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Shortening Of Our Attention Spans

Digital technology is shortening our attention span, according to various studies in the past decade. It is also making us distracted to the point of absurdity.

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It’s hard to be a moral person. Technology is making it harder.

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Big Tech is responsible for our entire online experience, from the stuff we find on Facebook/Instagram to what we read in the news. They incorporate design elements to add or reduce friction or twe...

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Simone Weil - French Philosopher

“Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.”

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Attention requires suspension of our ego, our thoughts and requires us to open ourselves towards the other, all of which are preconditions of morality, empathy and ethical action.

Paying atte...

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  • Social media helps us create a fake image of ourselves that we work hard to refine and curate, attempting to make ourselves into a brand.
  • This narcissistic tendency in many of us does ...

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The notifications which count the number of unread emails/messages/requests/reactions behave like a slot machine. This is because we cannot see the whole story, and have succumbed ...

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Digital enhancements like one-click shopping, infinite scrolls, under two-hour deliveries, video recommendation algorithms, are all designed by well-paid experts to make us scroll, click, engage an...

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  • Merely having a smartphone in front of us, even if it is not being used, is enough to make any interaction we have with a friend sitting next to us distracted and hollow.
  • It is hard to...

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Big Tech has realized a critical flaw in most of us: 

We prefer stuff that confirms our existing belief(the affirmation feed) and dislike stuff that provides us with new, challenging,...

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Many apps aimed to increase morality, kindness, family time and good values fail to take off, as they lack the gamification and addiction design elements we have gotten used to.

Big Tech is w...

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