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Welcome To The Age Of Digital Transcendence

https://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2018/01/23/579666166/welcome-to-the-age-of-digital-transcendence

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Welcome To The Age Of Digital Transcendence
Smartphones have become an extension of the owner; it is the closest we've ever become to being omnipresent and omniscient and — in a metaphorical sense, at least — divine, says Marcelo Gleiser.

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Phones: from collective use to personal use

Phones: from collective use to personal use
  • The old rotary telephone machines belonged to the household. The family had one number. If someone was using the phone, you had to wait for your turn.
  • Smartphone...

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Smartphones as our extensions

A smartphone is not only a device you use to communicate and to connect to the internet. It also extends your presence well beyond your physical body, allowing you to be, virtually, anywher...

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Digital transcendence and narcissism

They are closely linked. Social media enables us to expand our adherence to a community. It also allows us to be admired, even worshipped by others. Or hated and envied.

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