Transcendent Tech: Is G-d Rebooting the World?
We live in an increasingly connected world. Constant streams of tweets, status-updates and check-ins have brought humanity closer together than ever.
We've entered an era with an emphasis on creating and unifying - where social media has led social revolutions and start-ups are born on the premise of reaching out to each other and fostering new standards of unity and communication.
Yet how do we escape the information overload that can often leave us distracted and overwhelmed? Is there a message behind the medium and a way to bring transcendence to technology (while not falling prey to the distractions and trolls)? How can start-ups bridge the gap between disruptive innovation and use their vision for a higher moral direction for all of mankind?
Join in a fireside chat on finding an elevated spiritual purpose as we proceed towards an increasingly connected digital future.
Mordechai Lightstone is a rabbi by training, a journalist by profession and a blogger by choice. He has served as assistant rabbi in diverse communities including Poland, Lithuania, Italy and Peru. He is passionate about using new media to further Jewish identity and community building. He currently resides in pre-hipster Brooklyn, where he seeks to bring Jews together around technological innovation and leadership and serves as Director of Social Media and Features Editor for Lubavitch.com, the official website for Chabad-Lubavitch World Headquarters.
Seth Cohen is the Director of Network Initiatives at the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, part of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Philanthropic Network, a global network of philanthropic initiatives focused on igniting the passion and unleashing the power in young people to create change. Based in Atlanta, Seth leads the Foundation’s global efforts to leverage philanthropy, network theory and technology to identify, connect and support networks of young Jewish adults and enable them to create values-based experiences and communities for themselves and their peers.