2019-2020 Tech Talk Season

“Tech Talks” are presented by the Center for Technology & Society (CTS). This season features an exciting mix of technology-based topics that impact society at large. For more information, please contact Scott Tilley (stilley@cts.today).

Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 at 6:30pm: "Social Silos: Digitally Connected but Increasingly Alone"
Presented by Scott Tilley, PhD

Through social media and our digital devices, we are more connected than ever before. Ironically, we also are becoming increasingly isolated. Do you have more Facebook “friends” than actual friends? Is the next generation becoming socially disconnected, living in electronic silos of their own making? Some people say that “going solo” is a healthy choice, but are more people being led down the path towards loneliness and isolation due to addictive and pervasive technology?

The movie “The Matrix,” which was released 20 years ago, depicted a post-apocalyptic world ruled by machines, where humans existed in a virtual reality, completely unaware of their surroundings or true purpose. Is that the world we want? Which would you pick, the red pill or the blue pill?

The talk takes place at FIT's Evans Library, as part of their After Hours series. The talk is free and open to the public.