Wednesday, December 03, 2014

The Always-On, Always-Connected World

Germany is debating charging businesses for emailing employees after hours. I'm not sure most people can answer any question with Google and a connected device. But this always on, always connected life has a price. According to CP's Big Think 2015, "Ubiquitous connectivity is taking a serious toll on the mental and physical health of tech users. Documented negative side effects of never being unplugged include stress, exhaustion, decreased mental clarity and weight gain. In 2015, look for more apps that help users monitor their connected time and more company policies that encourage employees to take log-off breaks."

So I am going to blame the extra 18 pounds I have on my smartphone, tablets and laptops.

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