What is contemplative computing?

  • Contemplative computing may sound like an oxymoron, but it's really quite simple. It's about how to use information technologies and social media so they're not endlessly distracting and demanding, but instead help us be more mindful, focused and creative.

    My book on contemplative computing, The Distraction Addiction, was published by Little, Brown and Co. in 2013, and is available in bookstores and online. This 2011 talk is a good introduction to the project and its big ideas.

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Elizabeth Dunn

So, explain the silent ringtone a bit more? How do you do it, and doesn't it just block all the calls that aren't from family/friends? And doesn't iPhone have some whitelist feature?

Cheers,
Elizabeth

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