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  • Writer's pictureDudley Gann

THE IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY ON TIME PERCEPTION AND MANAGEMENT




There are few expressions that evoke more weariness in me today than the assertion that “technology has had a profound impact on daily life” — at this point, the phrase should be as obvious to anyone as the fact that the sky is blue. From the transformative power of smartphones to the sweeping changes in communication, work, and entertainment, it is safe to say the narrative has been thoroughly explored.


However, I must admit that the saturation of discussions on this topic does accurately reflect the ubiquity of technological advancements and their pervasive influence. Therefore, the challenge lies not in dismissing the idea, but in delving deeper into the nuanced consequences and complexities that arise from this omnipresence. Acknowledging the profound impact may have become a given, but a more nuanced exploration of the multifaceted ways in which technology shapes our behaviors, relationships, and societal structures could offer a richer understanding of its role in our daily lives.


Over the course of my career, I have come to recognize a pattern in how technology has shifted our perception of time. The constant connectivity afforded by smartphones, the instant access to information, and the ever-accelerating pace of digital interactions have blurred the lines between work and leisure, challenging our conventional understanding of the concept. Recognizing and acknowledging these shifts is a crucial aspect of navigating the modern world, both within your career and outside of it.


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