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In this thought-provoking episode of The StreetSmart Wisdom Podcast, Jon Kabat Zinn and Sherry Turkle discuss what really matters in the digital age. From artificial intelligence to mindfulness to anxiety, they explore the ways in which technology is shaping our lives. This episode is a must-watch for anyone interested in understanding the effects of technology on our lives. It will not only entertain you, but it will also make you think about the ways in which technology is shaping our world.
In a digital-machine age, robots are increasingly able to mimic empathy and provide a sense to connection and companionship. However, this technology raises the question of whether AI can ever truly satisfy our need for genuine empathy. To combat this, ancient meditative practices have been proposed, to help us recognize the power and beauty of the analog world. Babies instinctively have a much stronger connection with the world than adults, but this connection decreases due to busy lives and technology consumption. To remain healthy and connected, setting aside time for mediation and creating strong family bonds can be helpful. Furthermore, parenting methods play an important role in the connection between digital and analog technologies; political activism, mindful consumption, and self-summoning should also be encouraged. These practices not only offer a sense of self-awareness, but can also help foster human interaction, and reconnect with nature. Ultimately, the key takeaways from this discussion all emphasize the importance of creating balance between analog and digital technologies, in order to maximize sustainability and security.
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