriously – and implemented it in ways the Early Christians (who actually invented this saying) – and the later Medieval Christians – could not have imagined.
They lived in a static universe, where God and Man were entirely different. We live in a fast-changing world where the distinction between the divine and the mundane has been blurred by constant technological innovation.
It is no exaggeration to say we have become perfect – at least in our own eyes. And this perfection is embodied in the advanced technology that has become what we are. We are no longer human – and we consider this an immense improvement.
When, in fact, we have created a world that is no longer interested in us – as humans. It is only interested in continual improvement. Something humans are not capable of.
We want more and more – no matter what this does to us. Because we are no longer important.