Two things that happen when technology causes us to drift:
1. It changes us...
-Much of the technology being created today is being designed for distraction and addiction
-Biologically, something happens in our brain as we are actively engaged in technology
-When it comes to technology, many of us are at least at the level of compulsion (“I have to look”), but many are at the level of addiction
-Technology also impacts our perception of ourselves and others through constant comparison (social media)
-We begin to drift when technology changes us from the inside out
2. It consumes us...
-Technology is not just changing us internally, but it is also consuming our time, energy, outward habits, and practices
-Our media has no clear “stopping cue” as we just keep scrolling, watching, and consuming
-Unlimited access means we often have no margin, and don’t know when enough is enough
-We begin to drift when technology consumes our time, energy and focus