I have loved playing with technology since I was a kid. My parents tell me that I fixed the church projector when I was 4 and that I was comfortable with the Apple IIe command prompt at 5.
But over the last few years, I’ve begun to feel like the tools that I play with are playing with me too. Have you ever felt like you check your email, twitter, or RSS feeds just a little more often than necessary? Do you consider yourself an awesome multi-tasker, but find it hard to concentrate while reading? Have you ever considered quitting blogging, facebook, twitter, etc?
If so, this talk might be helpful. We’ll give a brief overview of the history of technology and how it influences individuals, society, and the church, and then suggest some ways we approach technology without letting it take over our lives.
We need your help!
To make the session really great, I want to get your tips for handling the constant stream of information, alerts, and new gadgets, and all the craziness in our super connected world. There have been a few posts out there on with tips for things like staying above water, intimacy online, and information overload. Some high profile writers have gone further and told why they were saying goodbye to facebook, taking a blogatical, or quitting social media altogether. But, I’d really like to hear from all of you.
I’ll be sure to share what you’ve learned with those at the conference and put together a slide of all the contributors. So please, comment away!
Please note: this is not a productivity seminar. We’re not discussing GTD, project or management, or software to combat software. This is about understanding what technology is, how it influences us, and how we can approach it holistically.