1. Tell me that isn’t scary.


  2. nomorebanana:

    The educated class has entered a state of mania thanks to technology.


    We are taunted daily by a growing number of shiny, blinking prostheses that demand our attention. As these devices multiply, our obsessive distraction increases. Buy the newest gadget, cram it with apps,…




  5. Companies are not just hunting you, they’re hunting the virtual representation of you that you create across all your devices. This simulated self is seeking to supersede you.

  7. Take a picture of a flower, a baby, a cat, a sidewalk, an airplane, a painting, please. Please do! It’s wonderful that we all have instant access to an artistic practice that was once expensive and elitist. But the compulsory documentation of everything is monstrous. Let it stop with you. via The Awl


  8. "Reducing total screen time also led to higher school performance, more prosocial behavior, and lower aggressive behavior (standardized regression weights between .08 and .22)."
    — Douglas Gentile, Scientific American
  9. Remix The Internet With Sympler

    This two-minute remix rips into the world on online video. We’ve wasted our lives.

    (Source: youtube.com)


  10. "How many people ruin themselves by laying out money on trinkets of frivolous utility? What pleases these lovers of toys is not so much the utility, as the aptness of the machines which are fitted to promote it. All their pockets are stuffed with little conveniences. They contrive new pockets, unknown in the clothes of other people, in order to carry a greater number. They walk about loaded with a multitude of baubles… some of which may sometimes be of some little use, but all of which might at all times be very well spared, and of which the whole utility is certainly not worth the fatigue of bearing the burden."
    — Adam Smith, The Theory of Moral Sentiments via Rory Sutherland

  12. My life is amazing.


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  15. "The questions that our society must ask revolve around whether the time-consuming demands of the deep-reading processes will be lost in a culture whose principal mediums advantage speed, multitasking, and processing the next and the next piece of information."