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Who's Really Addicting You to Technology?

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There’s little doubt that nearly everyone who comes in contact with the Internet has difficulty disconnecting.

People everywhere are glued to their devices.

But who’s at fault for its overuse?

This deck explores the use and abuse of technology, especially in the workplace, so we can find solutions and understand what we’re dealing with.

There are four parties conspiring to keep you connected and they may not be whom you’d expect.

Read the full article here: http://www.nirandfar.com/2016/02/4-people-addicting-technology.html

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Who's Really Addicting You to Technology?

  1. 1. @nireyal Who’s Really ADDICTING YOU to Technology? NirAndFar.com
  2. 2. Nearly everyone who comes in contact with the Internet has difficulty disconnecting.
  3. 3. People everywhere are glued to their devices.
  4. 4. There’s something different about personal technology: it is both pervasive and persuasive.
  5. 5. But who’s at fault for its overuse?
  6. 6. There are four parties conspiring to keep you connected and they may not be whom you’d expect.
  7. 7. The SUSPECTS
  8. 8. The TECH 1
  9. 9. The technologies themselves, and their makers, are the easiest to blame for our dwindling attention spans.
  10. 10. masters of manipulation They make products so good, people can’t stop using them.
  11. 11. These services rely on advertising revenue. The more frequently you use them, the more money they make.
  12. 12. These products aren’t habit-forming by chance; it’s by design.
  13. 13. These products aren’t habit-forming by chance; it’s by design. They have an incentive to keep us hooked.
  14. 14. Your BOSS 2
  15. 15. Near the top of the list of individuals responsible for your seeming addiction to technology is the person who pays you.
  16. 16. A slow response to a message could hurt not only your reputation but also your livelihood.
  17. 17. But being chained to technology can leave little time for higher order thinking.
  18. 18. real work — requiring the kind of creativity and problem solving that only comes from uninterrupted focus — no longer happens in the office.
  19. 19. Your FRIENDS 3
  20. 20. The reality is, checking tech is contagious.
  21. 21. Once one person looks at their phone, other people feel compelled to do the same, starting a churlish chain reaction.
  22. 22. The more people are on their phones, the less people are talking until finally you’re the only one left not reading email or checking Twitter.
  23. 23. YOU 4
  24. 24. There’s still someone who deserves scrutiny – the person holding the phone.
  25. 25. If we’re honest with ourselves, tech is just another way to occupy our time and minds.
  26. 26. Often our bad habits have less to do with new-age technology and more to do with old-fashioned procrastination.
  27. 27. The VERDICT
  28. 28. Personal technology is indeed more engaging than ever.
  29. 29. But that’s not necessarily a problem, that’s progress.
  30. 30. Think about it. Would we want products that aren’t engaging?
  31. 31. Think about it. Would we want products that aren’t engaging?
  32. 32. Technology is more engaging because it’s getting better.
  33. 33. But these improvements don’t mean we shouldn’t attempt to control our use of technology.
  34. 34. technology itself that’s responsible for our habits. We should come to terms with the fact that it’s more than the
  35. 35. Our workplace culture, social norms & individual behaviors all play a part.
  36. 36. To put technology in its place, we must be conscious not only of how technology is changing, but also of HOW IT IS CHANGING US.
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