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Pursuing sanity in a digital tsunami: be calm; be kind

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Pursuing sanity in a digital tsunami: be calm; be kind

Remarks at 12th Rhodes Conference: 'Dialogue of Civilizations' (wpfdc.org)

September 27, 2014

~ Tom Mahon ~

In all the technical documents I have read and written over the years in the electronics industry in Silicon Valley I've never encountered words like kindness, empathy or virtue anywhere.

On one hand, you don't expect words like those in tech docs. On the other hand, why not? What are tools for if not to promote personal and communal well-being?

When 'high-tech' meant a computer at work, a television at home, and a radio in the car, it probably didn't matter much.

But given that we are now immersed in an all-digital ecosystem, required to double the pace of our lives every two years to keep up with our tools, the absence of discussions of virtue and values is remarkable.

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Tom Mahon has written about technology for 40 years as publicist, journalist, novelist, dramatist, and activist. Since the early 1990s, he has spoken and written widely on the need to reconnect technical capability with social responsibility. (more...)
 

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