Summary. In the video above, Joe Kraus talks about how our society is increasingly distracted and unable to focus and pay attention on specific tasks.

Outline. His talk is organized as follows:

  1. The Crisis of Attention. Indicators of distraction.
  2. What is the cost of slipping into patters of distraction? What are we losing?
  3. What can we do to avoid being distracted?

Slow Tech. A movement that’s become known as the slow tech movement is addressing the above issues and promoting mindfulness, attentiveness, and the practice of taking breaks from technology.