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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 A Space Traveler In Your Own Space

Virtual reality is something that has been discussed several times in this column, and it is becoming an increasingly important mode of life experience in today’s society. Initially, it has involved more perceptual experience...

Using Pathological Defenses Against Numbness In Modern Technological Society

In my last article, I discussed the topic of what motivates the mass murders that are unfortunately occurring increasingly frequently in today’s world.  Now I would like to shift the focus to comparing these...

What Motivates Mass Murders

Two in one day.  Mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton within a period of twenty-four hours.  They are happening more and more frequently now.  And more and more people are crying out in...

Finding Superheroes In Modern Technological Society

From the days when traditional societies dominated our planet, people have always had a certain anxiety or concern with regard to the creation of a surrogate immortality in preparation for death.  Put another way,...

The Dangerous Addiction To Accelerating Technology

As has been discussed in previous articles, the faster we make the world move with modern technology, the more we want things to accelerate even more.  Immediate gratification becomes a relative term.  Yesterday’s immediate...

The Problem Of Bullying In Modern Technological Society

Bullying is a problem that has drawn increasing attention in recent years around the world.  It’s a problem that is considered to have negative effects not only for the victims but also for the...

The Ferocious Competition Among Modern Students To Reach The Top

The pressures today to get into a good college or university in the U.S. are enormous.  In order to achieve this goal, many high school students not only work super hard to get a...

Eating Disorders And Modern Technological Society

A growing problem in modern technological society is that of eating disorders.  Compulsive eating (also sometimes identified as binge-eating disorder), anorexia nervosa, and bulimia are the ones that we hear the most about.  People...

Trying To Hold On To So Little

One of the most interesting social phenomena today in modern technological society is the tendency of people, particularly young people, to use their purchasing power to buy experiences rather than things.  A lot of...

Experiencing Empathy Through A Screen

There have been a lot of articles over the last ten years about the decline of empathy among American college students.  As empathy would be considered to be a positive trait to have in...