Students roundtable : Going faster, will it allow us to gain time?
After studying literature at preparatory school Samia Mahé entered ENS Lyon where she is currently a student in contemporary philosophy and cognitive science. Her fields of research are mainly guided towards consciousness and emotions. The research Samia has done for her Master 1 and Master 2 degrees deals with philosophy of spirit, with questions of the definition and naturalization of consciousness. At the same time, she is leading some research in cognitive science about the influence of emotions on cognitive skills (attention, memory, decision making…) and more widely, on skills like learning and social interactions.
Our daily life seems to be articulated around omnipresent accelerations. Automated transports, automatic correctors, search engines, notifications... We are used to knowing the result of a crucial election in real time, we can even automatically replay the crucial goal of a thrilling match online within seconds. Access to information is so rapid that the distance from events to the present seems to be fading away and the length of time that separates us from events in the near future seems to be shrinking. The digital even proposes to accelerate our private lives by organizing romantic meetings in one click! But does speeding up really save time? This is the question that six students will discuss at this roundtable. Their goal will be to highlight the relationship millennials maintain within our current society and impact of the quickening pace it imposes on us.