Technology’s paradox

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Technology is simultaneously burning and building bridges between humans.

Not having any children, it’s always interesting to hear the trials and tribulations parents and their children are going through in the new millenium.  One of the most fascinating stressors appears to be the infiltration of technology and how how its changing the way kids seek information – previously only doled out by the sage advice from parents.  In this sense, technology (i.e., Twitter, Facebook, chat rooms, etc.) is driving a virtual wedge between the time-honored tradition of children turning to their parents for advice and information.

While at the same time, technology has brought the world’s citizens closer together.

This blog, for example, will be read by people I will NEVER never meet in person.  However, I’m able to directly communicate with those same individuals who may live on the other side of the planet 😯 – how amazing is that?

This week’s events surrounding the SOPA/PIPA bills, in my opinion, epitomized the essence of this paradox. Regulating our ability to do what?


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