“That little screen is always nearby — in our pocket or backpack, on the nightstand or under the pillow — beckoning us.Each of us feels the pull, and it’s hard to dimensionalize. How much are we really attached to our phones physically, cognitively… emotionally?”
“Almost every powered object is now connected, creating a society where consumer needs are considered and catered for more than ever before. […] Multiple screens have become an essential part of everyday life, with a whole host of devices clamoring for attention including; smartwatches, smartphones and increasingly sophisticated tablet style devices. As a result people now consume double the amount of media content on average than they did in 2015.Beneath the surface however, a number of consumer groups have begun to worry about the mental lethargy that is becoming systemic. This concern has become increasingly focused on the way consumers use screens as a form of escapism from their day to day troubles. In particular, growing attention has been placed on the technology companies and advertisers taking advantage of a precise ability to tailor content to an individual’s exact preferences, thereby manipulating their view of the world.”
Ik ben benieuwd…dit kan wel eens een nieuwe ’The Circle’ worden.
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