“So the solution to technology is more technology?”

From the FAQ for the website Time Well Spent, which advocates more mindful use of technology, and recommends apps to achieve this. Which leads to the question

So the solution to technology is more technology?

A: Absolutely not. We don't need more apps or technology, but we need to change the fundamental design for how devices orchestrate the interactions between us and the things that want our attention. Today the Attention Economy is like a city with lots of pollution and accidents. We don't fix the city by telling residents to leave (turn devices off). We also don't fix the city by extending the same structure of the city that led to the problems. We fix the city by adding bike lanes, blinker signals and crosswalks to restructure people's interactions so there's less pollution and fewer accidents.

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