Addiction and Distraction
This chapter addresses the issues of lack of work efficiency due to various online distractions and addiction. The problem of addiction is discussed both in the context of the current social media landscape as well as the Internet of Things and wearable solutions focused on brain stimulation. Additionally, one example of emerging technologies is used to show how certain technologies that replace other technologies may add up to digital distraction. Finally, a tension between technologically reducing distractions and digital absence is discussed.
KeywordsDigital addiction Digital distraction Gadgets Stimulators Teenagers Negative effects of social media Overstimulation Replacement
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