Mindfulness and Technology: Implications for the IoT
Matthew Diamond Misfit/NYU Hospital
The recent and rapid adoption of mobile technology and the exponential growth in the sharing and processing of information have dramatically changed how we interact with each other and our environment. While mobile technology has the potential to distract us from the present moment, it can also be used as a tool to enhance mindfulness, and mindfulness can be used as a tool to mediate our interactions with technology and encourage innovation. Questions to be addressed will include: (1) how can mindfulness inform our relationship with technology? (2) how can technology, including new devices and applications, be utilized to promote mindfulness? and (3) how can mindfulness be used to foster technological innovation?