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When it’s possible to be set off by a phone’s mute button, it’s safe to say that we’re living in challenging times. The digital era has ushered in a revolution in communication that’s equivalent to the one surrounding the invention of the printing press. It’s changing how we speak — often in bullet points. And it’s affecting what we hear, as the jumble of information coming at us can lead to frequent misunderstandings and confusion.
In a world full of distractions and media outlets constantly fighting for your attention, our brains are exposed to more stimulus than ever before.
Thinking back to the days of early man (i.e. the early ’80s), life was simpler. There were four TV channels to choose from, no smart phones, tablets, or apps to distract us and no emails to reach us at all hours of the day.
The same study found that technology is making it easier to find freelance work. While technology is the main enabler, the study shows the top driver behind why people decide to freelance is to have more freedom and flexibility to work where and when they want. The more talented the professional, the more likely they are to go out on their own, and people with in-demand skills are especially likely to choose to go independent as they stand to earn even more that way.