Spiritual Metaphors In A Digital Age with Steven Vedro

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How do we move through the glut of information and data, that the internet and “the cloud” has brought to us? How do we meet the challenge of mining the abundance of images, sounds, and wisdom from the new technologies? How will our spiritual metaphors shift? Steven Vedro suggests there are filters and guides now cropping up, and they may be the, “the neo-cloud technology artist of the future.” He says these people are emerging. “In some ways they will point us to what was there all along, but give us the filters [to see more clearly].” They will access many different bits and pieces from “the cloud,” and will mash them into new sounds and new images, which will help us realize our interconnectedness with one another and the planet. Vedro shares ways in which our metaphors are changing. We are moving away from the old industrial society of hierarchy and power based on individuals holding information closely, as we enter an age of information that is mutually shared by multiple intelligences. It’s a culture in which our metaphors reflect a worldview of abundance and interconnectedness. (hosted by Justine Willis Toms)


Steven Vedro is a writer, lecturer, and nationally recognized telecommunications consultant.

He is the author of:

To learn more about the work and blogs of Steven Vedro go to www.teleconsciousness.blogspot.com.

Topics Explored in This Dialogue

  • How our metaphors are moving from those of power and hierarchy to abundance and filtering
  • What is the difference between the net and the cloud
  • How the new guides of the “infosphere” might be likened to modern day DJs
  • How this abundance of choices is actually limiting people’s perspective
  • Who will be our guides to help us find our way through the information maze
  • How have the metaphors of spiritual evolution shifted as technology has shifted
  • How will technology bring us closer to a gift and trust economy
  • What is some advice on how to maintain our spiritual center in the midst of info smog
  • What is the difference between the net and the cloud

Host: Justine Willis Toms        Interview Date: 2/8/2012        Program Number: 3428