But what if technology was designed differently and was conscious of what time we wanted to spend with it. To replace impulse and restore conscious choice and mindfulness. To move from bulldozing content to us, to providing us with options that matter and align with our values.
I’ve often observed people walking to and from work as I wait for the lights to turn green. If you had woken up from being in a coma the last decade you would be forgiven to think that you’ve emerged into a James Cameron movie of the future.
It started with the iPod 16 years ago with people tuning out of their environment and into their heads more.
And now we’ve willingly evolved from wearing ear phones to holding a small TV screen in our hands as we cross busy street intersections. I’ve seen several near fatal accidents on the streets of Sydney because of this mindlessness.
Don’t get me wrong, we love our technology, the amazing content and value it can deliver and the people we now have access to around this planet – all from our phones.
Time Well Spent has brilliantly captured where we are right now within this video. Many of us now deal with endless streams of content feeds, constant interrupts and the self sabotaging of our own focus and connection.
However, if some practical and “obvious” changes are made to the designs of our favourite apps, then maybe we can look to experiencing an empowerment of our lives. In alignment with what actually matters to us.
Watch some of the other videos on their site – they offer up some great examples of what’s possible now and what some companies are already doing to start turning this behaviour around and beginning a new story.
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Cheers Paul :)