An interaction between two different organisms living in close physical association, typically to the advantage of both organisms is referred to as Symbiosis. Do you feel living you are living in symbiosis with your personal tech? If not, why is this the case?
Are we chasing after our most ambitious goals with the help of our latest innovations? Ambitious goals such as: the way we approach our work, our mental/physical health, our creativity and our personal relationships. You know… the things that are truly most important to us.
Are we utilizing our tech to assist us to its fullest extent? This is the question every society must impose on themselves once they reach such technological heights.
It is important to take a step back and realize the immense technological progress that has taken place in such a rapid amount of time. Because let’s admit it: the technological capabilities we have now have gotten pretty insane.
To think that in our pockets at all times with the latest smartphone we have access to 100,000 times more processing power than the Apollo 11 computer speaks magnitudes. According to Statista, 35.13% of the world’s population has access to this data/information at all times. To put this percentage into perspective: that is 2.71 BILLION smartphone users.
Too often now: it is incredibly easy to mindlessly swipe away on our smartphones. These things are damn addictive. How often have you used your device to accomplish something productive to only realize you have spent the last 10 minutes on your Instagram feed looking at all of the airbrushed photographs?
For example: when it comes to the grasp of complexity of our smartphone as well as some of it(s) applications… one very popular feature that is easily fixable is the feature of the infinite scroll on our feeds. Not only is it designed in a slot-machine like way, leaving us at arms with what the result will be, either a notification (people love me!) or no notification (no one likes me!). But it continues on and on. As in the words of the Famous Buzz Lightyear scrolling on our smartphones goes from “to infinity and beyond” using up our most vital resource…. Our time.
Does the prowess of these attentional algorithms utilized by Big Tech, as well as design of these very addictive devices/platforms, truly reflect what we desire from our realities?
The current market landscape for Big Tech is unfortunately to capture as much of our collective attention in an extractive fashion.
More screen time = more profits. More screen time = more depressive users.
When it comes to our technology, a must-needed paradigm shift is needed to minimize screen time and to emphasize humanity(s) best interests. Digital wellbeing is a highly critical concept to discuss with our loved ones to focus on what we can do to negate this epidemic of increasing screen time.
Instead of getting sucked into our endless feed of notifications and third-party advertisements, let’s examine what we truly want our technology to assist us with. Let’s create a more healthy dynamic when it comes to symbiosis with our tech!
With our latest innovations in tech we are able to sway from the addictive nature of our applications and embrace our personal space digitally without needing to take our screen out.
With Sentien Audio we are able to shift a majority of the digital experiential utility we get from our smartphone screens to a fully-compatible audio interface. Sentien Audio allows us to communicate, connect and listen all through one seamless device.
Sentien Audio conducts the sound in a rather profound way. Most of our present audio technology blocks our ear canal, which truly fragments its potential throughout the duration of our day. Sentien Audio on the other hand, conducts sound to your inner ear through your cheekbones, in this way we are still able to hear the world around us. Sentien Audio is a form of technology that provides us with comfortable use all-day while minimizing our ever-increasing amount of screen-time. A true win-win.
Let us do what we can to not live in a world full of zombies glancing at the palms of our hands, rather than the beautiful faces around us.
Cheers to the first step towards harmonizing with our tech.
Written by Adam Bartley