Spotlight: Our Love Affair with Technology

POSTED April 8, 2024 IN

How are we to mindfully navigate this technologically saturated environment? Here, four pioneers in the information age contemplate such questions as how the “Infosphere” is changing our collective metaphors. They suggest it is influencing the way we perceive and think. They help us navigate toward trustworthy information to not fall prey to fakeness. These four Programs specially selected from our archive focus on being better informed about the technology we’re using in this digital age.

Rethinking Our Love Affair With Technology
with Bob Siedensticker

Program 3140
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From Seidensticker’s vantage point as a graduate of MIT and an inside player at both I.B.M. and Microsoft, he could see the hype behind the magic of the technological revolution. He points out that 40 years ago the PC and the internet weren’t even on anyone’s radar. The next 40 years will likely be even more surprising. Read more »

Expanding Consciousness In The Insophere
with Steven Vedro

Program 3235
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Vedro makes a compelling case for how the Infosphere changes how we think and perceive. Besides the benefits of digital technology, there are also moral challenges and much yet to be learned from this digital world and its spiritual implications. Read more » 

Living More Mindfully With Digital Technology
with Claudia L’Amoreaux

Program 3643
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Studies show that humans are becoming more and more an “indoor species.” We are living in a culture that is hooked up to digital media 24/7. This deep dialogue with L’Amoreaux addresses how to mindfully navigate this technologically saturated environment. Having family conversations about values and how to be better informed about the technology we’re using is the first step.   Read more » 

Navigating The Post-Trust Era
Shiv Singh

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In these days of fake news, it is more difficult to know whom to trust and what to believe. We have entered, what Singh describes as, a post-–trust era. Here we shine a light on how we can be more mindful of the role we play, sometimes unwittingly, in condoning and promoting fakery and how we can become more alert to how vulnerable we are to falling prey to fakeness.  Read more »

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