I’m drafting an email for our daily subscribers right now about love in the modern age, and it reminded me of the video we created a while back on the #lovestory between @eleprocon and Deborah Hefter.
Here it is:
There’s a beautiful message being shared in this video. It’s about the technologies we use to communicate our love.
Handwritten letters are using a technology created by humans. Expressing love by texting is also using a technology.
Would you also say that language is a technology? An invention by humans?
It’s a little more simple to differentiate between language and technology, by arguing that humans evolved our capacity for language, and technology is something created by humans… It seems different…
But what if it’s the same thing… What if the same processes that humans possess which created our capacity for language also are what created technology…
So that’s one theme raised by the video.
The other is about how we express our feelings of love. How mindful are we around this expression. It’s so easy to send a text or share an emoticon. We can even do it here.
This is fantastic and part of our evolution.
But we can also take the time to reflect on love, how we express it and be more mindful about it. Sometimes it feels like human evolution and technology is a runaway train and we’ve lost control. But we have the capacity to shape it as well.
I can think of no better gateway into this conversation that reflecting on your #lovestory in the modern day and age.
What’s your #lovestory?