William Powers is the author of the bestselling book Hamlet’s Blackberry; which poses the important question of how do we live a balanced life in the high paced, dopamine driven, instant gratification fueled digital age.
To find some answers Powers turns back the clock, way back, all the way to Socrates, Plato and Seneca, and from there he moves forward to the present and focuses on seven key figures, who he refers to as The Seven Philosophers of the Screen.
His theory is that every couple hundred years a life changing invention shakes the status quo to its core and challenges the way people live, interact and communicate. And in each of those times these seven men have found ways to deal with the distractions, ways that are as relevant today as they were 2000 years ago.
Today we talk to Bill Powers and he shares his insights and wisdom and some laughs.
We promise you you will not just enjoy this podcast – it could change the way you live.