“In a world where cyber culture takes us closer to AI, we need to keep boundaries.” –
What should these boundaries be? Should there be a social sanctions to enforce them or are you saying that there will be negative outcomes for crossing them?
Out of interest did you students not mention anything about fashion as driving their choice of technology? They seemed to have already learnt it is more socially acceptable to cite need as a motivation rather than desire.
from Comments for Linzi’s EDC blog http://ift.tt/2jEc4s1
Thinking about how, in searching out ways to be expressive and different in our thinking, we still are still bounded by certain mediums of communication. As proponents of technology enabled learning are we perpetuating a practice of exclusivity of thinking by using only the digital?
from Comments for Myles’s EDC blog http://ift.tt/2jVSwQf
There are lots of interesting things you allude to in this post Stuart.
Online dating or even online friendships highlight how much importance society places on physical attributes. I have wondered whether there might one day be a computer programme that can ‘read’ our hearts and our heads and take all the fun out of meeting people by just saying, “Yes, boom! You’ll get along and find each other attractive. Match!” I doubt this with come into being because I think that part of our humanity, as well as our ability to love, be kind and honest, is our fickleness!
What I think is really interesting is how these practices have changed the way in which we socialise. In the nineties, when we were only plugged into our Diskmans, we looked up on the bus maybe caught someone’s eye, smiled and started up a conversation. I think of doing the same thing today and it doesn’t seem plausible. Everyone is looking at their phones, and if someone looks up smiling at you with their phone in their hand I’m more likely to think they are taking an unauthorised picture than think they’d be interested in having a chat.
Dating, in general, is pretty hideous! The way dating app developers have made human emotion into a game is even worse but unfortunately I don’t think that ‘traditional’ dating behaviours are likely to be adopted ever again. Which begs the question… how much worse can it get?
from Comments for Stuart’s EDC blog http://ift.tt/2kerXTV