Tech Leaders Fear Gadget Addiction

With their futures riding on further audience engagement, you’d think Silicon Valley would be pushing people to spend ever more time with their gadgets. (Just glue that phone to your palm!) As The New York Times reports, however, some tech leaders are expressing concerns about the potential addictiveness of our shiny super-connected, real-time, endlessly-updating, incessantly-engaging devices. “The concern, voiced in conferences and in recent interviews with many top executives of technology companies, is that the lure of constant stimulation -- the pervasive demand of pings, rings and updates -- is creating a profound physical craving that can hurt productivity and personal interactions.”
 

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  1. Brooke Dean from thedigitaldetox.org , July 26, 2012 at 7:15 p.m.
    Tech Addiction is real, and if can be a serious problem! and it is everywhere... there is almost no getting away from it! I'm amazed! But this might interest you! The Digital Detox http://thedigitaldetox.org/ a 4 day tech free retreat in Northern California!! check it out!!