Slow Tech by Joe Kraus The effects of Smart phone technology on our future lives.
“The ability of our brains to pay attention to anything will be lost”
The more we multi-task, the worse we get at it!
Average of text messages sent by teenage girls a month: 4000
Changes to our brain. The long term attention, contemplative, thinking part of our brain atrophies or dies, whilst the fast thinking distractible part of our brain is stimulated to grow :
Result: Decline in creativity and insight
Intolerance of, or feeling anxious when bored
Decline in manners or consideration or attention to others
Take a break as smart phones are here to stay and are helpful when the matter is urgent.
1. Taking a walk without your phone, practise meditation, just “be”
2. Have some phone/technology down time ( one day/evening a week) Joe Kraus claims your level of focus will be much better afterwards.
Something to ponder about.