Perhaps this is why we have the fanatic urge to post every emotional experience we have on Facebook, to instagram every sunset, to tweet every meaningful quote, to constantly avoid simply being, simply experiencing things, but forever outsourcing life to a realm in which in can be validated by others, and — most importantly — talked about, for in our heart of modern hearts we are not certain that our lives have value in and of themselves.
Sherry Turkle and Steven Johnson explore the pain and promise of technology (by TheVerge)
“We kind of have to have this conversation fast, because who knows what the next paradigm will be five years from now,” said Johnson.
“We grew up with the Internet, but that doesn’t mean the Internet is all grown up,” said Turkle.
Great to hear the same sentiments from someone “provocatively utopian” about technology as someone “provocatively pessimistic” about it. Now’s the time to talk about what we want the tech to actually do.