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Has the internet changed our perception of time and space? What is the digital now? [VIDEO]

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Have you ever been to an airport, without cushy lounge access, and discovered your mobile phone battery was in the red?

Did you scramble to find a powerpoint? Did you pay at one of those charge stations to re-juice it?

Just how has our need to be online and attached to our devices changed our view of the world?

In this TED video, author Abha Dawesar shares her thoughts on our apparent need to be online and connected.

During the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, people were desperate to recharge their phones. How they behaved and how everyone felt is a very precise reading of what it means to be in the “digital now”.

(Image of NYPD providing phone charging generators sourced from Fema.)

Abha Dawesar: Life in the ‘digital now’

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