Saturday June 6, 2020

Appetite For Distraction

Last year, it was the Mahabi slipper. This year, the thing the internet thinks we all can’t live without is the Calm app - well, that and some ovulation strips and anti-balding remedies

22nd April, 2018
The Calm app: presumably something to do with mindfulness, but who’s to say it’s not also scanning your brainwaves via your phone?

You know the way your phone is listening to you (I don’t care what they say or how much they deny it. It definitely is)? Well, is it possible that it’s also reading your mind?

Allow me to present the evidence: a friend recounted this week that she had been thinking, merely thinking, about bamboo toothbrushes. She never uttered the words out loud. She didn’t have a conversation with anyone about...

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