On this episode of the Epoch Podcast we discuss the ins and outs of life in a digital age. We all feel the fundamental shifts, but how many of us are actually stopping to consider the far-reaching effects of an increasingly tech-driven life and what we can do to navigate the intensifying speeds we’re living without losing our hearts? Do Luddites and the Amish have the answers we need?
Topics we get into:
- Growing up Xennial – a bit of nostalgia as we realize how recent so many things we now take for granted are
- How technology is changing the way we think and interact with life
- The importance of boredom, imagination, and creative ability, especially for the future we’re coming into
- The burden of having access to so much more input and the importance of filtering and processing
- The overwhelm of choice and the importance of “why” that has been brought to the forefront
- Some of the things technology is adding to our lives and where it’s going
- The importance of perspective on the future of technology
- How what we need to know/learn/teach our kids is changing
- Connecting differently in relationships and learning to navigate those interactions
- Value in being a Luddite?
- Desensitization and disconnect and how that might be impacting mental health
- The rise of distrust and whether or not our feelings match up to the statistics
- The lack of consequences and resolution in online conflict
- A surprising way Minecraft is being used and subconscious considerations
Our Posts for This Episode
Austin | How to Embrace Life in a Digital Age (without Losing Your Zen)
Jen | What is a digital age and why do I have to live in one?
Tico & Tina | Is Feeling Like a Burned Out Failure Just the Norm Now?
Matt | The Most Important Key to Thriving in a Digital Age
Kat | How Can We Have Successful ‘Community’ in The Digital Age?