"Homo Digitalis" and those two-week pineapple diets

Smartphones enable completely new kinds of productivity and levels of productivity that were previously unknown to us. But at the same time, these many interruptions: I just need to check something, or my friends have sent me something and it's beeping at me. This makes for a highly fragmented daily routine and eliminates any kind of flow, that is to say, any kind of extended focus on one thing that you can somehow immerse yourself in. But flow was the root of feelings of happiness and productivity. Getting that back – that is now the challenge.. Alexander Markowetz

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Alexander Markowetz, born in 1976, is a computer scientist and author.

Strategies for a healthy usage of technology

A café with no WiFi? Unthinkable! I just got a new WhatsApp message. I'll have a quick look. How old was Einstein when he became famous? Google will know.
This permanent media consumption has an impact on us. That's why we have to moderate it, "but not like a 'two-week pineapple diet'," explains Alexander Markowetz, computer scientist and book author, in a video interview.

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What impact do smartphones, tablets and other digital devices have on our health?

Every day, mobile telephones, tablets and laptops go with us everywhere we go, school, work and for leisure. Technology often makes life easier but continuous use of mobiles and other devices can cause physical and psychological problems. Here we have compiled the symptoms of "homo digitalis" observed by researches.

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Digital Detox: tips & tricks

In our photo show we show you how to avoid being always on.

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