2 responses to “Computer Mediated to Computer Meditated: Innovation Interview with Ajit Jaokar, author of ‘Meditation in the Age of Facebook and Twitter – From Shamanism to Transhumanism’

  1. Dave Brough

    On your ‘fascination’ with Captain Sullenberger who “due to a bird strike, was forced to land in the Hudson River (and) did so successfully, with no loss of life.”
    Since your article is (largely) about distraction, consider this. The reason for the incident even occurring was because instead of practicing the fundamental rule of aviation (and of life), “See and Avoid”, Sullenberger was gawking “the beautiful view of the river”. Moreover, by voicing it, he distracted the man actually flying the aircraft, First Officer Jeff Skiles. What followed was a textbook case, not of WHAT to do, but of what NOT to do, This ‘successful’ ditching in a filthy river that destroyed an $80M aircraft and traumatized 154 people. Hardly a successful landing. The simple fact, as determined by the NTSB, is that had he turned back, he could have landed, safe and sound, at LGA.
    I suggest that you re-think this according to this dictum: “No one is ever completely useless: they can always serve as a bad example”.
    Dave Brough

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