Does Your Brain Change with Internet Use? - 57

Yesterday, I finished reading The Shallows by Nicholas Carr, and I must say it’s a fascinating and somewhat foreboding read. In the next few days I hope to have some summarizing thoughts for you all, but I just wanted to whet your appetites with a brief passage today. 383 more words

Pop Culture & Politics

Experts say too much time online can be harmful to your relationships

According to the CRTC’s Communications Monitoring report for 2016, Canadians under 30 spend more time and money on mobile wireless devices like cellphones, than any other age group. 623 more words


Dear James (A)--Lent, Fasting, and Gluttony

Dear James,

I read with real pleasure of your intention to fast during this Lenten season. It seems to me more important than ever, in a disembodied and Gnostic age such as this one, that we humans strive to bring our bodies into alignment with our souls. 1,083 more words


Microsoft Patents Real-Time Parental Monitoring Technology of Internet Usage

Microsoft was recently granted a US patent application for real-time monitoring technology of internet usage (US patent 20170055200).  The system moves beyond traditional parental internet security measures of banning certain websites or imposing time restrictions on access to websites.  125 more words


The World Wide Web of Overthinking

After finishing Nicholas Carr’s “The Shallows”, I must confess that it opened my eyes to some of the disadvantages and downsides of our frequent use of the internet. 515 more words


Slack and Wise ch 10 & 12

Chapter 10 talked about the definition of agency and the Actor-Network Theory. Agency is defined as the power and ability to do something, therefore, assumes an agent possesses that power. 670 more words


Energy Update ~ Incoming 6th Dimensional Ascension Waves to Peak Around Jan 14th ~ Jan. 12, 2017

By James Gilliland, 01/12/2017

I have observed some beyond realistic behavior on a grand scale unfolding on every level and if we are going to survive the days to come we are going to have to get back to basics. 729 more words