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Technology Should Be Designed to Help You, Not Distract You (A Quote by Johann Hari)
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Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention—and How to Think Deeply Again, by Johann Hari
0593138538The way our tech works now to corrode our attention was and remains a choice—by Silicon Valley, and by the wider society that lets them do it. Humans could have made a different choice then, and they can make a different choice now. You could have all this technology…but not design it to be maximally distracting. In fact, you could design it with the opposite goal: to maximally respect people’s need for sustained attention, and to interrupt them as little as possible. You could design the technology not so that it pulls people away from their deeper and more meaningful goals, but so that it helps them to achieve them.
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