This includes: spending time on computers with the intention of avoiding yourself and real connection with live people; watching too many mindless movies; staying busy with completing tasks on your endless to-do lists; giving in to ...
“Alex Soojung-Kim Pang is a science writer who has penned a very enjoyable read about the challenges of modern technology in terms of attention, and how to manage the potential for addiction to distraction.”
"What if there were a way to use the internet – and all our web-connected phones and tablets and laptops and games consoles – to foster rather than erode our attention spans, and to replace that sense of edgy distractedness with calm? This is the question motivating the embryonic movement known variously as "calming technology", "the slow web", "conscious computing" or ([Alex] Pang's preferred term) "contemplative computing". Its members hope that we might be able to perform a sneaky bit of jujitsu on the devices that dominate our lives: to turn the agents of distraction into agents of serenity." Oliver Burkeman, essayist and author of The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking, investigates.
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