Careful Tech 091: Give Screen Time some teeth
Thoughts on ‘Hamilton’ and theatergoing in the age of the smartphone
Last week, my wife and I had the opportunity to see Hamilton live in Pittsburgh. We had decent enough seats—ten or so rows back in the left-hand orchestra section. While the view was partially obscured (we couldn’t see the elevated balcony at stage right), we were close enough to see the actors’ facial expressions clearly.…
An antidote for smartphone “zombie syndrome”?
Meditation can quell our appetite for distraction and prevent “screen zombie” syndrome.
Stealing back the attention that tech stole from me
Tech distraction suppresses our agency, deadens our compassion, dulls our consciousness, and drowns out our sense of purpose. When distracted by our gadgets, we stop pursuing noble causes and instead squirrel away hours, chasing red badges and refreshed timelines.
Glass, Google’s nascent wearable computing platform, endures its fair share of ridicule. The device looks clunky and awkward, even when embedded in traditional prescription eyewear. But future versions of Glass will make the technology more attractive. I’m not worried about fashion faux pas; I’m more worried about human presence. We’re already hyper-distracted. Our smartphones stave…