Technology and Fragmentation: New Fences and Old Problems
New technologies ignore traditional geographic boundaries, but in the process can isolate us from friends and neighbors and create another level of fragmentation. These artificial fences have the potential for creating more "true believers" who fail to question basic assumptions and seldom seek accommodation with those on the other side of their self-imposed fence. Stephen Frantzich encourages audiences to share different perspectives and open their minds to opposing points of view.
Stephen E. Frantzich is Professor and past Chair of the Department of Political Science at the United States Naval Academy. The author of eight books, he has served as a consultant on politics and technology to the Congress, C-SPAN, numerous research institutes, and a number of foreign governments. Dr. Frantzich earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science at the University of Minnesota and received his B.A. in Political Science from Hamline University.