OUR MODERN WORLD

The Digital Self

20 April 2018

The other day I wasn’t sure I existed. So I googled myself to be sure I did. There was my face, my book, my speeches, my interviews, even “my quotes” – selected excerpts from my book on Goodreads. I existed, alright! For the first time in my life (an …

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Digital Flooding

30 July 2017

We have ceased to communicate, for we speak in sound bites. We have ceased to be ourselves, for we exist for the others’ gaze. We have ceased to be original for we conform to the multitude’s demands. Yet none is a more serious predicament than that.. …

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The Era of Sound Bites

23 October 2016

We live in the era of sound bites. The overwhelming majority of our communication has been reduced to posts, tweets, text messages, and one-liners. Attention spans have dwindled, and argumentative reasoning has been reduced to “the final statement,” …

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The Others’ Gaze

29 August 2016

The gaze of others defines us. So long as we are alone, we do not possess an outside vision of ourselves to which our acts can be referred; we exist within our inner being, which has no identity and no characteristics. But when others enter the pictu …

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