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Touchscreen: Poetry Slam

Is technology making us less human?

Social scientists have long decried the subtle effects of technology on the human psyche. The rapid swipe ‘n click culture that permeates today is producing a more superficial mode of thinking than humanity has become accustomed to over centuries of reading from a book.

In this dramatic poetry slam, one young man explores future stages and impact of this phenomenon.

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Visitor Comments: 9

(8) Anonymous, April 29, 2014 8:33 PM

Should be on front page

Such a great video that everyone can relate to.

(7) dennis moonsammy, April 11, 2014 5:15 PM

For the last eight years I thought I was left behind in the

world technology. I have learnt to text only a months ago. And I am so proud my slow growth is more acheiv

ment rather that a loss.

(6) Aliza N, March 24, 2014 6:57 PM


I am glad someone expressed it this way, it makes so much sense
Thank you

(5) Anonymous, March 24, 2014 6:27 PM

loved it...thanks

This is beautiful, thank you for sharing. Even for those of us who are not fully "addicted", technology detracts from relationship. It simply creates more distraction, less affection, and less ability to be present in the moments of one's life.
Honestly, who doesn't feel this way?
A great poetic masterpiece that truly addresses the reality of our times.

(4) Dena - Jerusalem, March 23, 2014 9:15 PM

kosher phones

We are so blessed that our Rabbis have forbidden all of these devices- I phones, I pods, facebook and everything else mentioned there. I and the entire Cheridi comunity,have a "kosher phone" which is just that, a phone. No Internet. Can't even text. It has a kosher stamp on it and says "approved". So it's just a phone. Simple. Kosher. Clean.

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