Technological acceleration clashes with modernity’s promise of freedom. This acceleration is closely linked to addiction, and it is a paradox. On the one hand, we have far more freedom of choice than past civilizations; on the other, we have less freedom to opt out of that very technology. We are economically and in many cases personally addicted to the ease of technology, to its dopamine hits. We are less skilled, and thereby less free. We are trapped, and we know it.

At such times, it is the task of Christians to nourish hope.