Monday, May 30, 2011

Re: Looking for love in all the wrong places

 I have been researching and reading lots of interesting books and articles.  Yesterday there was another intersesting article in the New York Times about technology.  The title of the article is "Technology  Provides an Alternative to Love"
by Jonathan Franzen.  In the article he talks about how he updated his Blackberry and how that words like "sexy" are used to describe new techno gadgets and the like.  He also discusses how marketing to what consumers want directly corresponds to our idea of an erotic relationship.  Interesting isn't?
In another book that I have been reading "Alone Together" by Sherry Turkle, she also discusses how technology is perhaps the architect of our inner most intitmacies.  Technology is seductive when what it offers meets our human vulnerabilites of needs.  Did anyone say Maslow?  In her book, she talks about the "digital native" generation and how they are growing up wits cell phones and other techno gadgets that ask for love.
We bend to the inanimate with new solitude.

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