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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Perspectives on time

This is well-worth watching, it's very interesting, insightful and really cool (if a little dizzying!). It echoes some of what I was trying to express in my previous post about Unplugging. The distinction between past-oriented, future-oriented and present-oriented ways of dealing with life are truly insightful. Enjoy!


3 comments:

Aries said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful clip, Rory. (and yes, it is absolutely dazzling) I am not sure whether you could stream it in the UK, but here is a wonderful program from FRONTLINE a few months back called "Digital Nation".

The outgrowing problem of digital lifestyle has become the latest taboo subject among the younger generation of America. The recent graduation remark by Barack Obama at Hampton University is perhaps the best example of this unspoken tension.

Aries said...

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/digitalnation/

here is the link

Rory said...

Thanks for the link, I'm gonna check that out just now. It's a fascinating topic really, how our digital revolution has impacted us on a human level and in terms of society and relationships. It's definitely worthy of more discussion. And yeah, a lot of people, especially younger people, don't like to admit that it's a problem, but it certainly can be. I've seen first-hand how it can 'zombie-fy' people and make them kind of disconnect from those around them and from life. Can't help but see it all as a distraction from self...

Thanks for reading & for the link! :)