Dr. Anne Helen Petersen argues that millennials struggle with "adulting" (a word coined by millennials to describe the duties required for independent, self-sufficient life) because they have internalized the notion that they should always be working.
“The world is awash with bullshit, and we’re drowning in it.” So begin Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West in their new book, Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World. This work began as a course at the University of Washington, where Bergstrom is a biologist and West a data scientist. The course and book both identify what surrounds us in the age of “big data” and provide the reader strategies for defusing its influence.
In this provocative book, Christopher Preston presents us with an emerging panorama of the future, which he invites us to help shape. He convincingly argues that we currently, and will increasingly, modify the entire planet from the microscale to the macroscale.
Now at the dawn of a new decade in a relatively new century, I wonder about our ability to see beyond the assurances of amazing apps and devices that promise us increased productivity, free entertainment, better communication, and enhanced lives.
Do you ever wonder how the internet will have redefined societal norms 50 years from now? If so, you’re not alone.
Jacob Shatzer, an assistant professor and associate dean in the School of Theology and Missions at Union University, addresses the way technology forms us, especially in regards to Christian discipleship