The Deification of Man in the Internet Era. Interference between Spiritual Life and Virtual World Avatars
It seems to us that digital life is soulless. Which is a reality. A virtual existence cannot be brought to life by the very technology that created it. However, in recent years our lives intersect with the digital media in its many forms of instrumentalization. From the now famous search engines, Google, Bing, Yahoo !, Ask… to Social media platforms like: Facebook, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube, etc. That is why the question is legitimate: how Orthodox spirituality, which expresses in the strongest and most credible way possible the experience of man with God, is affected or corrupted by new digital technologies. How can today's generation be addressed through adolescents, and towards tomorrow, in the space of a quasi-freedom provided by the world of the Internet?