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Papa can you hear me in the night? Papa are you near me?
Papa, can you help me not be frightened? Looking at the skies I seem to see a million eyes Which ones are yours? Where are you now that yesterday Has come and gone And closed its doors? The night is so much darker; The wind is so much colder; The world I see is so much bigger Now that I'm alone.
Papa, please forgive me. Can you hear me praying, Anything I'm saying Even though the night is filled with voices? I remember everything you taught me Every book I've ever read They often had relationships, partners and even "marriages" of significant emotional importance.
They had lots of virtual sex.
These days it is easier for people without technical expertise to blend their real and virtual lives. In the world of Second Life, a virtual world produced by Linden Lab, you can make real money; you can run a real business. Indeed, for many who enjoy online life, it is easier to express intimacy in the virtual world than in rl, that being real life.
For those who are lonely yet fearful of intimacy, online life provides environments where one can be a loner yet not alone, have the illusion of companionship without the demands of sustained, intimate friendship.outer-edge-design.com/components/locator/4461-mobile-tracker-tool.php
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Since the late s social computing has offered an opportunity to experiment with a virtual second self. Now this metaphor doesn't go far enough. Our new online intimacies create a world in which it makes sense to speak of a new state of the self, itself. The self that grows up with multitasking and rapid response measures success by calls made, e-mails answered and messages responded to.
Self-esteem is calibrated by what the technology proposes, by what it makes easy. We live a contradiction: Insisting that our world is increasingly complex, we nevertheless have created a communications culture that has decreased the time available for us to sit and think, uninterrupted. We are primed to receive a quick message to which we are expected to give a rapid response. Children growing up with this may never know another way. Their experience raises a question for us all: Are we leaving enough time to take our time on the things that matter?
We spend hours keeping up with our e-mails. One person tells me, "I look at my watch to see the time. I look at my BlackBerry to get a sense of my life. People become alienated from their own experience and anxious about watching a version of their lives scrolling along faster than they can handle. They are not able to keep up with the unedited version of their lives, but they are responsible for it. People speak of BlackBerry addiction. Yet in modern life we have been made into self-disciplined souls who mind the rules, the time, our tasks.
BlackBerry users describe that sense of encroachment of the device on their time. One says, "I don't have enough time alone with my mind"; another, "I artificially make time to think. But it's in conflict with a growing reality of lives lived in the presence of screens, whether on a laptop, palmtop, cell phone or BlackBerry. We are learning to see ourselves as cyborgs, at one with our devices.
To put it most starkly: To make more time means turning off our devices, disengaging from the always-on culture.
But this is not a simple proposition, since our devices have become more closely coupled to our sense of our bodies and increasingly feel like extensions of our minds. Our tethering devices provide a social and psychological Global Positioning System, a form of navigation for tethered selves. One television producer, accustomed to being linked to the world via her cell and Palm handheld, revealed that for her, the Palm's inner spaces were where her self resides: "When my Palm crashed it was like a death. It was more than I could handle. I felt as though I had lost my mind.
Kids get cell phones from their parents. In return they are expected to answer their parents' calls.
Can You Hear Me Now?
On the one hand this arrangement gives teenagers new freedoms. On the other they do not have the experience of being alone and having to count on themselves; there is always a parent on speed dial. This provides comfort in a dangerous world, yet there is a price to pay in the development of autonomy. There used to be a moment in the life of an urban child, usually between the ages of 12 and 14, when there was a first time to navigate the city alone.
It was a rite of passage that communicated, "You are on your own and responsible. If you feel frightened, you have to experience these feelings. Adolescents naturally want to check out ideas and attitudes with peers. But when technology brings us to the point where we're used to sharing thoughts and feelings instantaneously, it can lead to a new dependence.
Emotional life can move from "I have a feeling, I want to call a friend," to "I want to feel something, I need to make a call.
Can You Hear Me? – Brad Jersak
And what of adolescence as a time of self-reflection? We communicate with instant messages, "check-in" cell calls and emoticons. All of these are meant to quickly communicate a state. They are not intended to open a dialogue about complexity of feeling. Technological determinism has its place here: Cell calls get poor reception, are easily dropped and are optimized for texting. This lesson can be used to introduce the concepts of frequency and wavelength of sound waves or to help reinforce and build upon prior knowledge of properties of sound waves.
The students will analyze data collected from hydrophones that are shown on spectrographs. Students will explore recordings of marine mammals to gain knowledge of waves and then apply that knowledge to analyze the link between frequency and wavelength. The students will be developing graphing and data analysis skills.