Tag: addiction

Grounded by the glare

Collecting the world, not by understanding it but by feeding on the latest stimulus. Smartphones have engineered a collective immunity against boredom. Play, relaxation, and exploration all take…

The great escape

Peeking at life, three inches from the screen. It’s the possibility that it may show us something captivating that keeps our eyeballs alive. Even with robotic intervention, we’re…

Leave the phone behind

I have a simple rule: every time I take the dog outside for a walk I leave my phone behind.  I used to take the phone with me…

We have reached peak screen

We have reached peak screen

The smartphone hypnotizes us into screen glaring addicts. We have zero control of our attention and it makes us feel like we’re losing our mind. Writes Farhad Manjoo…