Habits of the High-Tech Heart: Living Virtuously in the Information Age

Habits of the High-Tech Heart: Living Virtuously in the Information AgeThe Internet Is Everywhere Chat Rooms And Instant Email Messages Have Taken The Place Of Letters And Phone Calls The Internet Has Changed The Way We Do Business, Shop, Communicate, And Even Meet People In Many Ways Our Lives Are Easier And Convenient But What Price Do We Pay For This Convenience Habits Of The High Tech Heart Addresses The Major Drawbacks To The Network Computerization Of Our Society And The Growing Tendency To Substitute Technology And Innovation For Morality And Virtue Quentin Schultze Argues That The Cyber Revolution Is A Mythology Of Progress That Is Fueled By Informationism, A Quasi Religious Faith That Falsely Assumes Information Itself Can Improve Our Lives Cyberculture Assumes A Technical Solution To Every Problem It Breeds Individualism At The Cost Of Community And Values Speed, Efficiency, And Convenience Over Quality, Morality, And Virtue.The Solution, Schultze Argues, Is Not To Dismantle Our Growing Technologies But To Pay Attention To The Habits Of The Heart As Described By Alexis De Tocqueville And Made Popular By Robert Bellah And His Colleagues In Habits Of The Heart Discernment, Moderation, Wisdom, Humility, Authenticity, And Diversity These Habits, Which Embody The Wisdom Of The Past And The Virtue And Morality Of The Judeo Christian Tradition, Must Reshape Our Understanding Of Digital Technology Greatly Influenced By The Insights Of V Clav Havel, Schultze Calls For A Renewal Of Community And Offers Readers Ways To Live By Habits Of The Heart In The Information Age.Habits Of The High Tech Heart Is A Provocative And Engaging Book That Will Foster Dialogue Among Philosophers, Theologians, Technology Experts, And All Those Concerned With The Impact Technology Has Had On Our Society And While It Is Both Comprehensive And Scholarly, Habits Of The High Tech Heart Is Engaging And Accessible Enough For The Thoughtful Lay Reader. Quentin Schultze s book was recommended to me when I was looking for resources for teaching a youth age technology and discernment class I appreciate Schultze s virtue approach to technology, and used the idea of cultivating a virtuous character so that we can use technology appropriately as a major theme for my class.Schultze s virtues are Christian virtues as opposed to Aristotelian and I was greatly aided by having read MacIntyre s After Virtue before reading this book Schultze calls Christians to practice discernment, practice moderation, cultivate wisdom, cultivate a humble character, practice authenticity when online, strive for diversity, and nurture community Schultze is well read and his work is well researched, touching on current events and business practices This book is quite readable for the non philosopher.My one critique is that this book was a little tedious to read This is the kind of tediousness one has when reading chapters 10 31 in Pr
Half way through this book and I m just hoping wishing it s got a lot of good ground to cover before I m through and realize I ve just wasted my precious time on this.So far, it happens to be rather dated and mostly focused on questions how rapidly technology adoption is, how messianic the next great thing seems to be billed as, etc No earth shattering analysis, thoughts, or philosophies have surfaced yetJust finished this book I would suggest that if you find this book parti
Consider this the other shoe to drop amidst a culture that so often praises and exhorts the new technologies coming down the way Avoiding extremism and empty rhetoric, Schultze offers a provocative account of the failings of modern technology and our obsessions with that technology to afford us with virtuous or morally robust lives as human persons Additionally, Schultze draws from an enormous array of sources and points of moral wisdom to invite us
Don t know about this one Can t disagree with its basic thesis information technology is not a neutral technology, but affects our understanding of what we mean by community, relationship, etc But the book proceeds by assertion and quotation than by argument E.g on p192, Wendell Berry, Jacques Ellul, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Dorothy Day, and Ivan Illich are all enlisted for quotations of one sentence at most But there isn t any
helpful way to diagnose and examine our hearts when it comes to our current fascination with technology great challenge for those who venerate the latest fads and fashions of Silicon Valley and the internet, exposing the manner in which we fall prey to their seductions and false promises causes thoughtful reflection on what it means to be virtuous, kind and loving
It has given me a macro view of the influence of computers, technology, and the internet on our culture. Nice ideas but dense and hard to read. All who work in digital media should read this and reflect on how it s changing your communication and reflection habits. Using this as a source for researchnot sure how much it will help, but we ll see

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  • Paperback
  • Habits of the High-Tech Heart: Living Virtuously in the Information Age
  • Quentin J. Schultze
  • English
  • 13 June 2019
  • 9780801027819