November 1, 2018

A recent set of articles in The New York Times adds an interesting twist to the discussion of digital divides in our society—and highlights the need for a greater focus on formative practices related to digital technologies. Earlier this year I wrote about digital divides here and described three types of divides: divides related to access, literacy, and wisdom. When most people speak of a digital divide, they are referring to inequitable access to good computers and internet connections. While this… Read more

October 30, 2018

Fake news is as old as politics (which is as old as humankind), but the problem got a lot worse during the 2016 elections. This was a key issue for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg when he faced congressional inquiry earlier this year. Mr. Zuckerberg assured Congress that his company would and could fix the fake news problem with A.I., if not today, then at least during the next five to 10 years. This sounds like a “fight-fire-with-fire” strategy. If technology… Read more

September 12, 2018

If we are unaware of and inattentive to the forces beneath the surfaces of our enveloping digital devices, we risk having our agency compromised by autonomous agents. Read more

September 5, 2018

Before its fall in the first century, a new vision of the city—and of a new technological order—emerged in Jerusalem. Read more

August 28, 2018

The City of Babel reveals the limits of human agency. The City of New Jerusalem reveals the fulfillment of divine, natural, and human creativity. Read more

August 21, 2018

The story of the City of Babel is an acknowledgement of the limits of human agency and of the need for technological humility. Read more

August 17, 2018

The future we are creating through our current information revolution will be shaped by the narratives that have shaped us and by the narratives we shape. Read more

July 18, 2018

Technology helps us transcends limits, but when does transcendence become transgression? Read more

June 29, 2018

Black Mirror explores the unanticipated consequences of new technologies, but can it help us become wiser people? Read more

June 6, 2018

Competing narratives of human and technological evolution. Read more

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