At the 9th Annual Existential-Humanistic Institute(EHI) Conference on "Human Evolution vs Digital Revolution"- the attendees joined break out groups with EHI board members to discuss topics related to the theme.
Nader Shabahangi, PhD:
What makes us human beings feel alive, content, loved? If it is connection (to oneself, one another), what is this ‘connection’, what is it made of, how does it smell and feel? Does this need for connection to feel alive, happy, loved get satisfied digitally? Humanly? Both?
Kirk Schneider, PhD:
How to cultivate a sense of awe as both a counterpoint to and complement of high tech. Highlighting some points from a book I'm working on tentative title of the book is "The Spirituality of Awe: Challenges to the Robotic Revolution."
Sonja Saltman, MA, MFT:
How we use technology in creative and innovative ways.
Mary Madrigal, PhD:
Exploring the breakdown of and in the human relationship as it relates to the use of technology over conversation and how the use of technology offers a false sense of relationship and knowing a person via social media.
Troy Piwowarski, PsyD:
The specific ways people reconcile the increasing speed associated with the digital age (faster communications, faster ways of getting products, etc.) with the intention of going slower when it comes to our interpersonal work as existential therapists and relational beings.
Suzan Bollich, PhD: Technology as privacy invasion and subsequent lack of personal privacy- the erosion of a constitutional and otherwise historical right.