Abha Dawesar: Life in the “Digital Now”

Abha Dawesar discusses how¬†our lives now become fixated on the drive to digitally connect as opposed to being in the “real”. She says that our devices have ‘warped” time, in the past, present and future becomes what she describes as the digital now. It’s not biological or psychological present. It’s more of an invitation to do something else. We leave the current states of things to explore something else. This is fragmented and leads us to operate at different real time illusions. Technology perpetuates the illusion between those that have and those that have not. We ” live in two streams of time”, maybe the children that are born into this will adapt more quickly. Be the loss of connection between those that teach us something as opposed to simply “finding” information digitally. Archiving the past makes it difficult to forget. To be truly present, we do not need distractions. And, most importantly, is all there is. RE

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