“The inefficiency of a hyperactive hivemind allows a lot of people to get away with doing a lot less.”
Computer science professor and author of multiple bestsellers, Cal Newport, has been writing about the intersection of digital technology and culture, with a focus on our struggles to get these tools to serve our values instead of accidentally subverting them. In this episode, Jason Marc Campbell and Cal Newport discuss the key to living well in a high-tech world, helping you realize the digital pursuits that bring value to your life.
Cal Newport is an associate professor of computer science at Georgetown University, where he specializes in the theory of distributed systems. Dubbed as the “Marie Kondo of technology” by Ezra Klein, Cal has dedicated his career to helping people develop healthier, more balanced relationships with modern technology. He is the author of 7 books, including the New York Times bestseller, Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World which offers a simple philosophy to help spend less time mindlessly tethered to their personal tech devices. He’s also a regular contributor on topics of Digital Minimalism and Deep Work to national publications such as The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Wired, and is a frequent guest on NPR. Cal’s upcoming book A WORLD WITHOUT EMAIL: Reimagining Work in a World of Communication Overload is about to premiere on March 2, 2021.
Listen out for:
- The inspirations behind Cal’s books.
- Why technology makes us feel uneasy.
- Digital minimalism philosophy.
- How to get rid of work emails.
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