From the Moscow Times:
The leader of the Russian Orthodox Church has said that humans’ dependence on modern technology will result in the coming of the Antichrist.
In an interview with Russian state media, Patriarch Kirill explained he does not entirely oppose gadgets, but warned against “falling into slavery” to smartphones. Patriarch Kirill said that the collection of user data including “location, interests and fears” will make it possible for humans to be controlled by external forces.
[Note: A seer in Cuencha, Ecuador, Patricia Talbot, famously warned in the early 1990s that when he came, the anti-christ would use “science and media” — a confusing phrase at the time, the adjoining of science and media, but now a possible description, at that pre-internet time, of the worldwide “web,” the array of tech devices, social media, and modern communication.]