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  1. Jan 2018
    1. Billions of people continue to be distracted and turned away from loved ones thanks to their smartphones.

      Many times you see people at dinner on their phones instead of talking to their family members. People want to record and take pictures to show the media world what they are up too, instead of enjoying the moment without their phones.

    2. Average users look at their phones about 150 times a day, according to some estimates, and about twice as often as they think they do, according to a 2015 study by British psychologists. .

      This is something I am guilty of! Even if I know I don't have any notifications from checking 5 minutes ago, it has become such a habit to constantly check whats happening and whats on my phone.

    3. It takes office workers an average of 25 minutes to get back on task after an interruption, he notes, while workers who are habitually interrupted by e-mail become likelier to "self-interrupt" with little procrastination breaks.

      Technology/smartphones has become an addiction!

    4. They make us more vulnerable to anxiety.

      As a substitute I have noticed that the younger generations suffer from a lot of anxiety and I wonder if it really does have to do with the increase in technology and children using tablets from a young age!

    5. is that smartphones are causing real damage to our minds and relationships, measurable in seconds shaved off the average attention span, reduced brain power, declines in work-life balance and hours less of family time.

      This is true! People have made it a priority to keep updated with whats going on online. Many times, which is something I do as well, is that majority of society checks their phones first thing in the morning. Even older people have now jumped on the tech wagon, which my grandparents have done as well and they talk about how different times were from their time to now.

    6. Today, thanks to him, we can sit in parks and not only receive amatory messages and racing results, but summon all the world's knowledge with a few taps of our thumbs, listen to virtually every song ever recorded and communicate instantaneously with everyone we know.

      This is so fascinating at how much technology has evolved and is continuing to evolve but it is also scary because business have closed done people order online or they have robotic machines working, and even newspapers are slowing losing business because people read the news online now. At this rate, the world will running behind a screen and based on devices.

    7. The man and woman are turned away from each other, antennae protruding from their hats.

      This is something that caught my attention because it is something that people do actually do today. In our society, if you ever just sit back and observe people, you will notice how people turn away from each other and are on their phones. The generations after myself and somewhat of my generation don't know how to have face-to-face conversations anymore because everything is done behind a screen.

    1. help our understanding of our own digital lives.

      The digital world is vastly large and it is a lot to take on so Brett was able to easily break it down for us on his documentary. Things are constantly happening and changing so it's good to keep up and know the pro's and con's.

    2. making time to talk

      I enjoyed listening in on Brett's "behind the scenes" making and experience of his documentary!

      Right on!

    3. What can you learn about him?

      Brett is obviously someone who is extremely active on the web and because of this he was/is able to learn how we are tracked as well as how we are all connected in the digital world!

    4. watching Do Not Track,

      Watching the first 2 episodes was very interesting but it's a little scary everything we do is monitored or saved by 3rd parties to help us remember what we do or share ads for us to look at based on what we have search up on the internet.