In a recent article that saw a brief breakdown on how technology can become intrusive in our daily work and personal lives, tech guru Robert Deignan offered some expert advice on how to simplify and get a more balanced relationship with the technology that we call ours. Here are some of the things he noted and suggested.
1. If you are using multiple screens while working, they can become quite distracting and interfere with efficiency. If you are prone to having your smartphone next to you while you work, you almost definitely will become distracted to the point that you lower efficiency. Add a tablet into the mix and the multiple screens become a ticking timebomb. To improve efficiency at work, make sure to have only your work computer at your work station unless another screen or device is absolutely necessary.
2. The human brain is very malleable and modern technology can actually reshape the brain and its unending neurons. For those of you who grew up learning most of their information from learning books, technology can prove to be incredibly distracting, with most workers switching their concentration to something else roughly every 3 minutes. While we should not be afraid or fearful of technology, we do need to keep in mind just how concretely technology affects our brains.
3. Society as a whole needs to come to the understanding that technology is designed to be addictive. Much of the software or apps that we use, especially in our leisure time, is of the ad-based revenue variety. This means that the longer you eyeballs are locked onto the screen, the more money the content creator’s stand to make.
As you can see, there are easy ways to cultivate a more positive symbiotic relationship with our technology.