Sunday, May 27, 2012

Connected, But Alone

"Someday, I'd like to learn how to have a conversation." That's a quote from this TED talk.

As I listened to this talk, a scene from Real Genius kept popping into my head. The professor is lecturing in front of the classroom and in successive scenes the students leave tape recorders for the lecture instead of sitting in the class. Then in the last clip, there are no people. The student desks are all occupied by small tape recorders and on the teachers desk in the front of the classroom is a reel to reel tape recorder in place of the teacher. 

Is that the kind of world we want to live in? 

A challenge for you: Disconnect from the internet and phone for five minutes and enjoy a few moments of solitude. 

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