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Floating Twitter and Fleeting Tweets: The Illusions of Technology

Floating Twitter and Fleeting Tweets: The Illusions of Technology

“This is the story of the next half-century as we effectively become cyborgs” – Joshua Foer [1] It says much that one of the great technological achievements of the last 20 years is a creation emphasizing the writing of 140 characters: the tailored, high-speed medium of communication that has effectively created a virtual community, with [...]

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Wired But Disconnected

Wired But Disconnected

Think about how one connects with others through all the wires that fill our lives. This is not about why people connect, whether they should connect, or that connecting is good or bad for society. I am not against wiring. Wiring is necessary to a life well lived, especially in the digital age. For some, [...]

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Real Social Interaction Is on its Deathbed: Part I

Real Social Interaction Is on its Deathbed: Part I

Instead of bringing us together, social media through computers, smart phones, tablets, and all mobile devices is creating a great divide among people. Anyone who wants to communicate in person is fast becoming a minority. More people love their machines than they do other people. These devices are a convenient moat separating people from human [...]

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Should Intelligent Robots Get The Same Rights As Humans?

Should Intelligent Robots Get The Same Rights As Humans?

This question is not at all far fetched, in fact technology experts have been arguing that intelligent robots should be given the same “rights” as living people for years and it’s even on Wikipedia. They are calling it “Robot Rights.” Despite a sluggish economy worldwide, technology is evolving at a frantic speed: from BMW’s intelligent [...]

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Does Our Hyper-Connected World Make People Socially Inept?

Does Our Hyper-Connected World Make People Socially Inept?

If someone would have given me an accurate description of today’s communication and information world back in, let us say, 1971, I would have told them that they should stop believing in science fiction novels. Back then there were no cell phones or the internet, although both communication technologies were in the pipeline in various [...]

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