The long-term psychological impact of social media on individuals and their individual sense of “self” remains to be seen. But there is one thing we do know. Our daily lives have been digitized, tracked, and tied up in metrics. Our real selves have split into online avatars and profile pictures and status updates.
And while social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn are powerful tools that have the potential to build communities, connect relatives in far-flung places, leverage careers, and even elect presidents of the United States, they are also unleashing a myriad of complex psychological issues that have altered our collective sense of reality.Read the full story »
Envision a world where patients can attend a weekly therapy session—confiding every thought and fear that is preventing them from living their fullest life—but instead of sitting on a proverbial couch in a therapist’s office, they are streaming live in high-depth video from the comfort of their own home.
Put an iPhone or iPad in the hands of a typical two-year-old and prepare to be amazed. She can not only find the app to play her favorite “Ponyville” game, she will
probably also organize your contacts with touch-screen skills that are quick, deliberate, and intuitive.