Do you ever question why we like to spend so much time on Facebook or fiddling with our smartphone apps? The obvious answer is that it connects us socially with others. But that answer just begs a host of additional questions about what satisfies us and why.
The Ultimate Killer App: The Power to Create and Connect seeks to explore those questions and connect the dots between creativity, social connectedness, happiness, and health. It’s about how technology helps us fulfill our basic needs as well as our aspirations that ultimately connect us to our friends, peers, and wider communities of interests.
It’s a short book. Simple, not profound, but wide in scope in the implications for living the life we aspire to. You can read a longer blurb on the Amazon webpage here.
You can also return to this web blog periodically for chapter excerpts. Here are a couple of quotes from the frontispiece:
Creativity is a central source of meaning in our lives … most of the things that are interesting, important, and human are the results of creativity… [and] when we are involved in it, we feel that we are living more fully than during the rest of life.
Man is by nature a social animal… Anyone who either cannot lead the common life or is so self-sufficient as not to need to, and therefore does not partake of society, is either a beast or a god.
Publishing launch September 12, 2016 at all eBook retailers.