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Amy Blankson Co-founder GoodThink, Presidential Point of Light, Award-winning Author
Did you know that the average attention span of a human has officially dropped below that of a goldfish? Yes, the frequently mocked unintelligent goldfish has an attention span of a brief nine-seconds, while ours now averages at an even briefer, eight. Admittedly this is a shocking (and slightly depressing) statistic, but why does it matter in the grand scheme of things?
When we see others giving back and being compassionate, we want to do the same.
Technology is a tool, a means to an end–and we get to decide how that story ends. My goal through this blog is to inspire a new way of thinking about technology, one that gives us new language with which to think about how we fuse technology into our lives.
Recently, my husband and I decided to show our three daughters (ages 9, 6, and 3) the classic movie Back to the Future. Of course, my kids were immediately enthralled, but my youngest had a few key questions like, Mommy, what is the future? And what is the present? (pause) And what is plutonium?