Let me start with a note: in no way this post has to be seen as disrespectfuf to Buddhism, nor to any other religion. It is not intended to be at all.
I spent a few vacation days in Chiang Rai, a wonderful place in the Northern Thailand, nice people, nice food, wonderful landscape and plenty of culture that you really feel as you walk around.
A good part of this culture is rooted in Buddhism and there are wonderful temples at every step. One of the things that drew my attention (yes I know, my roots are in the geek area) was to see that in what is probably the oldest temple in Chiang Rai, the Wat (Vat?) Phra Kaew there were plenty of QR code for people to use to get information in several languages, to get more images and multimedia on specific parts and statues and even the possibility to use a QR code to make donation to the temple.
Let me say that I was surprised by this mingling of the digital world with the ancient world, seeing how a culture that goes back centuries is starting to adsorb technology. There were a few monks around, and I saw several of them using their smartphone. To me it looked like a clear sign that bits and atoms are bound to go hand in hand in the future. Today I can be surprised to see it happening in certain ambient, tomorrow I will no longer notice, it will feel perfectly natural.