3RUNNING HEAD: Technology Addiction An anonymous research scientist and professor said, “The grand internet experiment is slowly derailing. The technologies that 50 years ago we could only dream of in science fiction novels, which we then actually created with so much faith and hope in their powerto unite us and make us freer, have been co-opted into tools of surveillance, behavioral manipulation, radicalization and addiction.”Another anonymous professor wrote, “As life becomes more and more monitored,what was previously private space will become public, causing more stress in people’s lives. Furthermore, some of these technologies will operate without a person’s knowledge or consent. People cannot opt out, advocate for themselves, or fix errors about themselves in proprietary algorithms.”How much do you think technology addiction is present in the church? “Consider how we use our time in the choices we make in viewing television, playing video games, surfing the Internet, or reading books or magazines. Of course, it is good to view wholesome entertainment or to obtain interesting information. But not everything of that sort is worth the portion of our life we give to obtain it. Some things are better, and others are best.” (Oaks, 2007)What does the Lord expect from us in combating this threat to children and families?“While some addictions require professional clinical help, let us not overlook the spiritual help available to us through priesthood blessings and through prayer. TheLord has promised us, ‘My grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them’ Let us remember that the
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4RUNNING HEAD: Technology Addiction power to change is very real, and it is a great spiritual gift from God.” (Knutson &
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