We get to see the positive impact technology has on our customer’s lives on a regular basis. One example is a customer who bought his elderly mother an iPad so that he could FaceTime with her when she tells him she isn’t feeling well. This way, he can see if what she’s telling him is more or less serious than reality. This has given both of them a great deal of peace of mind!
Originally posted on TED Blog:
How long have you been staring at a screen? Chances are this is not the beginning of your day on your mobile device or computer — and it’s very unlikely to be the end of it. You reading this blog post is only a moment in your digital day, nestled among Facebook updates, Twitter posts, Tumblr reblogs, YouTube videos and, of course, more articles. [ted_talkteaser id=1856]You and I are operating in what today’s speaker Abha Dawesar calls the “digital now,” a stream of time that is parallel to the present, but also in competition with it.
It’s becoming increasingly harder to pay full attention to the present, says Dawesar, a novelist. In this poetic talk, she looks at the dangers of our time- and space- warping technologies and what exactly happens when we blur the lines between the past, present and future.