The Selfie Problem

We don’t view ourselves the same way any more. Or, to put it another way, we view ourselves a lot more. Our lives have been changed by our phones and how easy it is to take pictures and send them anywhere. This makes us much more aware of how we … Read More

Always Together, Halfway

There’s a frightening irony about our modern lives: as we become increasingly interconnected with others, we risk succumbing to loneliness. This is tragic, because we have more tools at our disposal, not less. That’s the problem, though: we can use good tools at the wrong time and forfeit opportunities for … Read More

A Call to Technophiles

Socrates, considered to be the first moral philosopher and the founder of Western philosophy, lived at a time when the alphabet was first being introduced to Greece. He famously declined to write anything down, so all of the teaching we have from him is lectures or debates that were recorded … Read More

Book Review: The Shallows

“There’s nothing wrong with technology. It’s a tool; it’s all about how you use it.” I’m sure you’ve heard that before. You’ve probably said it yourself. It’s become a cliche at this point, but it would be good to subject it to critical evaluation. What role should technology play in … Read More