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06 - The Internet & Ikigai

The internet has changed the world, and given us new ways to pursue our Ikigai

Season 1, episode 6
56 min / Published

In this episode, we discuss how the internet has changed the world and its influence on almost every aspect of our lives. We look at how technology has give creatives, artists, and service providers of all kinds the ability to reach customers on a global scale. We weigh the positive and negative effects of being "always connected" and give some tips on how to stay sane amidst the information overload. 

Show notes

Synopsis with time stamps: 

Introduction to the Internet: Part 2 (5:05)

Internet and Nostalgia (11:12)

Radio drama and Podcasts (13:25)

The Golden Handcuffs and Voiceover (14:35)

Personal Schedules and the Internet (17:32)

Blockchain (20:56)

Meeting Like-minded people (25:20)

Finding a Mentor (34:55)

Focus and the Internet (39:35)

Online Persona/Digital Identity (42:42)

NFTs (46:45)

Artists Online (48:22)

Closing thoughts (53:20)


Links from Episode:

History of the Sears Catalog

Letters from Father Christmas (J.R.R. Tolkien)


Deep Work, Cal Newport


Disaster Girl


Our favorite words of wisdom from the Guests/Hosts:

“The Internet has been able to rejuvenate things from the past in a nostalgic sort of way, but in a new technological age.”  -Brett


“We’re put in situations where our entire lives are out there for people to see.”  -Nevin


People Mentioned:

J.R.R. Tolkien

Juliana Garces

Paul Stamets

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