Is the constant flow of digital information actually changing our brains? Are we addicted to our phones and devices? Some studies say that they’re more addictive than crack cocaine! In this talk Yunrou explores how a “digital addiction” makes it impossible to sustain deep focus. Investing yourself in deep study or simply reading a book becomes a struggle. Listen in and discover how insidious this addiction is.

Welcome to the Forbidden Rice Podcast, an ongoing series of talks in which I don rose-colored glasses and address subjects that can be sticky, gritty, and challenging. I hope what I say will help you keep your highest ideals in mind all the time, shoot for the stars, make the world a better place, and to be true to your deepest self.

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