Jorge Rudko is the author of the book that talks about the loss of our mental and spiritual freedom because of new technologies. A hard look but, without doubt, realistic.
Hacked Minds is a deep reflection on the B side of the digital age, an alert that warns about how the abuse of technology can affect social life, cause neurological damage and lose the capacity to use our potential to the fullest.
“The lack of relationship, that we used to establish with people even with strangers, has caused that they deteriorate or end not only friendships and family relationships, but also marriages due to lack of communication and physical contact,” says its author, Jorge Rudko
In addition, he says that “the immersion that technology causes in people is such that mobile devices go from being a useful tool for work or studies to being the idol that governs without mercy the time and life of those who they use. ”
Digital evolution represents changes and, consequently, there is an adaptation of people to them. In this process, social and cultural cracks are produced. That is why Rudko talks about “hacked minds” because there is unquestionably an involuntary dependency that is advancing rapidly. “Therefore, digital evolution in addition to itself, being a different change, reduces our individual abilities and conditions personal freedom,” he clarifies.
The author describes how we are losing our freedom and isolating ourselves more and more from the human to enjoy the simulated, to such an extent that today we face an identity crisis.
“The identity crisis is generated due to the wide-ranging opportunity we have today to create our own profiles apart from the real self,” he emphasizes when asked about the topic, “which, as a consequence, establishes a conflict between the virtual presumption and the existing presumption. The same reason the user prefers less and less face-to-face encounters and immerses himself more and more in artificial dependency “.
When asked about the digital natives who experience technology as something natural, Rudko details: “Even though digital natives experience this social phenomenon as something natural, the simple fact of discovering that there is the option of a balance between the virtual and real It gives them the opportunity to make a highly satisfying personal decision, for example, after reading Hacked Minds, a millennial reader, or Millennials, he said he often started out for a walk without being accompanied by his digital device. He began to practice exercise because he said that around him there was a world full of real opportunities anxious for him to discover them. ”
Hacked Minds is not a goal fulfilled, it’s just the beginning of a long “crusade” to awaken us from techno submission. “I believe that this message of favoring every person without age distinction, therefore, I think that the book is only the beginning of an intense campaign of awareness and more than anything of liberation”, concludes the author, who has just completed the manual of exercises for students and soon to be available in paper and digital version.
about the author
He was born in Argentina, but for more than 20 years he has lived with his wife Adrianne, in North Carolina, USA. They have four children and four grandchildren. He is currently working in the educational system of his city, mainly in the area of public health. He is a marriage counselor, family financial advisor, an interpreter. He was a pastor in multicultural ministries. He previously worked in radio and television.