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Digital Mindfulness Podcast #10 Tom Chatfield: How To Thrive In The Digital Age

By 28/06/2015October 13th, 2016One Comment

Time is the one thing of which technology cannot create a single item more

– Tom Chatfield

How do we thrive online? In this episode, the author, TEDster, philosopher, Fellow of the Saïd Business School and The School of Life In London Tom Chatfield, and I speak about his varied perspectives on how we can thrive in a digital age. In this amazing, wide-ranging talk, Tom and I discuss how our interactions with technology can be made more meaningful by embracing the innate qualities that make us uniquely human.

In this fascinating and wide-ranging talk, Tom and I talk about how best to create a meaningful existence in the digital landscape, touching on thinkers such as Aristotle, Jaron Lanier, Evgeny Morozov and Julian Gough.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why technology is not ‘just a tool’
  • Why video games are fundamental for fun and a meaningful life
  • Why we all need time and space for us to consider
  • Why video games are an important tool for teaching us how to be more human
  • Why we tend to focus on the trends of digital technologies rather than how the technologies impact us
  • Why we all need time and space to consider
  • The evolving etiquettes of technolgy
  • Why attention is a finite resource


Resources mentioned in the show:

Mac Freedom

Fun Inc.

How to Thrive in the Digital Age

50 Digital Ideas

Activism or Slacktivism?

Netymology: From Apps to Zombies: A Linguistic Celebration of the Digital World

Live This Book


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