Movies, books, magazines, music, and podcasts. There’s too much content and too little time.
We can try to keep up and multitask or listen to podcasts 2x their speed. But it’s a zero-sum game. The internet never ends. There will always be another Netflix show to catch up on.
Yet we mustn’t fret. We only have so many hours in the day.
An overdose of content. An underdose of time.
Attention competes with sleep.
We spend 18 hours of our day staring at the rectangular glow. How much of that time is consciously doing versus seeking distractive entertainment?
As tech journalist Jonathan Margolis points out, we’re consuming ever more media but not necessarily getting more intelligent. Yet, the sales of physical books are up! Go figure.