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Technology Dependence

The Issue With Gary Vaynerchuk and Applying the 1947 Newspaper Isolation Effect to Today

Crystal Kadakia | Posted 04.09.2014 | Technology
Crystal Kadakia

We are doing what comes naturally, what comes easiest to us. But the reality is that what comes easiest, comes easier than ever before. The steepness of the downhill slide just exponentially increased.

Confessions Of A Phone Addict

Caitlyn Becker | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Caitlyn Becker

Before I head out the door to go anywhere I usually make sure I have the Holy Trinity in my possession: Cell phone, wallet, lip gloss. Last night, I failed to do my check and it wasn't until I was on the subway that I realized the error of my ways.

What Made Me Delete My Facebook Account

Odelia Kaly | Posted 11.26.2013 | Teen
Odelia Kaly

Our technology is always changing. This is a fact that we are taking note of and embracing, but what we have yet to fully acknowledge as a species is that both humans and technology must adapt to one another. One can't surpass the other.

Game Changers But Not Brain Changers

Dr. Larry Rosen | Posted 09.04.2013 | TED Weekends
Dr. Larry Rosen

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWith technology evolving so rapidly and our brains remaining the same, we have to learn to covet our most prized possession -- our humanware.

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?

Hooked? How To Kick An Internet Addiction

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Although there's no official diagnosis for Internet or social media addiction, in my view, if it negatively impacts other areas of a person's life and use becomes more and more frequent, then at minimum it's a dependence, and at worst it's an addiction. Don't fear, though -- it is treatable.

Do You Suffer From Information Hoarding Syndrome?

Steven Crandell | Posted 01.21.2013 | Technology
Steven Crandell

We are trying to remember too much. Without any screening, the great server cloud banks save everything. All email. All photos. All Facebook posts. All webpages visited. Forever.

Some Con-Text

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

Can the language of texting really affect our perception of the world? Linguists know there is a correlation between language and how and what we perceive.

My Technology Is Smart, But Am I?

Peter Brown Hoffmeister | Posted 11.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Peter Brown Hoffmeister

If using our brains in complicated ways, if memorization and challenging recall help to stave off Alzheimer's and the effects of Parkinson's, why are we allowing for these trade-for-brain technologies in every area of life?

Who Made You the Boss of Me? Reclaiming Authority in Our Own Lives

Nancy Colier | Posted 07.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Relinquishing our authority is turning us into a nation of sloths, proud of the opportunity to do nothing. We have created a Hummer but lost the use of our legs. We are disabled by the softness of our chairs, and disappearing into the easiness that we worked so hard to create.

Is That an Apple?

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.31.2012 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

If our children can't tell you what a potato or an apple is -- how are they going to determine the future of quantum computing or nanotechnology as it applies to healthcare?

Can You Hear Me Now?

Stephanie Sandberg | Posted 05.24.2012 | Technology
Stephanie Sandberg

The sad account of Tyler Clementi's short time at Rutgers exposes a deficit that feels like a missed opportunity: direct conversation. To me there seemed to be an alarming lack of simple human interaction around him in his final days.

Are Smartphones Replacing Human Memory?

Nancy Colier | Posted 03.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

We must remember to look up from our screens, not only to avoid getting hit by oncoming traffic but because of the possibilities that looking up offers, and to remind ourselves that we are a part of a much larger matrix of life upon which we all depend.

Discovering the Soul Is the True Ethernet -- the Hard Way

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 11.28.2011 | Technology
Georgianne Nienaber

I accidentally deleted over 13,000 messages from my email account and didn't flinch. Well, almost. There was a feeling of panic, but it was followed by a Zen-like calm. Had I effectively erased the past?

Unplug And Recharge: Are You Living In A Techno-Daze?

Ronit Herzfeld | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ronit Herzfeld

How is technology affecting your relationships? Do you think you could turn off, unplug, and see the difference it makes?

Looking For Balance In A 24/7 World

Fauzia Burke | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Fauzia Burke

We live in a culture of 24/7 work and it has become normal to many of us. We have raised the expectation of availability to a point that is unhealthy.