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Check Out Your Brain On Tech Overload

Check Out Your Brain On Tech Overload | Unplug | Scoop.it
Your device isn't evil unto itself, of course. But the more you can become aware of your own habits and the effect your screen time is having on you, the more in control of your attention you can be.
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Today we consume 3 times as much information on a daily basis as we did in 1960. Think about that, in just 50 years the amount of information being consumed by each person has tripled.


My question is, with all this new information being consumed each day are we 3 times more competent at living our lives as those who lived in 1960?  Are we 2 times better?


Check out the whole infographic and post from Jan Bruce...


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Attention Is Precious Every Interaction Counts

"Brain Power: From Neurons to Networks is a 10-minute film and accompanying TED Book from award-winning Director Tiffany Shlain and her team at The Moxie Institute."

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Attention Is Precious Every Interaction Counts... The film compares the internet to a child's brain with connections growing and being pruned at every moment.


What we put on the internet and what we put into our brains is hugely important.


Check out Brain Power: From Neurons to Networks - It's 10 minutes that might change your brain...

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What, No Instruction Manual?

What, No Instruction Manual? | Unplug | Scoop.it

"Has it really come to this? In barely one generation we’ve moved from exulting in the time-saving devices that have so expanded our lives to trying to get away from them. Often in order to make more time. The more ways we have to connect, the more many of us seem desperate to unplug. Like teenagers, we appear to have gone from knowing nothing about the world to knowing too much all but overnight.

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Before reading this article I'd never heard of Black-Hole-Resorts. Oh sure I knew there were getaway places that had no TV or Internet, I even knew of few of them didn't allow cell phones on the grounds. But for the life of me I didn't know a term had been coined describing these quiet oasis's.


A well written and enjoyable piece that ends with an upbeat conclusion that the children of too much technology will adapt to it much better than we have, they will see nothing abnormal about shutting it off.

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Information Overload

Information Overload | Unplug | Scoop.it
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the amount of information that surrounds you? We're bombarded incessantly with high-speed streams of data, trivia, minutiae. But how do we navigate it without drow...
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Overload is an interesting choice of words when talking about all the information at our finger tips. I have a question, if we unplug are we still in the middle of information overload?


I think information overload is a simple construct of our brains not something that really exists. What do you think?

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Six Ways to Become Re-Inspired

Six Ways to Become Re-Inspired | Unplug | Scoop.it

Have you ever found yourself in a rut? Nothing seems to really inspire you and you just feel kind of "blah" about everything?

"If you answered “YES!” You are not alone. Many of us suffer from burn-out. Because of the incessant stream of stimulation and information it is easy to find yourself exhausted and zapped. But have no fear, I’ve put together a list of simple things that you can do right away that will have you back in action in no time."

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Unplugging can be a wonderful way to find inspiration for any project you are working on, even inspiration for a digital project, irony included for free.

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