Podcast: Are smartphones a net positive?


On this episode, we chat about lessons learned from Chris’s experiment to switch to a flip phone for a month. Topics covered include:

  • The impetus for the experiment;
  • How smartphones are not meant to see switched away from;
  • The phenomenon of zombiefication;
  • The correlation between screen time and mental health;
  • Reflecting on why the smartphone can make us unhappy;
  • “Time confetti” and our phone;
  • Why a phone doesn’t provide us with depth of experience;
  • Raw material for change;
  • Richness and depth of communication;
  • Handing our attention to someone else (and why it can be a good thing);
  • Heights of stimulation.

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