DIGITAL LIVING — PROMISES & PERILS

Exploring the Impact of Communication Technology & Social Media on Health & Society
APRIL 25, 2020 | 9:30 am – 4:45 pm

The internet, once thought to open the world up to all the information possible and bring people together, has instead drawn people into their own corners.

Our enthusiasm for digital technology about which we have little understanding and over which we have little control leads us not toward greater agency, but toward less…

Imagination is… a battleground, an input and output of technology and social order. We should acknowledge that most people are forced to live inside someone else’s imagination…. forced to endure the underside of elite fantasies about efficiency, profit, and social control.

Our fear of technology is really a fear of empowerment. We now have the ability to design the reality we live in, and we have to step up to the occasion.

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