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15 September 2018

"Connectivity"



It wasn’t long ago that the world had no smart phones, tablets or widespread broadband connectivity. Children would play with other kids without the need for a virtual reality, while before digital currency, money was a unit you could chose to hold in your pockets or bury underground. Also, although it might seem bizarre to many, twitting used to be just a bird's thing back in the 1990s. However, over a short period of time, we seem to have grown so dependent to this new reality that we cannot perceive functioning independent from it. Many would argue that with the explosion of wireless Connectivity in the early twenty-first century, humankind is now more connected than ever. Many also hail this new “network society”, while others believe that the intense use of the Internet increases the risk of isolation, alienation, and withdrawal from society. But is it true that we are more connected now than we ever were? How has this affected our human to human interactions? How has social media shaped reporting and journalism as we know it? What are some major sociocultural changes that came with the digital revolution? How has this affected the sense of community understood in terms of space, work and family? What is it, really, that indivisible wire of connectivity that bounds us together as humans? To these questions and more, we aim to answer on 15th of September.


TEDxTirana 2018

2018 Performers

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LINDA RUKAJ

2018 Performer