Technology Impact on Economies

ENTER-  Let’s put the emergence of good VR is some kind of perspective. What’s the time frame we’re looking at? When do you imagine VR seriously starts to seriously compete with real reality for people’s attention?

ENTER: How might virtual experiences impact climate issues favorably? I know you’ve been asked this before, but I’d like to get this from your own mouth.

JB: Well let me give you a new answer. I’ll give you an older answer if you’d like, but I’m really excited for this work we just did, in Palau.

Whether it’s through the dopamine hits of social media, neuromarketing (eye tracking, galvanic skin response), or the ping and pop of attention-getting devices, tech devices are changing our brains and the way we relate to each other. At some level, our decision making is no longer our own. As part of a series on “Taking Back Our Brains”, we interview Time Well Spent’s Max Stossel. Time Well Spent is an organization dedicated to reversing the digital attention crisis and realigning technology with humanity's best interests.