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Machines Make US More Human

The One Rule Of Electronic Communication

Carla Naumburg | Posted 03.05.2013 | TED Weekends
Carla Naumburg

Just as there are choices we can make to improve the nature and outcome of face-to-face communication, there are also things we can do to decrease the likelihood of problems over email, texting, and social networking.

Mobile and Social Technology: Emergence of a Shared Consumption Experience

Lin Humphrey | Posted 03.05.2013 | TED Weekends
Lin Humphrey

While I applaud Amber Case's foundational work on human technology interaction, we must remember that this technology facilitates rich connections to a network we might not be able otherwise to maintain.

Does Technology Make Us More Human?

Judi Casey | Posted 02.28.2013 | TED Weekends
Judi Casey

As someone who has focused her career on how we negotiate our work and family lives, I wonder if information and communications technology encourages us to be more human. In fact, it appears that it's a mixed blessing with the potential to negatively impact our ability to have meaningful lives and meaningful work.

Cyborg Utopia: Downloading IQ, Uploading Apprehension

Jason Schmitt | Posted 02.28.2013 | TED Weekends
Jason Schmitt

If our most trusted digital leaders have tornado sirens going off in their heads regarding our current path between technology and its connection to the individual, what does that say about general society and our collective future?

Has Technology Evolved From Tool to User?

Gil Laroya | Posted 12.28.2012 | TED Weekends
Gil Laroya

Smart devices have turned the evolutionary corner in terms of "who needs who." For the most part, the tool that we call technology uses us.

In Case You Missed It: I Am One with Social Media

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 02.27.2013 | TED Weekends
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

Like pen pals, landlines and citizen band radio before, cyberculture is about navigating social spaces through use of new tools.

Can Cyborgs Fall in Love?

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 02.27.2013 | TED Weekends
Dr. Craig Malkin

Our deepest attachments develop when we can show all of who we are and be accepted, and that includes romantic love. The crudely pixilated self of cyberspace can hardly represent the best of us.

We Aren't All Cyborgs... Yet

Greg Gage | Posted 02.27.2013 | TED Weekends
Greg Gage

2012-12-27-ambercasepullIt is clear that some advances in medical technologies fit the definition of a cyborg. But can the cyborg definition of "a symbiotic fusion of human and machine," be broadly applied to all of us?