Friday, October 15, 2010

youtube creates global empathy

At each stage of history, energy/communications revolutions have expanded the domain of the central nervous system, bringing more and more of the "other" into the realm of the familiar.

Each successive communications revolution in history--oral language, script, print, and electronic--provides us with increasingly sophisticated ways of sharing our personal and collective stories and extending our emotional reach to diverse others over space and time. As communications revolutions connect more people, more quickly and over greater distances, thy allow us to share our stories more broadly and facilitate the universalizing of empathetic expression.

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