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Social Media Addiction And The Loneliness Epidemic, Melanie Huynh Jan 2021

Social Media Addiction And The Loneliness Epidemic, Melanie Huynh

OUR Journal: ODU Undergraduate Research Journal

This paper discusses the ill-fated relationship between the rise in social media addiction among young adults and the resulting loneliness epidemic that has contributed to greater concerns for mental health – a topic heavily relevant in today’s ongoing battle with the COVID-19 pandemic.


A Ulysses Pact With Artificial Systems. How To Deliberately Change The Objective Spirit With Cultured Ai, Bruno Gransche May 2019

A Ulysses Pact With Artificial Systems. How To Deliberately Change The Objective Spirit With Cultured Ai, Bruno Gransche

Computer Ethics - Philosophical Enquiry (CEPE) Proceedings

The article introduces a concept of cultured technology, i.e. intelligent systems capable of interacting with humans and showing (or simulating) manners, of following customs and of socio-sensitive considerations. Such technologies might, when deployed on a large scale, influence and change the realm of human customs, traditions, standards of acceptable behavior, etc. This realm is known as the "objective spirit" (Hegel), which usually is thought of as being historically changing but not subject to deliberate human design. The article investigates the question of whether the purposeful design of interactive technologies (as cultured technologies) could enable us to shape modes of ...