Jackson:-Yes, cost. I think that when we as humans can't live with the
implications, the repercussions, the consequences of our humanity, then we're
really...we're checked out.- We're not really living real life; we're not
able to understand that life is circumscribed.- Our choices are limited,
etc.- It sounds very philosophical, but I think that the costs are
enormous.- And that's the cost of overly counting on virtuality as a kind
of a new alternate reality.
Kall:-You know, you're characterizing how these times are in some ways
kind of "Asperger-ish."- The disorder or state of mind that's a
step before autism, where people kind of avoid other people and they're very
self...I don't know how to describe Asperger's.- How would you describe it?
Jackson:-Well I think Asperger's Syndrome is a high-functioning autism,
and I think that it has everything to do with trying to in some ways to control
the social encounter.- People feel very uncomfortable with the social
encounter and avoid eye contact and can't really deal with all the question
marks when you're relating to another human being.- I think those are some
of the main forms of Asperger's.-
we are, we're talking again about the social relationship, and the depth.-
Are we really going deeply with one another?- Doctors interrupt patients,
on average, eighteen seconds after a patient begins talking.- A lot of
people, I think, anecdotally see the lack of eye contact increasing in the
United States, just in public encounters.-
So I think
that when parents and kids and people spend very little time with those we live
with, dinners, just even face-to-face encounters, are becoming a rare thing in
the work place.- So, in that case, the human, physical, face-to-face,
bodily, rich form of communication is deteriorating.- It's becoming more
rare, and then because it's such a difficult, enormously difficult form of
human communication to learn, I think there's a chance that kids aren't really
learning how to be with other human beings in a way that...I mean, we can never
perfectly do this, but that was the challenge before all of this technology
kind of got in the way.
Kall:-And it's our challenge now, because our time is up. Thank you,
Jackson:-Thank you Rob, for having me.
Kall:-It's been a pleasure.
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