On Technology and Thoughtful Communication

Dr. Punita RiceCulture, LifeLeave a Comment

thoughtful communication

Does the ease and speed of modern technology inhibit us from communicating meaningfully and thoughtfully? Back in the day, when we had to write letters to friends who lived far away, or make infrequent long-distance phone calls to family in other countries, we likely put more thought and care into how (and what) we communicated. So does the ease and … Read More

How Long Does it Take You to Respond to Texts?

Dr. Punita RiceCulture

How Long Does it Take You to Respond to Texts?

How long does it take you to respond to texts? Since people may tend to assign meaning to the amount of time that passes between their messaging you and your responding, do you feel pressured to respond more quickly? Anuja‘s soon to be sister-in-law, and my new friend, Dr. Roopa Mathur is a psychiatrist and an all-around cool woman who … Read More

Is Sex with Robots a Good Idea?

Dr. Punita RiceCulture

Did you see this Quartz interview with Dr. Aimee van Wynsberghe on sex with robots? Dr. van Wynsberghe is an assistant professor of ethics and technology in the Netherlands, and the co-founder and president of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics. In the interview, she talks about the practical value of sex robots, some of the ethical gray areas in sex robot design, … Read More

Do You Scroll Through Social Media Before You Sleep?

Dr. Punita RiceCulture, Style

What's your bedtime routine? (And do you check social media before you sleep?)

Do you scroll through social media before you sleep? Until a little over a week ago, I would spend hours working on my laptop after my son was asleep. But that left me feeling agitated, and made it harder for me to fall asleep, so I made a conscious choice to stop working at night. (Now, I don’t keep my … Read More