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Spirituality in a Cyber World


“We no longer have the luxury of tradition;But before we change the world,we need to change the way we think.”

The paper scopes the context for humanity, in a period of momentous and fundamental change, with wondrous developments in science and technology, rapidly advancing on a global scale. Historically, four industrial revolutions formed a continuum in which technology advanced on an iterative and progressive basis, generating a digital world and cyber space. We are witnessing the inevitable conclusion of this process as the emergence of an amorphous, parallel, embryonic and autonomous cyber universe inevitably raising alarm bells about the scale of the challenges arising because of its virtually limitless potential to control society, in many cases, to the detriment of individual freedom.

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