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Smart Phones, Stupid People:Will technology make us stupid?Mathias Klang                     @klang67
Is technology smart?
Man vs Machine
The augmented human
Egyptian wood & leather prosthetic toe (ca1069 to 664 B.C)
Portrait of Hugh de Provence (1352)
Swedish telephonec:a 1896
Writing as external memories
…you give your disciples not truth, but only the semblance of truth; theywill be hearers of many things and will have lear...
"Our gadgets have eliminated the needto remember such things anymore." Foer                                Joshua
Douglas AdamsAnything that is in the world when you’reborn is normal and ordinary and is just anatural part of the way the...
Blogger 1999Google 1999               End of communications monopoly
Normalizing the abnormal
This is not a phone
Always online
The end of boredom
“My fear is that these       technologies are infantilising the braininto the state of small       children who are  attra...
Performance lifestyle
My awesome coffee
Social networks
Dunbar’s 150
Stimuli or relations
"If we dont teach our children to bealone all they will be is lonely"Sherry Turkle
All the worlds knowledge
Imagine a world in which everysingle person on the planet is givenfree access to the sum of all humanknowledge.           ...
Surplus is harder to deal with scarcity...
Brain candy vs useful information
The end of curiosity
Information obesity
Alteredpatterns ofwork, play,learning,sleep...
Private or Personal
What wordfeud did
Not addiction but tics
Technostress & Insomnia
Who is in control?
Only technology(spot the ethical dilemma?)
if youre not   paying for  something,youre not the   customer;   youre theproduct being      sold
What does it  all mean?
Does quitting the Internet mean thatwe will have big, deep thoughts? Dideveryone in pre Internet days haveBDT?
Old stupidity ornew intelligence?
It is absurd to talk of one animal beinghigher than another…we consider those,where the intellectual faculties mostdevelop...
Are those ofus whorememberthe analogueage fortunateorunfortunate?
THANKS!
Mathias Klang     klang@ituniv.se or @klang67           www.digital-rights.netImage & licensing info in the notes         ...
Smart Phones, Stupid People: Will technology make us stupid?
Smart Phones, Stupid People: Will technology make us stupid?
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  1. 1. Smart Phones, Stupid People:Will technology make us stupid?Mathias Klang @klang67
  2. 2. Is technology smart?
  3. 3. Man vs Machine
  4. 4. The augmented human
  5. 5. Egyptian wood & leather prosthetic toe (ca1069 to 664 B.C)
  6. 6. Portrait of Hugh de Provence (1352)
  7. 7. Swedish telephonec:a 1896
  8. 8. Writing as external memories
  9. 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. 10. "Our gadgets have eliminated the needto remember such things anymore." Foer Joshua
  11. 11. Douglas AdamsAnything that is in the world when you’reborn is normal and ordinary and is just anatural part of the way the world works. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things.
  12. 12. Blogger 1999Google 1999 End of communications monopoly
  13. 13. Normalizing the abnormal
  14. 14. This is not a phone
  15. 15. Always online
  16. 16. The end of boredom
  17. 17. “My fear is that these technologies are infantilising the braininto the state of small children who are attracted by buzzing noises and bright lights, who have a small attention span and who live for the moment.”Prof. Susan Greenfield
  18. 18. Performance lifestyle
  19. 19. My awesome coffee
  20. 20. Social networks
  21. 21. Dunbar’s 150
  22. 22. Stimuli or relations
  23. 23. "If we dont teach our children to bealone all they will be is lonely"Sherry Turkle
  24. 24. All the worlds knowledge
  25. 25. Imagine a world in which everysingle person on the planet is givenfree access to the sum of all humanknowledge. Jimmy Wales
  26. 26. Surplus is harder to deal with scarcity...
  27. 27. Brain candy vs useful information
  28. 28. The end of curiosity
  29. 29. Information obesity
  30. 30. Alteredpatterns ofwork, play,learning,sleep...
  31. 31. Private or Personal
  32. 32. What wordfeud did
  33. 33. Not addiction but tics
  34. 34. Technostress & Insomnia
  35. 35. Who is in control?
  36. 36. Only technology(spot the ethical dilemma?)
  37. 37. if youre not paying for something,youre not the customer; youre theproduct being sold
  38. 38. What does it all mean?
  39. 39. Does quitting the Internet mean thatwe will have big, deep thoughts? Dideveryone in pre Internet days haveBDT?
  40. 40. Old stupidity ornew intelligence?
  41. 41. It is absurd to talk of one animal beinghigher than another…we consider those,where the intellectual faculties mostdeveloped as the highest. – A beedoubtless would [use] … instincts as acriteria. Charles Darwin
  42. 42. Are those ofus whorememberthe analogueage fortunateorunfortunate?
  43. 43. THANKS!
  44. 44. Mathias Klang klang@ituniv.se or @klang67 www.digital-rights.netImage & licensing info in the notes section of slides. Images at www.flickr.com (or specifically stated). This ppt licensed: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA Download presentation www.slideshare.net/klang
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