Aykroyd: The Internet is the devil’s gateway
Hollywood icon Dan Aykroyd revealed he constantly fears being hacked through internet-enabled devices and calls the Web “the devil’s gateway.” He has also noticed that people can be especially “mean” online due to anonymity.
He explained to ABC News: “I don’t have a laptop. I don’t have an iPhone, and I refuse to carry them because they’re immensely hackable. Not that I have any big-bad secrets but sometimes I get defence briefings from people.
I have UFO stuff that I don’t want people seeing that comes to me, which I prefer to come by fax or Fedex or mail.”
And although he is active on social media, the star isn’t particularly proud of the way many tend to behave.
“There’s some … people are mean on the Internet. It’s unbelievable. It really is the devil’s gateway. It’s the bathroom wall, in its worst way. And in its best way, it’s the greatest source we can have to promote freedom and compassion and also a general feeling of mass consciousness which we’re going to need to get through the next 10 years.
We are going to all have to join our hearts, join our souls, touch the universal life-source, be more considerate of each other. Or it’s just not going to work.”
Dan also believes tech companies are to blame for helping develop this hostile online environment.
He shared: “The humiliation algorithm relates to how these search engines encourage bad, and negative reports, negative searches to come to the top above positive ones. You put in a name, you can see the worst about a person. Because it’s the most profitable, because human-kind likes to see disaster.
But we’ve got to turn it around, and the internet can do it and we can do it personally, but we need a mass-consciousness experience on this planet to arrest the negative energy that’s dragging us down climatologically, mentally, spiritually, financially.”