Faulty attention

We cultivate boredom the same way we incubate attention, that is, we latch on to things until we no longer see them. They camouflage into our awareness. The internet user runs into the cornucopia of visuals on Instagram. Liking becomes desultory, numb to the perpetual sting of dopamine. Are we not entertained? We are sloppy internet […]

The case for playing the long game

Good things take time. If we all settled for immediate results, there would be no Apple, Amazon, or Tesla. The world’s best leaders are visionaries. They work years ahead, having planted the seeds for what’s happening now to springboard them into the future. When asked what he thinks when analysts congratulate him on a “good […]

Hopelessly absorbed

We photograph everything and observe nothing. We consume the Instagram feed, and then feel inadequate for doing so. Human behavior is predictable, robotic. Acknowledging peak screen further cements a broken will — even the most mindful urge won’t let us put our devices down. We’ve officially extended digital into our cells, with the reality forthcoming. […]

Refusing technology

Technology intends to make the mind sharper by acting as our second brain — it intends to provide all the answers while preventing cognitive overload. Instead, what technology and more specifically, artificial intelligence does, is make us lazier. Having all the answers to your next playlist, destination, and text means that you don’t really need […]