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Such a broad definition of technology includes a broad spectrum of artifacts, ranging from the age-old (flint tools, wheels, levers) to the high-tech (computers, multimedia, biotechnologies)....
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Caitlin is moving the focus onto a couple of important aspects of this chapter. These are: i) the definition of addiction; ii) the fundamental operational characteristics of the brain which link the reading activity to those defined within the addiction context. I will do some research on the subject and suspect that I will find aspects of compulsive or “can’t put the book down behavior” are likely to provoke or reflect similar brain chemistry responses as substances or behaviors which we more readily associate with addiction. Ultimately, it is all about the brain chemistry response. When looking at the topic of Post-Literacy we are essentially trying to look back to the future of human evolution and consciousness..a fascinating area of discovery.
"Examine the historical literature on international cooperation to constrain dangerous technologies (chemical/biological/nuclear-weapon prohibitions and disarmament, pollution/CO2emissions, etc.). What does this suggest about prospects for cooperation to circumspectly develop nanotech, robotics, and strong AI?"FRI Website,
The late Steve Jobs, former CEO of Apple,people don’t read anymore” (see”). Was he correct? Consider: With radio, television, cable, personal computers, smart phones, web-books, and tablets, we are living in a post-literate world, one in which people merely skim, browse, or surf rather than engaging in deep, meaningful reading for any prolonged periods of time. That is, sustained, concentrated reading—for pleasure or for knowledge—is no longer necessary or important. Do you agree or disagree? Why or why not?
There is no question that reading enhances our intellectual and society capabilities; especially within a context that values literacy. The idea of reading as an addiction is a way to provoke an assessment of our attitude to reading. Addictions cause us to ignore other things; we are blinded from aspects of reality; we delude ourselves; we persist in behaviour which is counterproductive (not all, even most, reading is effective/useful). My point about reading as an addiction is that it reinforces and confirms a specific view of the world and our selves. And as Ong says, literacy aggressively blocks out other perspectives (and other “literacies”).
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As the chapter mentions, our culturally created opinions of addiction make it acceptable to casually discuss some obsessions while noting no mention of others. Reading, to me, is a vital part of life and knowledge. It is difficult to grasp the future of literacy, or beyond literacy, when I am having difficulty comprhending the issues with being overly consumed with reading. Addictions like gambling or compulsive shopping will have obvious negative impacts on individuals’ lives, but I’ve spent much of my life being encouraged to read and learn from others’ writing.
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Mike mentions “social distancing” as a possible aspect of reading addiction, and I think that this is the most significantly negative aspect of compulsive or obsessive reading. I agree that reading in an elevator or on the subway hardly constitutes an addiction, but what happens when our intense preoccupation with the written word robs us of the basic human experience. I bring a book with me everywhere I go, and it acts as a sort of security blanket for me – I know that if I am reading people won’t bother me, and I do not have to interact or engage with the world around me. I guess this isn’t really addiction, but it is certainly a coping mechanism that can be detrimental to myself.
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