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The World Is Going Digital -- Are We Doomed?


Society & Culture  (tags: technology, design, society, rights, culture, education, news, freedoms )

Cal
- 531 days ago - alternet.org
Two new books, about the effects and implications of the Internet, suggest a scary digital dystopia awaits us



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Carol H. (229)
Friday March 15, 2013, 5:06 am
noted, thanks Cal
 

John S. (300)
Friday March 15, 2013, 5:49 am
Noted.
 

Nancy C. (798)
Friday March 15, 2013, 8:49 am
The focus on opportunity will hopefully, lead to rewards. TY Cal. Interesting
 

Kit B. (276)
Friday March 15, 2013, 10:35 am

The only thing about the digital world I find disappointing is there is too much texting and less talking. I have noticed families in a restaurant,each texting or checking emails and no one is talking to each other. I think we need a "time out" from Internets, emails and smart phones to reconnect with family and friends.
 

Dot A. (133)
Friday March 15, 2013, 3:27 pm
Guess we're all wondering where all this new 'tech stuff' will lead,....(?) Future Shock [the book] predicted life as we know it will change beyond anyone's predictions, and all of us can see the way things are quite different even from 10 yrs ago. I staggers the imagination to think of what the future may hold for this new digital globe. However, nature is still in the picture; and people have natural instincts for comfort, safety, companionship, and yes, may I dare add a hot button word: love. With our instincts intact, perhaps we'll survive it all and find out that our better angels have guided us into a better world. Let's all think, do, and encourage one another.
 

Dot A. (133)
Friday March 15, 2013, 3:29 pm
should read:
It staggers the imagination -
 

beka c. (48)
Friday March 15, 2013, 3:48 pm
Do you remember old game hide and seek?
French made terific advertising video about toilet and digital.
 

Donna Washington (0)
Friday March 15, 2013, 3:56 pm
The reality of the mass amount of tech stuff seems like a new "science fiction" movie are a frightening "Stephen King" novel. Where has the human touch gone!! Humans look like they are attached to some kind of electronic device. Have we lost our ability to communicate "face to face" with another human.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 5:45 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 2:14 pm
Thanks, Cal. There is always going to be a "ying-yang" going on---for freedom & democracy, the internet and other tech have allowed us so much more freedom than ever. Moderation is key here. Maybe if we'd had to ability to connect more directly with those voted into power back in the Reagan years, America wouldn't have gone so far down the rabbit hole and straight through the looking glass.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 5:00 pm
Thanks
 

Nimue P. (231)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 1:24 am
Noted.
 

Anthony Hilbert (6)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 4:31 am
When Socrates was condemned to death, a friend ranted about the power of the common people to do harm. Socrates said "I only wish ordinary people did have unlimited power to do harm: for then they would have unlimited power to do good."

If that's what's coming, I'm for it.
 

Melania Padilla (178)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 1:36 pm
Shared
 

Joseph Miller (23)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 4:41 am
Yes that is true nowadays every thing is going to digitization. Thanks
 

Yvonne White (231)
Friday March 22, 2013, 3:54 pm
Are we doomed? Yes..Remember Max Headroom? But in this evil alternate reality we'll probably get "virtual Ru$h Limbaugh" instead..bummer..:(
 
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