More Connected, but Further Apart: Growing Divides in the Age of Technology

New technology has dramatically changed how we communicate and interact, and Michael Bugeja says that in doing so, it may slowly be eroding some of our core principles.  Professor Bugeja of Iowa State University’s Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication joins host Ben Kieffer during this hour of River to River.

Bugeja talks about ideas presented in his latest book: Interpersonal Divide in the Age of the Machine.  In it, he explores what might happen if we allow machines to dictate our lives, and he says it could mean a loss of empathy, compassion, truth-telling, fairness, and responsibility. In their place, we may adopt machine values.

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