Religion and the digital revolution
The web has given a new voice to pro-democracy groups previously silenced by dictatorial regimes. It has allowed separated families to stay in touch. It has democratised education and changed the way we share new knowledge about the world and around the world. But it is also giving a platform to religious and political extremism. It has ushered in a new age of cyber-bullying and cyber-terrorism. And some brain scientists sat social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook can blunt our sense of morality and make users indifferent to human suffering.
Is the internet good for our souls (if you believe in such a thing) or a danger to our moral health? Tell us what you think.