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The undercurrents of the future. A publication from Medium about technology and people.

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FUTURE HUMAN

How compassion can strengthen our emotional responses, our minds — and our tech

Illustration: Maria Medem

In a recent article for Medium, Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD, a brain expert at the University of California, San Francisco, brilliantly outlined the current state of the human condition: We’re in a cognition crisis, he wrote, one wrought in part by the proliferation of…


People would rather be on their phones than engage with other people

Photo by Tyler Lastovich on Unsplash

I’m sitting in a coffee shop right now that overlooks a busy four-way stop at an intersection. I keep seeing people drive by, and as they roll to a stop, they look down at their phones, only to let off the brake and continue on their merry way, sometimes with their phone still in hand.

All I can think is, “Why, for crying out loud, is it so necessary to check your phone for two seconds?!” But then I remember that this is not the only situation where this behavior occurs, and smartphone addiction isn’t exactly a recent development. …

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