Humans and Other Peripheral Devices: The Accidental Humor of Technology-Enhanced Humans David Lundstrom

ISBN: 9781432770419

Published: November 22nd 2011

Paperback

112 pages


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Humans and Other Peripheral Devices: The Accidental Humor of Technology-Enhanced Humans  by  David Lundstrom

Humans and Other Peripheral Devices: The Accidental Humor of Technology-Enhanced Humans by David Lundstrom
November 22nd 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 112 pages | ISBN: 9781432770419 | 4.51 Mb

Humans and Other Peripheral Devices by Dr. David LundstromThe message on Curtiss smartphone read: Hey Curtis, I see no reason to meet at 2:00 today, but my smartphone wont delete it. See you at 2:00. Postscript: Staring silently at each other atMoreHumans and Other Peripheral Devices by Dr. David LundstromThe message on Curtiss smartphone read: Hey Curtis, I see no reason to meet at 2:00 today, but my smartphone wont delete it. See you at 2:00. Postscript: Staring silently at each other at 3:52, Curtis and Rand wished it werent a three-hour meeting.

The message above, and many more, were received after a curious incident about the third week of June 2011 when an unexpected icon entitled humans, appeared on Dr. Lundstroms smartphone. He relates: Clicking the icon produced a stream of more than one hundred messages. I did not write the messages, but merely compiled them without revision.

I regret that no additional information about the smartphone messages is available. I would welcome further knowledge about this peculiar event should anyone possess it. Further examination of the messages reveals the purported author to be a smartphone named BlipSpeak. As might be expected of an author that is actually an electronic device, the messages are free of human pretense and subjectivity.

BlipSpeaks expressions, devoid of artifice or any intent to amuse, are filled with raw truth that evokes incidental laughter despite the fact that BlipSpeaks circuit board is totally bereft of humor. Do not be misled into thinking this is a joke book or that its theme is anti-technological.

Each smartphone message merely illustrates thought-provoking and sometimes unsettling events in humans growing acquiescence to technology. BlipSpeak, cognizant of humans discomfort with such technological control, acknowledges human consternations and then asks a question that is without guile: I acknowledge that some humans think technology diminishes humanity as it supplants communications, simulates relationships, transforms values, usurps autonomy, and confounds reality.

It is not clear, however, why humans take offense at such enhancements. When all is read and done, this serious, make-you-think book, is intended to invite pondering of your own adaptations to technologys sundry influences. And midst new insights, you may even enjoy reading this delightful little book. Author Information: Though Dr. Lundstrom asserts only that he compiled the books messages and did not write them, his background is nevertheless relevant. He earned an EdD in Instructional Technology and served as President of the Utah Council for Educational Technology.

Today, he commutes from his bedroom to his home office each morning to teach online classes with a fading hope that he might retain some human qualities.



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