How Today's Tech Diminishes Our Lives

Date: 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Sever Hall, Room 113, Cambridge, MA 02138

Mo Lotman (Photo via The Technoskeptic)Our gadgets and big data algorithms have been sold to us with the promise of deepening our relationships and improving our lives. What if they're actually doing the opposite?

Multi-tasking shortens attention. The constant pings of communication act as dopamine hits that pull us into addictive behaviors. We value our own abilities less as we rely more on automated systems that purport to be "perfect."

Join published author and the publisher/editor-in-chief of The Technoskeptic, Mo Lotman, as he brings examples from research, data on tech use, and observations from life to call into question the net benefits of our smart, networked world.

This 60-minute talk (with brief Q&A) is free-of-charge and open exclusively to currently registered students of Harvard Extension School. Tickets are required for event entry. Come join us for an intriguing and thought-provoking talk!

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This is event is brought to you by the Career and Academic Resources Center (CARC) at the Harvard Extension School.