“Our attention is traded as a commodity. The more of it we spend on any given platform or vice, the more hosts can sell it for.” 🤳
This was a hard message to take to a massive event rooted in the very platforms at the center of so much disruption. But, the more we know (and embrace) the devastating effects of the dark side (and underbelly) of social media and digital distractions, the more we can take control. We can then be more mindful in how we use our devices. We can learn new ways to add value and bring joy and meaning to our experiences and also to those with whom we share connections.
Now’s the time to act. As they say, the struggle is real. There’s a real cost to living this digital life and our attention is just the beginning.
The average person spends over 4 hours a day on their device. ⏱
The constant stimulation of tech is rewiring our brains, altering body chemistry and affecting health and wellness (and productivity). 🧠
The more time we spend on social media, the more likely we are to be depressed, suffer from low self-esteem and compare ourselves negatively to our peers. 😞
Multitasking to “get things done,” actually reduces productivity by 40% and lowers IQ scores, while making us cold, forgetful, irritable and mistake-prone.😓
Please consider joining me on this journey…lifescaling.me 💜
Lifescale: How to Live a More Creative, Productive and Happy life is now available!
Brian Solis is principal analyst and futurist at Altimeter, the digital analyst group at Prophet, Brian is a world renowned keynote speaker and 8x best-selling author. In his new book, Lifescale: How to live a more creative, productive and happy life, Brian tackles the struggles of living in a world rife with constant digital distractions. His model for “Lifescaling” helps readers overcome the unforeseen consequences of living a digital life to break away from diversions, focus on what’s important, spark newfound creativity and unlock new possibilities. His previous book, X: The Experience When Business Meets Design, explores the future of brand and customer engagement through experience design.
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