God and the Internet

Advances in technology can mean greater freedom and progress. If misused, they can also present new forms of disruption and even criminal activities. The Internet has been widely praised for enabling the free flow of information, irrespective of national boundaries or political ideologies, and therefore bringing people closer together. But it has also been used to spread harm.

Last May, when a computer virus severely disrupted so many companies and governmental agencies all over the world, it once more became clear that our safety cannot be assured by technology. Yet history has shown us that the march of progress and freedom cannot be stopped.

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August 21, 2000

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