Overload

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We overload our minds with so much information. Our rate of communication goes up, and the quality of our communication goes down. We are in danger of losing ourselves.

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Overload

  1. <overload> losing face-to-face relationships in a virtual world
  2. The Dark Overload
  3. What Overloads You? • Mobile Phones • Web Sites • Texting • News/Blogs • Sexting • Status Updates • Instant Messaging • Advertising • Social Networks • Games • Email • iPods/MP3s
  4. There’s No Letting Up
  5. The Monster We Created • Our informations was “mass” media • Advertising in free entertainment • We consume more • We want advertising out • We individualized it • We want it to be free
  6. Information Wants To Own You...
  7. The Communication Shift • We have never had this much information • We have never had these abilities • Our communication rate goes up • Our ability to relate goes down
  8. The Cycle Continues...
  9. I’m An Informationaholic • Information is a drug • There’s scientific proof of this • It limits creativity and focus • It causes attention span problems • It creates severe mood swings • It can be very hard to live without
  10. Here But, Not Here • We need a “hit” of information • We text, IM and talk all the time • We can be physically present, but... • We are mentally absent • We are becoming zombies • We are controlled by the drug
  11. Meaningful and Close Relationships Implode
  12. Into Meaningless Electronic Connections
  13. 3 John 1.13,14
  14. I have much to write you, but I do not want to do so with pen and ink. I hope to see you soon, and we will talk face to face. Peace to you. The friends here send their greetings. Greet the friends there by name.
  15. In Writing • John was a disciple • John was a writer of letters • In John 3, he realizes that some things cannot be communicated in writing • The rest of John 3 is a conversation about trust, love and reputation of friends • They were “tight” and because of that, they could do the work set out for them
  16. 1 Corinthians 10.23-24
  17. “Everything is permissible” but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible” but not everything is constructive. Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others.
  18. Old School • Real life communication is good • It is good for your health and soul • It is good for your job and career • It communicates more meaning • It aligns your body, mind and spirit
  19. 3 John 1.2
  20. Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.
  21. Good Habits To Start • Prioritize face-to-face meetings over anything else • Stand up when you meet new people • Greet with a handshake or a hug • Pay attention to names • Look people in the eye • Truly love people
  22. 3 John 1.5,6
  23. Dear friend, you are faithful in what you are doing for the brothers, even though they are strangers to you. They have told the church about your love.
  24. Bad Habits To Break • Taking phone calls during a meal or when “out” • Texting while others are with you or talking • Staying up late with “dates” • Constantly having IM and email open • Breaking your online word in real life
  25. To Make Time To Focus On God

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