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Sunday, April 27, 2014

final presentation

i'll be doing my presentation tomorrow on cybercynicism. Its a subsection of the "Gutenberg Lives" section of America the Philosophical. The whole chapter focuses a lot on how the internet has changed our culture, from religion and politics, to literature. Has the internet made America even more prolific as a philosophical country? and if so, is it a good thing??

My report on cybercynicism focuses on a subset of "critics", who have responded to the enthusiasm behind technology's effect on our culture. When asked if the net has been beneficial to us in a philosophical sense, many answer with a No, Maybe, or remains to be seen.

Some of what i'll talk about centers around social media and the impact it's had on us, both culturally and philosophically.

The net has absolutely impacted us. when it comes to philosophy, though, I'm not sure if it's been a positive impact, a negative impact, or just a straight up impact. I tend to agree with a lot of whats said in the cybercynicism section. i'll talk about why tomorrow!


  1. FQ: Who invented the internet?

    DQ: Has the cultural melting pot the internet has created inspired more acceptance of different cultures & views?

    Link: http://www.computerhistory.org/internet_hist

  2. Good, Jason. I'd say the Internet's impact on philosophy, like it's impact on everything, has indeed been mixed. We've all got to get better at distinguishing the wheat from the chaff. There's tons of both out there.