Is all this New Technology Driving You Nuts?
Let me Explain it to You.
The Story-Telling, Game Theorist, Troubleshooter and Common Sense Problem-Solver
Helping people to create better lives through efficiency, effectiveness, precision, self-awareness, Eastern Wisdom and game-based strategies
Q. I am overwhelmed by how much technology affects my life – social networking, smart devices, apps, algorithms etc. What are your thoughts on all this?
A. In my work in HAGT (Harrison’s Applied Game Theory) I often deal with how and why it is easy to lose touch with your center and fall away from the Wisdom Path. There is a hypnotic quality to technology. The ideas of Edward Tenner, a visionary thinker concerning the negative influences of a tech-driven reality, addresses this. Many of us wonder about the benefits of technology without recognizing the costs to us. The widespread success of various antibiotics has brought us drug-resistant strains of bacteria. Many high-tech medical procedures are beneficial because they create an environment for faster healing and less pain, but on the other hand, there may be post-surgical complications that did not arise in the previous “old fashioned” approaches. It was believed that the advent of the personal computer would provide great benefits with little negative effect.
Though personal computers have increased productivity in many ways, they have also replaced one type of worker with new types of experts. This new environment often requires workers throughout society to discard their previous skills for those required to effectively use computers. All types of new medical problems have arisen from people sitting in chairs, repeating the same motion over and over and staring into the computer screen. Back problems, hand and arm problems, and vision problems are the result of this new technology. Attention spans are shorter, and more is said online about less and less.
Achieving contentment will require more than technological advancement. It will require greater inner knowledge applied to digital technology. Meditation, the study of kōans, the creation of a Monastery of the Social Network and other Wisdom based practices are the key tools for turning the digital into the post-digital, a place where innovative thinkers create digital tools to free us from what has come to be a multicultural, digital confused monkey mind – a mind that is unable to focus on anything long enough to understand it.
For a more in-depth exploration of these ideas and to financially support my work through donations go to www.patreon.com/askLewis
Lewis Harrison is a practical philosopher, mentor, and peak performance coach.
He teaches workshops and seminars on Eastern Wisdom, Zen and Taoist Thought, Applied Game Theory, and Personal Growth
To learn about how to sponsor a seminar with Lewis email him at LewisCoaches@gmail.com
These informational and entertaining postings will help you to be more effective, efficient, productive, and self-aware, consider learning game-based thinking and life strategies through Harrison’s Applied Game Theory (HAGT).
Also, please “Like” my fan page on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/AskLewis
Learn to free your inner visionary through game-based thinking and gamification through my book
Learn how to win at the game of life through my new book “How to Hack Your Life through Game Thinking”
If you have an interest in having a basic understanding of Applied Game Theory (and you need to) here is an interview I did with James Selman, a pioneer and innovator in Leadership research.
Just click below to watch the entire interview.
Listen here as Lewis explain the RealUGuru Project and how we can give up unnecessary struggle through visionary thinking in this insightful interview with award winning journalist Phyllis Haynes about the RealUGuru Project
This blog is supported by the generous financial support of you, the reader and by www.eventschairmassage.com. A company offering stress management services to companies and organizations in NYC and Toronto.