Technology has an immense ability to elevate our human potential. However, we need to consider how we integrate it into our lives. Our technology should not distract us from real life, from real human qualities. Technological innovation has exploded over the last decade, to the point where it has become engrained in our social code. Today, smartphones have become an extension of self. Our devices posses the psychological power to not only change what we do, but to change who we are.
Society is approaching a tipping point. We realising that more connections online doesn't equate to more human connection. We are fing that pushing around pixels does not quench the thirst of a real life conversation. We've accepted our generation is responsible for an 'Innovation of Loneliness', and we're ready to do something about it. This doesn't mean less technology - it means smarter technology. It's time for us to press pause and consider how we want to proceed.
As neuroscientists and social scientists, we understand how easily the brain re-wires itself due to our habits. So as technologists, we recognise our duty to make responsible decisions about what we build and positively impact tomorrow's generations. We asked ourselves: How can we create a product which allows people to take control of their tech, rather than letting it control them?
We created a line of beautiful wearable technology that promotes digital balance by helping you prioritise what matters. Our Bluetooth-enabled jewellery filters notifications and sends subtle vibrations for the most important things, while you keep your smartphone out of sight. We've found that ALTRUIS is useful when we want to...
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