Together with María Día de la Cebosa, Diego gave us an x-ray about his origins as an entrepreneur, his humanist training, and the multilingual and multinational educational experience that has allowed him to forge a flexible, curious character and always willing to embrace change.
A particularly relevant section of the meeting was the presentation and analysis of his book Anesthetized: Humanity under the Empire of Technology, where the author reflects on a question that is beginning to take shape in our society:
- “Is the current technological environment helping us to be happier, or is it making it increasingly difficult for us?”
This question serves as the starting point for a multitude of derivatives that will emerge little by little: “Is technology a tool for freedom and autonomy, or are we letting it become an invasive element?” And, “Are we in danger of becoming the alienated societies prophesied by dystopian sci-fi movies?”
Faced with this concern, Diego offers various diagnoses, always starting from awareness, – “there is a problem and it can become entrenched if we do not address it” -, and technological education as a tool to gain spaces of freedom and not to lose them:
- “In the field of education, in general terms, it is not about being against technology and going back to a pre-technological era; it is rather to regain control over digital technology, so that it can once again be a useful tool.”
So, now you know, put your audio device to good use, adjust the volume and let the CIS University Podcast guide you in the responsible use of technology.