Whitaker Institute member Dr Noel Carroll, of the Agile and Open Innovation cluster (LERO), has written a new article for RTÉ Brainstorm. The piece looks at the benefits of a digital detox and signs that you may need one.
6 signs that you need a digital detox
“A digital detox does not have to be involve a complete separation from society but there are some simple ways to undergo one”. Photo: Marvin Meyer/Unsplash
Analysis: there are many benefits to a digital detox so how do you know if you need one?
Digital technologies have significant impacts on us as individuals and across society and the Covid pandemic showed our growing reliance on these technologies to deliver and avail of key services. Their ubiquitous nature supports us to complete tasks seamlessly at the touch of a button. The way we continue to use these technologies in our personal and work lives have fundamentally changed how we interact as a society and will continue to do so.
However, we must be mindful on how digital technologies are also transforming us as humans. We must re-examine how these changes are accelerating growing expectations for greater efficiency, speed, convenience, and demand for user attention. Continue reading…