Mindrolling – Raghu Markus & David Silver – Ep. 07 – Digital Dilemma

Digital Dilemma

On this episode of the Mindrolling Podcast, Raghu and David explore the intersection between spiritual life and the digital age, exploring the digital dilemma that the modern world faces.

This podcast explores the positive and negative aspects of media, including social media. Raghu recalls playing Ram Dass tapes on the radio back in the day and meeting Maharaji. David compares the 1980’s cable explosion to the vastly expanded current global Internet. The potential abuse of social media is weighed along with its progressive and humanitarian communication quantum leaps. Spirituality via media is analyzed. Does instant information actually make us happier, more relaxed, and more truly connected?

Show Notes

A Transformative Transmission  (Opening) – Raghu and David discuss the influence that the media has in the way we perceive the world and look at how this has proven true in their own lives. They look at the unprecedented potential of digital media as it exists today.

“All of those things were remarkable and positive, but we know that all tools are neutral and that all of them – from LSD to the automobile – have the potential to be great or dangerous.” – David Silver

A Subtle Dilemma (11:30) – Part of the digital dilemma we face is how subtle the dangers that modern mass media present in contrast to the obvious benefits it provides. We look at how these subtle influences affect us and practical ways to bring objectivity into the way we consume media.

Positive Vibration (27:20) – As two people who have made a living in media and broadcasting Raghu and David have witnessed first-hand how deeply positive the medium can impact an individual and the world as a whole. David shares his experience working with Bob Marley and the impact that Marley’s fame had on Jamaica.

“Bob was very media conscious at a time when reggae music was struggling.” – David Silver  

Hear more stories from David’s time with Bob Marley on Ep. 3 of the Mindrolling Podcast.


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