Surrounding Ourselves With Sound and Other Modern Household Survival Requirements

Flash back to before we established a "civilized" industrial-to-knowledge-to-conceptual economy such as we have been used to in modern times.  Survival was a matter of basics and most humans resided firmly in the very bottom layers of Maslow's hierarchy of needs pyramid: In absence of safeguards, systems and conveniences like government-supervised municipal programs, a regulated … Continue reading Surrounding Ourselves With Sound and Other Modern Household Survival Requirements

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The Lost Art Of Listening

If there is one blaring part of our great American culture that I have bought in to, it's the "art" of multitasking: being able to perform multiple tasks at once - usually aided by technology and requiring your brain and body to ultimately be going simultaneously in different directions. It's a skill that people put … Continue reading The Lost Art Of Listening

Truth and Consequences: Social Media Is The New “Permanent Record”

Tomorrow I am going to be sitting on a panel for the marketing community in Toronto as an expert on "youth".  In perusing the subject matter on which I am to be prepared to comment, one particular category entitled: "techno-powered: speed of information / innovation, new forms of connectivity and values shifts" got me going … Continue reading Truth and Consequences: Social Media Is The New “Permanent Record”

Internet Addiction: A Cultural Evolution Becomes a Disease

Many, if not most of the social advances of the new millennium can be attributed to the advances we have made in communication technology. As a human populace, we have been enthralled, engaged, empowered and ultimately unified by the leaps and bounds we have made in our ability to connect using digital platforms as our … Continue reading Internet Addiction: A Cultural Evolution Becomes a Disease