Dan Aykroyd thinks the internet is "the devil's gateway".

Dan Aykroyd

Dan Aykroyd

The 64-year-old actor has revealed he lives in fear of being hacked and thinks people are especially "mean" to others on the web.

He explained: "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."

The Hollywood star said that although he is active on Facebook and Twitter, he is not a fan of how some people behave online.

Dan told ABC News: "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 accused technology companies of being complicit in helping to develop the online culture.

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."

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