Category: Technology & Science

February 26, 2024
How to make space in a world with too much technology

In this TED Talk video, Daniel Shi suggests ways in which we can relieve the relentless pressure of a world that is constantly increasing in technological communication and enterprise.

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February 26, 2024
Digital Kids

This informative article discusses the very relevant topic of children and screen time. The author provides helpful background information, and offers strategies to mitigate the more serious impacts of excessive use of digital media by young people. "While excessive screen time can have negative effects on the development and well-being of children and teens, there […]

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February 21, 2024
Plastic pollution: Convenience is king, until it’s not

Kenny Primrose reflects on the cost of convenience in our lives and suggests that one of the most significant losses is care. "The problem is that we are sold on convenience, having continually been slipped the lie that convenient lives are significantly better ones, unencumbered by the onerous frictions of a less convenient life." Image […]

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September 5, 2023
As a Christian, I Went Down the AI Rabbit Hole. Here are 12 things I Discovered

Artificial Intelligence is here to stay, which many of us find a bewildering and daunting prospect. Akos Balogh shares helpful insights to help think through some of the issues. "...many are sounding the alarm about the dangers of unregulated AI with the advent of ChatGPT. And the spread of AI into everyday life raises the […]

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August 19, 2023
How to Make Space in a World with Too Much Technology

Daniel Sih notes the impact of constant technological connection upon relationships, productivity, health and other areas of life. In a world that seems to expect our constant presence and availability, he shows how we can reclaim time to restore and refresh ourselves. "...we need space from the online world to think deeply, rest fully, and […]

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May 17, 2023
Cultivating Good Conversations about Screen Issues

Personal technology is something that most parents did not have when they were children and it can be difficult to navigate. Dr Jenny Brown highlights how personal connection is more effective than any protective app.

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February 22, 2023
Who Needs Church When We've Got AI Jesus?

How will church adapt as society encompasses technological advances such as artificial intelligence? "A new app that lets you chat with as many as 20,000 notable people from the past is the latest AI offering to come out of the tech sphere. From legendary American baseball player Babe Ruth to US President Abraham Lincoln, Historical […]

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February 22, 2023
ChatGPT and the Apocalypse

A thought provoking piece considering a technological development that affects us all... "The world of AI is here, and vistas of immense and exciting possibility lie before us. That much is certain.  But I must admit, my initial amazement at first encountering ChatGPT quickly gave way to unease and a sense that something essential could […]

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March 21, 2022
How do we read?

In our world of screen technology, retired educator, Susan Harris, notes how reading books helps us "develop a more reflective and deeper understanding of life". A recent article in the magazine section of the Weekend Australian, February 5-6, 2022, titled ‘Book Smart’ highlighted the issue of how we read in this technological age. The author, […]

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July 12, 2021
Better than Us

The Impact of Artificial Intelligence In the 2020 lockdown we may have binged on Netflix sci-fi movies and series about AI, but how far away are we from creating real human-like intelligence? What is the impact of AI on our workplaces, our society, our country as a whole? What are the implications for our ethics, […]

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May 11, 2021
The Future of Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace

The question of how Artificial Intelligence will impact our employment prospects in the near future is an ongoing discussion. Vishal Marria proposes that A.I will change our world further in the future and strategies must be embraced which work synergistically with human intelligence. "Smart technologies aren’t just changing our homes; they’re edging their way into […]

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May 11, 2021
Artificial intelligence in Psychology: 5 Revolutionary Examples

Explore the role Artificial Intelligence might play in psychology. Jeremy Sutton, Ph.D. surveys 5 examples of A.I in psychology at Positive Psychology. "The first chatbot, ELIZA, was created by MIT’s Joseph Weizenbaum as long ago as 1966. Named after Eliza Doolittle from George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, this early conversational software imitated a psychotherapist..." Source: https://positivepsychology.com/artificial-intelligence-in-psychology/

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