Sleeping With Technology Paper

The ‘Always-On’ Phenomenon. Nowadays we are always connected, with the development of the online infrastructure, the availability of WIFI and data mobility infrastructure, the smartphone and tablet devices which give us access to all sorts of information for either social or professional use anytime, anywhere. We live in a global, networked world within different time zones. The global reach of connectivity can make the most isolated outpost into a center of learning and economic activity, Turkle, (2010, p152-153). Our life is spread all over the world and we are connected to people in different time zones and continents. Hence, the ‘Always-on’ phenomenon and urge to connect might lead to different habits, especially when it comes to sleep

You can download paper here or view it online.

Windows of disconnect to balance out our lives

People talk about digital life as ‘the place for hope’, the place where something new will come to them. (Sherry Turkle 2010) 

The dopamine system is activated by finding something unexpected or by the anticipation of something new. (Panksepp)

Induction or seduction to changes in life?

Soon we will look for the balance again in being ‘Always on’.

We will look for windows of disconnect.

Windows of disconnect will allow us to think deeply and clearly about our passions and projects we are working on.

Creativity needs aloneness says Oliver Stone at the World Creativity Forum 2012

Back to a Walden zone (Thoreaux)