A powerful religious leader in Russia is warning residents that the society's increasing reliance on smartphones and similar technology could usher in the arrival of the Antichrist. Patriarch Kirill, who heads the Russian Orthodox Church, reportedly made the worrisome remarks during a TV interview on Monday evening. Specifically, he cautioned about the ability to harvest personal information from these devices and the potential for such insights to be used for evil purposes.
"Every time you use your gadget," he chillingly observed, "somebody can find out exactly where you are, exactly what your interests are and exactly what you are scared of." While this may sound like a marketer's dream, Kirill noted that these details would also prove tempting to forces beyond our human realm. To that end, he ominously declared that "the Antichrist is the person who will be at the head of the worldwide web, controlling all of humankind."
Find out more about Patriach Kirill's worrisome warning at the Coast to Coast AM website.