Life is more beautiful when you take time to look beyond the computer screen and appreciate the world around you. A message in the same vein is being shared by Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Randi was speaking at a book signing event last week in Chicago, which witnessed the release of "Dot Complicated: Untangling Our Wired Lives," a book for adults. Her other book is titled "Dot," which is a book primarily for growing children.
"The thing that's the best about tech is also the worst," said Randi, who's the founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media. "This is a really different perspective from people who are in Silicon Valley building the products, because they're just thinking, 'What are we building now? What are we disrupting now?'"
Randi feels that advancements in technology is disrupting our life and peace of mind as we are in a constant pressure to reply to emails, texts, etc and that pressure is because we are always connected. Kind of ironic, though as these thoughts are coming someone whose brother has completely transformed the way we communicate.
"I think that most people would be surprised to know that a lot of the inspirational tech leaders of today are very good at knowing when to unplug," Randi said. "Otherwise, they would never be able to dream up those innovative, world-changing ideas!"
Randi also shared her concerns about posting everything online. According to her, we should post only those stuff that you would like to see in the front page of tomorrow's newspaper.
"I never post anything online that I wouldn't feel comfortable having reprinted on the front page of the newspaper," she writes in her book Dot Complicated.
"I wanted to share my experience and complicated relationship with technology in my book," Randi said. "I have thick skin and would rather be myself than tiptoe on thin ice all the time! Some people will appreciate that, some will be infuriated by that, and it's all okay with me."