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David Life is a co-founder (with Sharon Gannon) of the Jivamukti School of Yoga and co-director of the Jivamukti Yoga Center  in New York. Born in a small town in[…]

Technology, Life says, is actually decreasing communication.

David Life:  I think that in these times, technology is generally decreasing communication. I mean real communication. Cell phones, Internet – there’s a superficiality involved; and also again a separation from the content and from the person delivering the content. People ask . . . I don’t have a cell phone myself. People ask me, “Well don’t you feel that it makes communication easier and better?” Well frankly no I don’t. I think that most often a cell phone is used for superfluous conversation. “Where are you?” is the most asked question on a cell phone. So who cares? Does that make my life better if I know that you’re standing on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 18th Street? Is that communication? Are we . . . are we really communicating? Are we connecting, or is there something in between us? And is that technology that’s standing in between us rather than connecting us? Recorded on: 10/31/07