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Buddhism and the Digital Age
Author Lancaster, Lewis R.
Source Hsi Lai Journal of Humanistic Buddhism=西來人間佛教學報
Volumev.4
Date2003
Pages79 - 86
PublisherInternational Academy of Buddhism, University of the West
Publisher Url http://www.uwest.edu/site/
LocationRosemead, CA, US [柔似蜜, 加利福尼亞州, 美國]
Content type期刊論文=Journal Article
Language英文=English
AbstractThe digital age has come upon us, sometimes with great fanfare and other times with imperceptible changes in our lives and methods of doing things. Information Technology is perhaps the defining digital element of our time. While industrialization dominated commerce and society from the middle of the 19th century, the agents of change today are the digital and biological advances. The achievements of molecular biology in particular dominate the field of biology. We are affected by these scientific developments as much as earlier generations were by railroads and the combustion engine. Information technology, that influences us so much, is difficult to study and comprehend because it is often invisible. We cannot see the electrons that store our data in a computer. Even in the biological sphere, the cutting and shifting of strands of DNA are only indirectly observed. We do not have the large smoke stacks, the rail tracks and other material manifestations before us. But visible or not, this technology has entered our lives and our bodies and all of human experience is undergoing change because of it.
ISSN15304108 (P)
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Created date2014.07.29
Modified date2020.04.09



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