The benefit of the Internet is that it's acting as a mind control platform. Information can now be sent into a persons mind, and information duplicated amongst a mass population of people. The truth is, you will believe whatever is put out onto the internet, based on the tools you're given and your biases in interpreting this information.
Therefore, religion is getting the boot, because it allows people who are not in your local culture to influence your decision making process. You are choosing to believe science related information, because that is what you're being taught.
Luckily what you're being taught is also reality, to a degree, but the information being sent out is not exactly perfected and therefore your understandings of this universe are still quite lacking. You are all also heavily influenced by the military, department of defense, corporate media, and government, which frequently seed you lies, and are actually in total control over your entire lives.
What I can tell you is that, religion is also less pleasurable than it once was, and this makes people want to believe it less and less and spend less time on it. The issue is that all the science we are creating also is teaching people that's it's false, so we are able to begin to move past it.
Today the Internet as a mind control platform is mostly positive, but there is still the pesky issue of the NSA and governments having complete ability to both seed information through it, and to monitor your behavior and actions regarding consumption and communication. This is allowing the government to customize the messages they seed, and to learn how better to control the population.
Crime is being covered up, and the government is the only opinion that actually matters. Because they have the power and force to control everyone else, arrest, or even to secretly assassinate people, no one really has any power to stop it.
Details on The Matrix Deciphered book from Dr. Robert Duncan.
There are also methods of other forms of mass surveillance including satellites, phased array antenna dishes, and radar, which can monitor your neurons and movements around the earth, and tap your mind directly as a result. I'm sad to say, but the population still needs to figure it out, and realize how this is all being done. http://www.obamasweapon.com/ has more dirt, to teach you their capabilities.