Our relationship with technology shows no signs of slowing down. As we continue to intertwine our lives with devices and software, we’re likely to experience increasing benefits and efficiency: things that make our existence easier, better.
It’s an appealing idea – but there’s a counter view. Look around you and you’ll see a sea of heads buried in phones; at home, we now often to screens for entertainment rather than, say, reading a book or simply talking to each other.
It seems that when we don’t set boundaries with technology, many of us find ourselves increasingly distracted, less productive and frazzled – which is why there’s something of a backlash underway, with people giving up certain parts of technology for set periods of time.