Patriarch: Antichrist Will Control Us through Our Gadgets

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Humanity is in danger of “falling into slavery” to smartphones, the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church told The Moscow Times (https://themoscowtimes.com/news/russian-patriarch-warns-antichrist-will-control-humans-through-gadgets-64060).

Laugh him off if you want, but Patriarch Kiril makes sense. The biggest threat, he explained, is that the collection of vast amounts of user data will lead to “control” from one central point.

They’re already keeping track of what we look at on the Internet. You’re curious about what your next-door neighbor paid for her hot tub, so you look it up–and next thing you know, everywhere you go, an ad for hot tubs waits for you.

What if some authoritarian agency–as long as we’re talking about Antichrist, let’s call it a global government–could know everything you read or view or email or post on any blog? They’d be making a list and checking it twice, so they can find out who’s naughty or nice… and deal with them accordingly.

We don’t want a global government. And we don’t like that whole data collection business. Put ’em together and you’ve got trouble.

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I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

5 responses to “Patriarch: Antichrist Will Control Us through Our Gadgets

  • Watchman

    I’ve been saying technology will be very instrumental to AC. Everything is going digital, making it easier to control. Especially money. But besides that we’ve become so dependent on technology that if something were to happen to the grid (EMP?), we would be in big trouble. Then there is the whole issue of AI and robotics. Technocrats think technology will bring utopia, instead it has the potential to enslave us. Funny how the false idols man sets up ends up biting him.

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  • thewhiterabbit2016

    I encourage all with these thoughts of the danger of Big Data to read George Gilder’s recent book “Life After Google.” A new 5G Internet architecture is being build right now based on our security – no more spying by Big Brother is on the way.

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  • Unknowable

    I definitely think he’s on to something.

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