As beautiful as this newly growing space is, and as refreshingly connected as we feel, let’s not allow ourselves to get sucked in to the virtual black hole.
So much of it is addicting. It was built to be!
Pick up a copy of Nir Eyal’s national best-selling book, Indistractable, or its prequel, Hooked, for a glimpse behind the scenes, as he’s an expert who’s helped corporate ventures make their apps addictive (and is now teaching the world how to rid itself of these addictions). Or check out a snippet of him in action, lecturing to SoMeDocs in a series I curated for SoMeDocs, here.
It’s up to us to wisely make decisions that protect our health. And that includes meaningful, real-life connections with the actual world playing out around us.
There are 3-dimensional people out there who love us, friends, and they absolutely need us to be present, too.