Tristan Harris, former design ethicist at Google, discusses at TED the interplay between technology, attention, and distraction.
For additional discussion of this TED talk, see Alexandra Dempsey’s post on the Freedom blog.
For additional discussion the significance of focus, the importance of guarding it, and a helpful tool to that end, see Focus—there’s an app for that. For more information or to try Freedom, see the Freedom website. For additional similar discussion and tools, see also timewellspent.io.