New Tech City’s Bored and Brilliant Project

“Put down your phone and take back your life”

New Tech City is my new favorite podcast from WNYC.  It has stories on how technology is changing our lives, sometimes for better, sometimes for worse.  The host is a woman named Manoush Zomorodi and she is utterly delightful.

In February New Tech City launched The Bored and Brilliant Project.  It is a challenge to disconnect from your phone (or iPad). Its full title is Bored and Brilliant: The Lost Art of Spacing Out. I call it daydreaming, others call it spacing out, and New Tech City calls it thinking creatively. There were six challenges and you can still accept the challenges by going to http://www.wnyc.org.

Apple introduced the first iPhone is 2007, only eight years ago.  58% of Americans have a smartphone today.  The average mobile customer checks their smartphone 150 times a day! 

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