- Are these experiences, as Stone would have it, love? The tech world generally measures how much you like a service by how much time you spend on it. So a lot of time equals love. My own intuition is that this is not love. It’s something much more technologically specific that MIT anthropologist Natasha Schüll calls “the machine zone.
- Some days, I just work in interruption mode. Whatever interrupts my attention gets my attention. While I love my work, being digital doesn’t feel like that much of a gift any more. I am overwound and digiphrenic. And I don’t think I’m that unusual.
If we as citizens are going to accept bad information first, then we also must accept the responsibility to follow the story or event beyond the first headlines to facts that emerge as an often-muddled scene becomes clear. We also must pledge not to allow politicians and others to use sound bites as weapons or fact without context.
Are we ready for that?