How the Modern World Makes Us Mentally Ill

How the Modern World Makes Us Mentally Ill

The modern world is wonderful in many ways (dentistry is good, cars are reliable, we can so easily keep in touch from Mexico with our grandmother in Scotland) – but it’s also powerfully and tragically geared to causing a high background level of anxiety and widespread low-level depression. There are six particular features of modernity

The Problem With Our Phones

The Problem With Our Phones

The dark truth is that it’s become very hard to find anyone and certainly anything more interesting than a smartphone. we love our phones and would never want us to give them up, but it is also gently aware that these delightful gadgets bear a hidden cost. To say we are addicted to our phones

Social Media and Ambient Intimacy

Social Media and Ambient Intimacy

This episode of “Shots of Awe” is brought to you by the Toyota Prius. Let’s lead the way. [MUSIC PLAYING] People talk a lot these days about our increasingly fragmented lives. You know we’re living our lives online. And somehow, it’s not real. It’s not accurate. We’re not really exchanging intimacies on Facebook and Twitter

Movable Ink & Philosophy – A Digital Marketing Success Story

Movable Ink & Philosophy – A Digital Marketing Success Story

If we didn’t have Movable Ink, honestly our emails would be pretty boring. I wouldn’t be able to personalize them. I don’t think I’d be able to use any website behaviors to power our emails. I’ve worked with competitors before, and I know that just the technology behind Movable Ink is so much more innovative

How Social Media Ruined Nuance – South Park Season 21 Episode 3 Breakdown – Wisecrack Quick Take

How Social Media Ruined Nuance – South Park Season 21 Episode 3 Breakdown – Wisecrack Quick Take

Hey, Wisecrack! Live action Jared, here. These days social media means everything we do ends up on permanent record. Just being on the internet is a minefield, and there’s no survival guide for handling it. We’re not the only ones worrying about it either, as the newest episode of South Park tackles these ideas head

☠ Yarrr! Content ☠

☠ Yarrr! Content ☠

Here’s an idea. What follows is an explanation of why I personally dislike the word “content.” You don’t have to dislike it, but I do. [theme music] This episode of Idea Channel brought to you by our patrons and CuriosityStream. If you’ve been watching Idea Channel for a bit, you’ve maybe caught me intoning the

Documentary: A Glitch in the Matrix (David Fuller production)

Documentary: A Glitch in the Matrix (David Fuller production)

Sometimes there’s a glitch in the matrix where the limitations of the old operating system are laid bare and something new pokes through They’ve been dozens of responses to the jordan peterson channel for interview already. What makes this one different? Well, I have a pretty unique perspective in October last year I went to

PSYCHOTHERAPY – Sigmund Freud

PSYCHOTHERAPY – Sigmund Freud

This is a thinker who helps us understand why our lives and relationships are full of so much confusion and pain. He tells us why life is hard, and how to cope. His own life incurred a lot of anxiety. Sigmund Schlomo Freud was born to a middle-class Jewish family in 1856. His professional life

Google Owns 28% of Your Brain

Google Owns 28% of Your Brain

Every morning, when my alarm goes off, I don’t hear a traditional chime – rather, my Amazon Echo plays motivational music to encourage me to actually get out of bed. Then it plays a video news briefing, suggests what I should wear based on the weather and then hands it over to my Google Assistant.