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Durante mi estadía en la Ciudad de México en los años setenta, me di cuenta que esta enorme ciudad contenía en sus colonias distintos "medio ambientes vivenciales", que iban desde muy antiguas a muy recientes; desde muy primitivas a muy modernas.

Observé que había diferencias sutiles en la conducta de la gente y en sus interacciones en las diferentes colonias. Esta observación fue fundamental en la fundación de mis teorías con respecto a los efectos de la tecnología moderna sobre los medio ambientes vivenciales y sobre la conducta humana.

En México, publiqué mi libro "Paisaje Sin Terreno" (Editorial Pax-México), y luego di conferencias para la U.N.A.M. y la Universidad Anahuac. También, presenté un ensayo para un Congreso de Psicología.

Ahora que mis hijas son adultas, tengo el tiempo de explorar mis ideas de vuelta. Le agradezco mucho a ForoJudio.com y en especial al Sr. Daniel Ajzen por la oportunidad de presentar mis ideas.

Being Consumed By That Which We Want To Consume

The elephant in the room of public discourse today is obviously the Corona virus.  We are bombarded with so much information about the disease, as if all the information in the world could truly...

The Hurricane Of Modern Political Change

23The United States is having a very exciting presidential campaign season this year.  From a field of over twenty candidates, a field of extremely diverse candidates who battled mightily in making their positions known...

Giving Up Free Will To A Charismatic Leader

One of the philosophical foundations of a democracy is the belief in free will.  We are free to make choices that involve our moral values: our freedom in what we are going to say...

Will We Be Too Numb To Save Our Planet?

A problem which I have not really covered in this column, but which is sort of like the metaphorical elephant in the room of modern terrestrial society, is that of climate change.  I must...

Magic That Is Close To The Skin

In most cultures, people have worn things around their neck to protect them from negative energies, from evil forces, and also to give them positive energies, constructive powers.  It is a way of projecting...

When Life Becomes A Game

Apart from the purely recreational element, games serve another very important purpose both for human individuals as well as social groups.  Through a game, a person is able to extract defined discrete principles in...

The Impossible Task Of Always Pinning Down What Is True

In today’s world, the main entity of knowledge by which people apprehend the world is a datum. Unless something lends itself to verification by the empirical evidence that a datum represents, it is not...

Living On A Psychological Treadmill

In today’s world, people increasingly define themselves and are defined by others with regard to what they do rather than who they are.  The more that daily life becomes easier, becomes more frictionless, the...

Solving Meaningless Problems To Feel Alive

The human need to have some kind of control over his living environment has been fundamental to his survival. Control comes in many forms: superior knowledge, sharpened skills, good financial resources, powerful modern technology,...

Touch Has Become So Boring

Touching has become such a boring activity in modern technological society.  In terms of the hard things that we have to deal with such as furniture, implements and devices, everything is either made of...