Going Where a GPS Cannot Take You: The Joys of Map Reading

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Technology has undoubtedly improved our lives and made us all more efficient. This is most especially true with regards to navigation. With the mere touch of a button, we can find our way through the labyrinths of modern cities. If we so desire, we are able to make unplanned stops–for whatever strikes our fancy–off the … Read more

Three Signs That You Need to Disconnect From Electronic Devices

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Electronic devices have become such an important part of everybody’s lives. Every day, people everywhere perform the mechanical ritual of checking emails, text messages, Twitter accounts and other social media platforms. The constant desire to connect quickly becomes an obsession to the point that some people do not know when to stop and disconnect from … Read more

The Medieval GPS

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One of the main calumnies about the Middle Ages is it was backwards, illiterate, and inefficient. It is often falsely coined the “Dark Ages.” Is it true that this time period was really backwards and lacking in progress? Rather, was this time an explosion of enthusiasm and love for Holy Mother Church, which consequently brought … Read more

Are Youth Hopelessly Addicted to e-Books?

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There is a tendency among older people to write off youth as enthusiastic supporters of all that is modern in today’s culture. If something is traditional, it is assumed that young people are against it. This is especially true in the field of the technology. Young people and children are supposedly obsessed with digital media. … Read more

When Technology Mediates Reality

Everyone perceives there is something wrong with the excessive use of electronic devices. One only need look at people engrossed on their phones in a busy airport to perceive some kind of imbalance is at play. Is Technology Ruining Your Life? Take A Quick Quiz To Find Out By Clicking Here. The reason why such … Read more

When Technology Helps Weaken Communities

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In his book, Shadow Work: The Unpaid, Unseen Jobs that Fill Your Day, author Craig Lambert claims that so many consumers have assumed the work normally done by those who once worked for producers and retailers. For example, many Americans use self-service technologies and thus perform the service jobs of the supermarket cashier, ticket counter … Read more

Human Touch or iTouch

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By Kenneth Murphy* “What would you think if a robot showed up with your food?” This is the question I asked Ross and Kelly, a young couple in a Newark, New Jersey airport restaurant. “Oh, interesting,” answered an intrigued Kelly. “No thanks,” disagreed Ross, “you would miss the human touch.” Is Technology Ruining Your Life? … Read more

Why Did Steve Jobs Limit His Children’s Exposure to Technology?

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There is the mistaken impression that computers represent the future and that everyone, especially the very young, should become computer savvy as soon as possible. According to this view, failure to expose children to high technology handicaps their ability to function in the real world. Is Technology Ruining Your Life? Take A Quick Quiz To … Read more