Extra blog 3: McLuhan

Matt Swider. May 23, 2015. “Apple watch release date, price and features”. Tech Radar. http://www.techradar.com/us/news/wearables/apple-iwatch-release-date-news-and-rumours-1131043

McLuhan touches on the concept of electronic extensions of the self. The Apple watch is a perfect example of what he was talking about. This watch keeps you connected to your phone, wallet, schedule, exercise, and much more. All while being attached to your wrist. And for a starting price of $349, anyone can purchase a new electronic extension of self. In my eyes, half of society is embracing technology like this and the other half finds it unnecessary. I am grateful that society as a whole isn’t accepting of a product like this because i believe a product like this only leads to a greater connection with technology. Other products like Google Glasses are also electronic extensions of the self  that support McLuhan’s theory and the more that technology effects the human experience, the more it alters human characteristics.

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  1. You may enjoy a short story by E.M. Forester, “The Machine Stops” which is eerily as relevant today as it was at the beginning of the 20th century.

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