Technological advances have linked us to one another and enabled nonstop global communication in ways that were impossible to imagine just a few decades ago. Through the devices we carry with us at all times, our ability to connect and to form digital identities and communities seems limitless. This technology brings with it great potential for engagement, cooperation, and enrichment, but paradoxically, it also leads to detachment, disrespect, and inauthenticity. The effects of this continuous, largely anonymous connectivity have profound theological and philosophical implications: What does it mean to create community and identity in this current context? How do we sustain personal and communal integrity? What new moral and ethical obligations and risks do we face? Join the Killeen Chair of Theology and Philosophy as we explore these and other questions with leading thinkers.

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2018
Thursday, September 27th
7:00 PM

Our Love-Affair with Technology: Some (Inconvenient) Truths

Carol Bruess, University of St. Thomas

Walter Theatre at St. Norbert

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM