All in the Family? Technology's Impact on Families' Decisions About Work and Leisure
LAS 357 - All in the Family? Technology’s Impact on Families’ Decisions About Work and Leisure3 hours The myth of modern technology is that it will free us to have more time to enjoy our families and to engage in leisure activities. The reality is that with all of the “timesaving” devices, today’s families seem to be busier, less connected, and more preoccupied than ever before. In this seminar we will look at other times and cultures to see how they understood technology, work, and leisure; and we will examine and compare our own culture’s values. We will also look to some new discoveries in the physical world, in particular the underpinning of quantum theory, which demonstrate that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. With religious imagination we will try to discover in that fact spiritual implications for family life.