smart phones, stupid people: will technology make us stupid?

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  • 1. Smart Phones, Stupid People:Will technology make us stupid?Mathias Klang @klang67

2. Is technology smart? 3. Man vs Machine 4. The augmented human 5. Egyptian wood & leather prosthetic toe (ca1069 to 664 B.C) 6. Portrait of Hugh de Provence (1352) 7. Swedish telephonec:a 1896 8. Writing as external memories 9. you give your disciples not truth, but only the semblance of truth; theywill be hearers of many things and will have learned nothing; they willappear to be omniscient and will generally know nothing; they will betiresome company, having the show of wisdom without the reality. Plato The Phaedrus (ca 370 bc) 10. "Our gadgets have eliminated the needto remember such things anymore." FoerJoshua 11. Douglas AdamsAnything that is in the world when youreborn is normal and ordinary and is just anatural part of the way the world works.Anything thats invented between when youre fifteen and thirty-five is new andexciting and revolutionary and you canprobably get a career in it.Anything invented after youre thirty-fiveis against the natural order of things. 12. Blogger 1999Google 1999 End of communications monopoly 13. Normalizing the abnormal 14. This is not a phone 15. Always online 16. The end of boredom 17. My fear is that these technologies are infantilising the braininto the state of small children who areattracted by buzzingnoises and bright lights, who have asmall attention span and who live for themoment.Prof. Susan Greenfield 18. Performance lifestyle 19. My awesome coffee 20. Social networks 21. Dunbars 150 22. Stimuli or relations 23. "If we dont teach our children to bealone all they will be is lonely"Sherry Turkle 24. All the worlds knowledge 25. Imagine a world in which everysingle person on the planet is givenfree access to the sum of all humanknowledge. Jimmy Wales 26. Surplus is harder to deal with scarcity... 27. Brain candy vs useful information 28. The end of curiosity 29. Information obesity 30. Alteredpatterns ofwork, play,learning,sleep... 31. Private or Personal 32. What wordfeud did 33. Not addiction but tics 34. Technostress & Insomnia 35. Who is in control? 36. Only technology(spot the ethical dilemma?) 37. if youre not paying forsomething,youre not the customer; youre theproduct beingsold 38. What does itall mean? 39. Does quitting the Internet mean thatwe will have big, deep thoughts? Dideveryone in pre Internet days haveBDT? 40. Old stupidity ornew intelligence? 41. It is absurd to talk of one animal beinghigher than anotherwe consider those,where the intellectual faculties mostdeveloped as the highest. A beedoubtless would [use] instincts as acriteria. Charles Darwin 42. Are those ofus whorememberthe analogueage fortunateorunfortunate? 43. THANKS! 44. Mathias Klang [email protected] or @klang67 www.digital-rights.netImage & licensing info in the notessection of slides.Images at www.flickr.com (orspecifically stated).This ppt licensed: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA Download presentationwww.slideshare.net/klang