Put your phone down for this session – at least for a while.
A couple of years ago, your average attention span was 13 seconds. Today, it’s 8 seconds – less than the attention span of a goldfish. In South Korea, 14% of teenagers are addicted to the Internet and get hospitalized in rehab centers to get reintroduced to the physical world.
We’re switching in and out of the physical world at every buzz, vibration or notification of our phones. The algorithms that drive today’s most popular platforms seek only one thing: our attention.
How does it affect our brain, our health and the way we work, learn or socialize? What are the implications of putting digital access points into the hands of 3 billion individuals in less than 10 years?
Event photo by Alex Holyoake.