The arrival of the smartphone has meant that we can have the Internet with us day and night, wherever we go: something that is hard to say no to. There’s a lot of interesting stuff out there, plus a whole lot more that’s quite dull but is still capable of owning our brains through smartphone addiction.
We’re hard-wired to be susceptible to the ‘quick fix’ that a tag, like or retweet can provide with phone distraction. But the pleasure is fleeting. Richer, deeper rewards have to be worked for, and that requires long term focus.
Punkt. spoke to a group of people who are known for getting things done, despite living in the Age of Distraction.