Technology is either destroying us or making us better…it’s hard to say

I’ve run across quite a few good technology related posts lately. Rather than trying to comment on them all individually, I decided just to gather them in one roundup. Here you go.

There’s something, something I can’t explain, about the way a book feels to hold and read that no digital version can match.

A study published in tomorrow’s issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association confirms what researchers have long suspected: that long conversations on cellphones affect parts of your brain. Trouble is, not even the study’s authors, the National Institute of Health, know how the calls affect you.

There are some pretty specific feelings that can only happen in the Internet age, as a consequence of it. Or, at least, as a consequence of our angst about it, in the shadow of the self-obsession it facilitates, even encourages.

Now I just feel annoyed, having spent $600 on a device that hasn’t done anything to improve my life. A salad spinner would have been a better investment, and I don’t even eat that much salad.

  • And, here’s a compilation of people talking about the internet before people really knew what the internet was.

 

About Marc Cortez

Theology Prof and Dean at Western Seminary, husband, father, & blogger, who loves theology, church history, ministry, pop culture, books, and life in general.

Posted on February 24, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Well, I really can’t imagine a world without it. Of course, we got to be quite discerning, taking the good and leave the bad. But what is that? 😀

  2. It is the former, for when man or the human soul leaves this life.. he takes nothing with him but his soul-spirit!

  3. I love the collection of these information. Thanks for sharing it with us!

  4. You should check out “Did you know” on YouTube. The statistics regarding the rate of change are staggering. I am truly concerned with how the next generation is going to cope with this. I have the link on my post http://astheqaworldturns.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/keeping-up-with-technology/

  5. sorry to saying this : it’s very best post !

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