Is Going “Offline” Becoming The New Luxury?

“It’s no surprise that research indicates the way modern technology blurs the lines between entertainment/productivity in some ways works to undermine the productivity of the modern person. After all, one in ten young people take a selfie everyday.”

Is Going “Offline” Becoming The New Luxury?
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/going-offline-becoming-new-luxury-matthew-castel
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HeyHuman: Place human service above value extraction!


Cyber-visionary Douglas Rushkoff warned: “We’re developing companies that are designed to do little more than take money out of the system.” Echoing this was Julia Hu, founder/CEO of Lark, who said we must instead philosophically place human service design above utility in order to enrich experience and extend future brand value.”

Man in the Marketing Machine: Learning ’Life in Flow’ - HeyHuman
https://heyhuman.com/2016/04/embracing-tech-to-live-more-mindful-human-lives/
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Great Marshall McLuhan quote

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The real danger is that we become machines – not that machines will eliminate us!

I just ran across this HBR Blog post entitled “Technology is not threatening humanity – we are” which delivers a few key messages when looking at the future of technology and humanity...

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The Internet of Things and its unintended consequences: why we should proceed with caution

The Internet of Things (IoT) / Internet of Everything / Industrial Internet is sizzling hot. Everywhere I go people ask me about it. Almost every single event I speak at, some of the biggest tech & IT companies in the world are talking about their plans for the IoT, and their billion dollar investments.

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