Life, liberty and the pursuit of simpler times

Thursday, April 6, 2017 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
PSU 313

Technology is an inescapable reality of our lives. But, is the impact of technology always a good thing? It is tempting to think so, but how does technology change us, for better and for worse?  Social media makes instant communication possible, but how are we equipped to face the negative quality of social media’s immediacy that speeds up our lives and makes us impatient at the same time. How can we respond when being electronically connected to others is hurtful, as when hatred and bigotry occur on social media. How do we live so that we are managing technology, rather than it managing us?