After setting up an app blocking application on my phone, it’s pretty much a “no fun allowed” wasteland. Regardless, I still check it often, halfway expecting some magical notification will relieve me of the boredom everyday life entails. At these moments, I realize I am not fully accepting my reality.
All I can do when this happens is simply come back to the present, remembering to be kind to myself.
ADVICE AND INSPIRATION
TL;DR: Here’s what to do if checking that glowing screen in your pocket is getting in your way of your IRL existence. Hint: When reaching for your phone, check in with your feelings before you tap.
TL;DR: Technology Addicts Anonymous exists... and it's on the internet. Here’s a sneak peek at what happens in their conference calls.
TL;DR: Outrage algorithms and internet echo chambers have created a hyper-polarized culture where the other side is the enemy. Now that we know this, we have a choice—how are we going to use tech going forward to preserve our democracy?
TL;DR: History repeats itself. With the dawn of AI, which is quickly proliferating human bias, this process is becoming automated.
APPS AND TOOLS
Details: In case you need more reasons to stop using Facebook, here’s a handy list.
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