Bored and Brilliant was a weeklong series and podcast that challenged subscribers to combat their phone addictions

A recurring theme at PSFK 2015, and among the tech world, is how to handle the conundrum posed by a Connected Life—how do we take advantage of the benefits provided by better technology whilst fulfilling our need for uninterrupted thought? Thankfully, as the perfect Friday closing speaker, Manoush Zomorodi of New Tech City was there to help.

After a sort of epiphany—the realization that she hadn’t felt bored since 2008, when she obtained her first —she started to wonder “Are there consequences to looking at my phone all day? Are there consequences to never being bored?” In fact there are.

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