Technology is everywhere. From our phones, to cars, workplaces and homes, artificial intelligence (AI) exists and shapes our lives. Is this a good thing? Or does this affect the human condition? In this episode, we will debate the role of AI versus ‘ancient intelligence’ – guidance and ‘tools’ from human sources.
Humans have always looked to improve the quality of their lives, even back in ancient times. Ancient philosophers were aware that in order to become the best version of yourself, you need to live with virtues (Aristotle) and this is still highly relevant today. However, unlike ancient people, modern humans have new tools in the form of technology and AI which are also trying to capture our attention.
From machines playing board games in 1950s, society is expected to move to an AI driven world of convenience. But what impact will this have on us? Will this be different for millennials versus baby boomers? And does our dependence on technology potentially explain differences between groups?
Pete explores the link between technology usage and happiness and explains why happiness has plateaued since 1950s, despite more disposable cash and choices. Since the advent of AI, our decision making abilities have been reduced and increased multitasking and Pete describes why we need to take bold action if we are to regain our ability to live life to the fullest.
In this episode, you will learn:
1. Why taking a three month holiday might not be as great as it first seems;
2. Why the idea of a work-life balance is a myth;
3. How to put down the smartphone and look up by following PERMA.
What ancient wisdom do you follow? Is your relationship with technology different to your parents or children? Share with us what you’ve learnt from this episode in the comments below!
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About Pete Cohen:
Pete Cohen is one of the world’s leading keynote speakers. Hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world have been motivated and inspired by Pete’s presentations. He has professionally impacted on the lives of thousands of people worldwide, including business executives, professional athletes and the everyday person.
Pete has coached world-class athletes and sporting greats, such as Sally Gunnell, Ellen MacArthur, Ronnie O’Sullivan, Arsenal Football Club and Tim Henman to achieve peak performance.
Pete focuses on the importance of having a strong belief in yourself. He teaches that you need to be positive and you have to develop self-confidence to achieve your potential and be successful.
He is the author of 17 published books, several of which have been best-sellers across the world, including Shut the Duck Up, Habit Busting, Life DIY and Sort Your Life Out. He has also presented his own show on TV called The Coach and was the resident Life Coach on GMTV for 12 years.