Tiffany Shlain on being "Connected"

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The very idea of being wired to your gadgets and online 24/7 is so that you won't miss anything. But consider, being super-wired, all the time, means you might be missing something even more significant: life.

Depicted in her documentary "Connected," Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and founder of The Webby Awards, wonders, "How much faster can it go until we can't keep up?" Though Shlain understands all of the wonderful things technology has brought us, she also realizes the downsides. "Turning off technology is just as powerful as turning it on and that as a society we need that," she explains. "I hate that people have forgotten how to be present." Read full article here.

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