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(NPR)   In the midst of increased connectivity, are we becoming more disconnected from one another - and ourselves?   (npr.org) divider line 14
    More: Obvious, Swarthmore College, Sherry Turkle, Chronicle of Higher Education  
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2425 clicks; posted to Main » on 12 Feb 2014 at 2:35 AM (23 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-02-12 03:08:25 AM
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imagizer.imageshack.us
/Seems appropriate.
2014-02-12 02:47:57 AM
2 votes:
I became overstimulated with electronics in the early 2000's.  It took a few years to adjust but by 2007 I had found a nice balance.   I developed some good habits and enjoy having a lot of space from people.
It will take a lot of time for everyone else to develop some good habits. At some point there will be clearly defined cultural rules which will keep it in check.
2014-02-12 02:45:58 AM
2 votes:
I've been to paradise, but I've never been to me.
2014-02-12 12:48:06 AM
2 votes:
There will always be a substantial number of people who are disconnected from themselves and others no matter the circumstances or the technology

/we call them Republicans
2014-02-12 09:23:51 AM
1 votes:

the801: 51.The breakdown of traditional values to some extent implies the breakdown of the bonds that hold together traditional small-scale social groups. The disintegration of small-scale social groups is also promoted by the fact that modern conditions often require or tempt individuals to move to new locations, separating themselves from their communities. Beyond that, a technological society HAS TO weaken family ties and local communities if it is to function efficiently. In modern society an individual's loyalty must be first to the system and only secondarily to a small-scale community, because if the internal loyalties of small-scale small-scale communities were stronger than loyalty to the system, such communities would pursue their own advantage at the expense of the system.


Nobody cares about your THX-1138 fan fiction.
2014-02-12 08:24:49 AM
1 votes:
Fark_Guy_Rob:
Life pre-industrial revolution was awfully horrible.


And so the problem remained; lots of the people were mean, and most of them were miserable, even the ones with digital watches.

Many were increasingly of the opinion that they'd all made a big mistake in coming down from the trees in the first place. And some said that even the trees had been a bad move, and that no one should ever have left the oceans.
2014-02-12 08:10:08 AM
1 votes:

Jim_Callahan: Lapdance: My version of Disconnected:

Kitchen Phone Rings - "Who the Hell is Bothering me Now!"

Yeah, a phone that has Wires! It has an Answering Machine in it. If I'm not home, guess what, Tough!

We're all very happy for you that you have a job low enough on the social/income ladder that it never involves being on call, and somewhat sad for you that you don't have enough friends to justify being on the same communications regime as the rest of the world.

The rest of us pretty much need a cell in order to function in the modern world.  Good job on somehow turning being poor and/or poorly prepared to deal with basic life challenges into something to brag about, though, I'm sure that'll do well by you as soon as you manage to find some hipsters that are also octogenarians for your social circle.  I recommend learning checkers.


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' 'Bout a nine on the tension scale there, Reub.' ;b
2014-02-12 06:00:10 AM
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Flint Ironstag: [imagizer.imageshack.us image 500x479]
/Seems appropriate.


So is this little bit of futurism from 100 years ago
s29.postimg.org
Nails it.
2014-02-12 05:56:35 AM
1 votes:

Jim_Callahan: Lapdance: My version of Disconnected:

Kitchen Phone Rings - "Who the Hell is Bothering me Now!"

Yeah, a phone that has Wires! It has an Answering Machine in it. If I'm not home, guess what, Tough!

We're all very happy for you that you have a job low enough on the social/income ladder that it never involves being on call, and somewhat sad for you that you don't have enough friends to justify being on the same communications regime as the rest of the world.

The rest of us pretty much need a cell in order to function in the modern world.  Good job on somehow turning being poor and/or poorly prepared to deal with basic life challenges into something to brag about, though, I'm sure that'll do well by you as soon as you manage to find some hipsters that are also octogenarians for your social circle.  I recommend learning checkers.


This post is a bit mean-spirited. Who would go from a discussion of communication, identity, and technology and take it to an invective focused on poverty and worth and employment. I mean, what culture would produce such a mind? From where might that individual hail?
2014-02-12 02:59:39 AM
1 votes:
It's bullshiat.  We're more connected than ever.  The internet just gives us confirmation that we didn't want to know these people anyway.
2014-02-12 02:52:56 AM
1 votes:
Huh? What are you gettinat? I couldn't pay attention between my laptop, iPad, two phones, television, radio, and the yapping from some broad with a ring on her finger. And I think I have a kid...somewhere...
2014-02-12 02:50:51 AM
1 votes:
I attend meetups where handbrains are only used for referrence purposes. Otherwise we'd be doing a foodie restaurant just to be foodies.
2014-02-12 02:22:09 AM
1 votes:

fusillade762: If the people you are with or the event you are attending are not important enough to command your attention, then: Why. Are. You. There?

Excellent question.


"because they're paying me quite nicely"?
2014-02-12 01:21:44 AM
1 votes:
Hopefully. I don't really care for any of you and I'm no grand prize either.
 
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