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Author Topic: The effects of technology?  (Read 2481 times)
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« Reply #9: July 30, 2009, 09:23:39 am »

As I was reading through some other posts I started wondering...How has technology had an impact on your particular faith or spiritual practice? Obviously the internet has made information vastly more accessible to people (although the information may be incorrect) but do you find yourself doing things differently because of it? For example, I keep any and all pertinent information that I can find in separate files on a memory stick...kind of like an electronic BoS. Although I tend to prefer books as opposed to Ebooks this makes things easier for me since I spend a good deal of time on the computer (it's also easier for me to keep things organized and make changes or corrections). Also, I have seen websites that have virtual meditation rooms which I'm sure could be useful for any number of people. Ebooks, online courses and groups, forums, etc...has any of it changed your faith or practice significantly? If so, has it made things easier (more access to ideas and information) or more difficult (having to wade through all the nonsense that's out there)? Just curious... Grin

(Sorry if I've posted this in the wrong place...I wasn't sure where it should be).

My partner always jokes that I'm the one who thought (I didn't really, I swear by the Dog) that the changing views of the non-Royal afterlife in the Middle Kingdom was degenerate and things having "Gone Too Far"(tm).

But, I actually like (most... well, some... kinda) technology. The internet is absolutely invaluable to me, and I'd be totally lost without it. It hasn't changed by faith or my practice, but it has made research and learning MUCH easier, but not in the way it's always used. For me the internet really has come into it's own when tracking down publications. Things like Jstor for E-journals, online bibliographies and library catalogues make getting at traditional publications much easier than before, and it is there that, in terms of religion and study, I really depend on it.

It also highlighted just how big the divide can be between different groups in terms of their access to services online. So many reliable online (and so supposedly "accessible") sources of information are not easily available outside of libraries or universities. Hence my new pet project ;-)
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