Why are so many people drawn to conspiracy theories in times of crisis?
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I agree that everyone has become too dependent on their technology. You talked briefly about how it is increasing our narcissism, anxiety, and obsessions, but do you think technology is actually changing the rates of diagnoses?
Furthermore, do you think that we have a way of escaping the grasp of technology? What do you think it is about communicating via text or computer that somehow becomes more important that the in-real-life communication with the person you are with (such as the example at dinner time)?
This seems to me to be an extension of our "can't wait/can't stop" culture. As mattm mentioned, we depend heavily on our cars even when we could walk the few blocks. We go to fast food restaurants which we know are not healthy. Can we have a cultural shift where we acknowledge the convenience and importance of communication tools without making them our utmost priority?
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