A lot of characters from old religions and folklore have objects like swords & bows, wine, books, instruments, etc, which are all man-made objects they were currently using. So i wonder if there will ever be some new folklore or religions where some mystical being is somehow connected to modern objects like cars and phones?
Interestingly the most "modern" stuff ive seen is in Japanese folklore. They have embedded in it the concept of tsukumogami, the idea that objects (especially tools) can acquire spirits. So they have things like lantern spirits and possessed futons. And you can see the extensions of this concept in stuff like the object-based Pokemon (which Americans hate) and horror (eg The Ring involving a haunted VHS tape)
@alexlaw My favorite version of this is in the webcomic Ophiuchus, where the Ancient Sacred Legendary Weapon is a sniper rifle
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