From Aeon: “The rise of the internet and digital technology have surrounded us with endless sources of distraction. To get our work done, we could try to turn off the digital stream, but that’s difficult when we’re plagued by FOMO, the modern fear of missing out. Some people think that our willpower is so weak because our brains have been damaged by digital noise. But blaming technology for the rise in inattention is misplaced. History shows that the disquiet is fuelled not by the next new thing but by the threat this thing – whatever it might be – poses to the moral authority of the day.”
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