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Adam Alter

Irresistible

by Adam Alter

Irresistible

Adam Alter

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Irresistible reveals how alarmingly stuck to our devices we are, shows the negative consequences of technology addiction, and gives tips for a healthier relationship with the digital world.

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Irresistible

by Adam Alter

Irresistible

Adam Alter

Overview

You're reading this from a device you probably carry with you most of the time. We all spend time on social media and check our notifications. Is there anything wrong with having a little connectedness in our lives?

The big problem with always being linked to the digital world is that we are susceptible to developing addictions to it. You could say that we find them unavoidable. That's the argument of Adam Alter's book Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked.

Although smartphones, tablets, and the like have made our lives wildly more convenient, they've also come at a cost: missing out on connecting in real life.

If you have an unhealthy relationship with technology, you can turn things around.

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"In 2008, adults spent an average of 18 minutes on their phone a day - in 2015, they were spending 2 hours 48 minutes per day."

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