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Jan 31, 2021

How Technology Shapes Us

A conversation with Randy Fernando and Matthew Brensilver

While the value of technology is indisputable, too often it is misaligned with wisdom, compassion, and human flourishing. As meditators, we know attention is a precious resource, and our minds are continually shaped by our actions and interactions.

We may train ourselves in meditation for 15, 30, or 60 minutes a day. But the rest of the time, our technology is training us. As corporations hijack our attention and glue us to our screens, they often stimulate greed, hatred and delusion, harming us and our collective society.

During this half-day of practice and reflection, Spirit Rock teacher Matthew Brensilver was joined by Randy Fernando, Co-Founder of the Center for Humane Technology, which was featured in The Social Dilemma, a documentary watched by an estimated 100 million people globally. Together, they explore how we can investigate technology’s effects on our minds and society, and how to navigate its effects wisely.



Resources for further exploration:

Watch "The Social Dilemma" on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/81254224

How Social Media Hacks Our Brains: http://humanetech.com/brain-science

Take Control of Your Social Media: https://www.humanetech.com/take-control

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