The Attention Deficit Trait

  • Curators Are The New Creators
    • [[The Attention Deficit Trait]] With more creators, more content, and more choice than ever before, consumers are now being consumed by a state of analysis paralysis. The real scarcity isn’t content anymore. It’s attention. When it’s impossible to absorb everything from the flood of information, the best we can do is pick and choose what matters to us most — or, better yet, find the people who can do the curating for us. 
  • Homo Deus –– Yuval Harari
    • We have more choice than ever before, but no matter what we choose, we have lost the ability to really pay attention to it. [[The Attention Deficit Trait]]
      • A life of resolute decisions and quick fixes may be poorer and shallower than one of doubts and contradictions.
      • We may successfully upgrade our bodies and our brains, while losing our minds in the process. Techno-humanism may end up downgrading humans - and the system may prefer these downgraded humans not because they would possess any superhuman knacks, but because they would lack some really disturbing qualities that hamper the system and slow it down.
  • The War of Art –– Steven Pressfield
    • [[The Attention Deficit Trait]] - "ADD, Seasonal Affect Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder. These aren't diseases - they're marketing ploys. Doctors didn't discover them, copywriters did, marketing departments did, drug companies did."
      • How controversial is this and how true is this? Were these discovered or invented?
      • Depression and anxiety may be real but they can also be Resistance.
  • Highlights from Homo Deus
    • In the short run, it's very valuable. But the dark side is the data side. If the data is being used to manipulate people, or do anything malicious, then it's a problem. The darker side is that the "attention helmet" makes people less patient to confusion, doubts or contradictions. [[The Attention Deficit Trait]]
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