Thursday, June 30, 2011

We are all Cyborgs Now! TED Talk - Amber Case

Thanks again TED for another "riveting talk by a remarkable person!" I really enjoyed Amber Case and her analogy of our "cyborg selves." Amber talks about how as technology in evolving we are becoming a "screen-staring, button-clicking new version of homo sapiens. We now rely on "external brains" (cell phones and computers) to communicate, remember, even live out secondary lives. But will these machines ultimately connect or conquer us? Case offers surprising insight into our cyborg selves.

Well worth taking 7 minutes and 53 seconds to sit down and watch and reflect on your life in 2011. How different is it to the life you had 2 years ago, 5 years ago, 10 years ago, 20 years ago. I reflected on the notion of how little time I have to myself to reflect and think. As Amber points out in her TED talk, this "me" time is so valuable - the time where you can sit with no interruptions from anyone or anything. How often are we actually on our own. When we are by ourselves we often are still texting, skyping or surfing the net. AH it's time to book a holiday to a hot sunny destination with no 3G!

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