My missionary companion and I were watching general conference in April 1994. In one of the talks, the speaker mentioned the “information superhighway” (now called the Internet), and if I recall correctly (I cannot find the article to confirm the exact words) mentioned that this invention would play a large role in the widespread destruction of morality in the world.
My companion and I ended up in a debate about it. We debated whether the Internet really would be the downfall of morality in society. We debated whether society was already on a downhill slope. We debated whether making pornography more accessible would lead to more use of it. And so on.
Now that’s been 11 years later and the Internet is a mainstay of western society, can we say with certainty whether society is worse off morally now?