My Smartphone is My Sword

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Culture, if you ask me, is the joint expression of the interpersonal behaviours of a particular society over time. Within that, we find comfort and orientation in life. The key word is “time”. When profound changes come at us at great speed, how we behave towards each other becomes awkward, stumbling and unpredictable. Much more than usual, that is.

We are forced to modify and develop new ways of relating to each other, and we have to do it fast and without a guidebook.

We see this in how we have embraced – or been overwhelmed by – the internet.


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