• Sharing files and sharing lives

    Matthew Pulis

    When speaking of sharing, Spadaro uses the Web 2.0 model. He speaks of the risk of falling into a sort of ideology of the Web. From this model sprouts the reflection of Cybertheology. George gathered four definitions of this term: (i) a theology of the meanings of social communication; (ii) ...

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  • The road to conversion

    Matthew Pulis

    Following last week’s article, we see Spadaro proceeding to compare the saving of a file with the salvation of a soul. He notes that our understanding of saving a file prohibits us from starting afresh, which a theological understanding outlines.[1] A metanoia is not particularly possible in the digital world, ...

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  • Between Theology and Technology

    Matthew Pulis

    In the first chapter of Cybertheology: Thinking Christianity in the Era of the Internet, Antonio Spadaro questions the relationship between faith and technology. He claims that many have written on the use of Internet as an instrument of evangelization. He suggests that we should be questioning the challenges of the ...

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  • Can an AI love me?

    Matthew Pulis

    Artificial intelligence is beginning to leave its mark on entire industries from finance to medicine. Yet the most revolutionary application has yet to arrive—and it’s an existential one. As thinking machines continue to evolve, we need to start redefining humanity, and thus, personal relationships. Or as Kurzweil foresees, is it ...

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  • Social Media? Technology? The Church?

    Matthew Pulis

    Today is World Social Communications day. In order to commemorate the day, The Church in Malta has released a 50 second clip. If the Church chose to celebrate the day in line with the Pope’s message, then this clip is surely not the way to do it. Pope Francis in ...

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  • Man’s need to create

    Matthew Pulis

    Technology is changing so fast that it is almost impossible to keep track. Chief editor of The Verge comments: “It’s the dream of the upgrade. Of the early adopter. Things are going to get better. They have to get better. There is no other way. The next thing is just ...

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  • MY Passport is Not for Sale

    Matthew Pulis

    “When you start to sell your citizenship, you will sell anything.” These are the words of Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves of St. Vincent & Grenadines – an island in the Caribbean. The main question which I would like to discuss in this post is to which price one shall value ...

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  • HYS! – Kids: a pitiful state?

    Matthew Pulis

    The latest news from Yemen has shocked the world. Going viral around the social networks many are condemning marriages between male adults and young girls. The killing of 8 year old Rawan due to internal bleeding on her wedding night has popped up serious questions about the rights of these ...

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  • Hackers aid to Turkey

    Matthew Pulis

    Entering the second week of unrest in Turkey, hackers have decided to put their finger in the pie too. Following unconfirmed reports that the Government in Turkey has blocked access to Facebook and Twitter amid the unrest over a development demolition has urged some hackers to retaliate. To add further ...

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  • From the confessional to the chat

    Matthew Pulis

    The power of communication today does not run through the classical ways of communication; social networks/media make the world stop and go round at the same time. Sometimes I suspect that the Church hasn’t realized this yet. I still see that Church and the social networks relation still doesn’t create ...

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