Some musing on New Years Resolutions, and a new (old) habit, I’m bringing back.
Philosophers of the past century cautioned on the risk of surveillance, data ownership and information curation that the internet would bring. But none of them foresaw that the apps and devices of our time would also be designed to addictive.
Whilst the jury is out on how much dopamine it takes to change our brains, I argue that technology is evolving too quickly for us to rely on ‘objective science’ to give us the answer. To find phone/life balance, we can do only one thing - look around.
These are dangerous times when it seems that Apple is systematically targeting apps that compete with Screen Time. We believe that the future of digital wellbeing depends on a healthy and vibrant competitive landscape. It’s not right that Apple should control the only keys to solving phone addition.
Find out more about the Joy of Missing Out, and how we have the power to design our days, our lives, our history. By Christina Crook, author and founder at The Joy of Missing Out. Find out more at experiencejomo.com.