Discussion about meditation popular among tech giants
"Conferences devoted to spiritual topics such as mindfulness" are becoming increasingly popular among the digerati, according to an article that ran in the Wall Street Journal recently.
Wisdom 2.0 organizer Soren Gordhamer says he expects 600 attendees this year, nearly twice the crowd at the conference's inaugural session in 2010. Tickets sold out about a month ago, and he says he expects to make money on the event.
Gordhamer is quoted as saying that previously, many tech executives had been "hesitant to speak in public because they didn't want to be seen as soft and weird."
Another conference--Being Human--will take place in San Francisco in March, with some 900 technologists, scientists, philosophers and locals planning to discuss human perceptions.
The events come "as meditation, acupuncture and other spiritual practices continue to gain a following among the area's technologists, who say they find the methods an antidote to the grind of gazing at computer screens all day," according to the article.