CategoryTechnology

2 tips for using technology (without losing your soul)

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Here is an excerpt from my latest article at Southern Equip: “I grew up surrounded by technology. I am child of the 80s, a time before most people had a personal computer much less the internet in their home. But my dad worked for Xerox for over 25 years so we have had a personal computer and some form of the internet for as long as I can remember. We had the old dial up modems that would...

The Tension of Technology: Hope and Fear in the Digital Age

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Here is an excerpt from my latest article in Light Magazine from ERLC: “Most people, when thinking about technology, conjure up the idea of a smartphone, the internet, self-driving cars, or maybe even popular types of artificial intelligence such as Apple’s Siri or Google Home. But one of the biggest misconceptions surrounding technology is that it always has to do with the newest or latest...

Why driverless cars (and other tech advances) benefit society

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You might see a new way of driving hit the streets of California in April. Last week, California became the first state to allow driverless cars the freedom to be on state roads without a human safety driver. In the past, autonomous cars have been required to have a human counterpart in each vehicle to take over in case of an emergency or system malfunction. Many of Silicon Valley’s biggest firms...

10 observations on the 10th anniversary of the iPhone

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Today marks the 10th anniversary of the release of the Apple iPhone, a device that has helped shape our culture in many different ways. On January 9, 2007, then-CEO Steve Jobs introduced publically the Apple iPhone at Macworld in San Francisco, California. It was officially released on June 29th, 2007 for sale to the public. I remember the first time I saw the iPhone in person like it was...

Losing our humanity: Technology’s increasing authority in our lives

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As February came to a close, there was a far-reaching event that few noticed. It wasn’t the Oscars, or even the President’s first address to Congress. Amazon S3 web servers went down, which is a much bigger deal than might be expected. These server outages primarily affected the East Coast, but the implications reached farther. Amazon S3 web servers host many websites and services including ERLC...

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Jason serves as the Creative Director and Associate Research Fellow at The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. He is a graduate of The University of Tennessee and Southern Seminary. He writes and speaks on topics including human dignity, technology, and artificial intelligence. He is married to Dorie and they have two sons.

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