From the Ted Pulpit

Ted.com is like the Captain Planet of valuable information- a combined online resource center where artists, innovators, humanitarians and scientists alike join to share ‘Ideas Worth Sharing’.  This ensemble of experts gives talks ranging in length from 3 to 18 minutes.  Years of research, life experience and focused knowledge is condensed into a short platform that is both stimulating and informative. For this reason, Ted.com is my primary news source and something I reference often.

Awhile back I stumbled upon this talk Connected, but alone? by Sherry Turkle, a “psychologist and sociologist that has been studying how technology changes not only what we do but who we are.”  Her talk elegantly states ideas I’ve been internalizing and getting into heated verbal battles(ooops) over ever since the dawn of the cellular telephone.  This past weekend, in the middle of a lively debate over the negative effects technology has on our day-to-day human interaction/communication, I referenced this Ted Talk.  It is beyond relevant and solid food for thought. Have a listen and join the international conversation: Connected, but alone? by Sherry Turkle 

Quotes straight from the talk:

  1. “We expect more from technology and less from each other”
  2. “Technology appeals to us most where we are most vulnerable”
  3. “We’re lonely but we’re afraid of intimacy”
  4. “The illusion of companionship without the demands of friendship”

With Our Powers Combined,
A Warrior Princess

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2 comments on “From the Ted Pulpit

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