Salvo Blog: Are we bored yet? The Apple Watch and new technologies

I have a new post at Salvo’s blog, Signs of the Times, on disruptive technologies and the mixed response to Apple’s new watch. The impetus for this post was an article by Ian Bogost in The Atlantic called “Future Ennui.”

From the post:

One of the plights of modernity and postmodernity is hyperboredom. This is not the kind of boredom that comes out of having nothing to do, but the kind of boredom that comes out of having too many options and no way to distinguish which one is better than the other. We are jolted out of this boredom when we encounter disruptive technologies. These are technologies that fundamentally change a particular market and have an impact on our culture.

One of the plights of modernity and postmodernity is hyperboredom. This is not the kind of boredom that comes out of having nothing to do, but the kind of boredom that comes out of having too many options and no way to distinguish which one is better than the other. We are jolted out of this boredom when we encounter disruptive technologies. These are technologies that fundamentally change a particular market and have an impact on our culture. – See more at: http://salvomag.com/blog/2014/09/are-we-bored-yet-the-apple-watch-and-new-technologies/#sthash.cbJblEM6.dpuf

One of the plights of modernity and postmodernity is hyperboredom. This is not the kind of boredom that comes out of having nothing to do, but the kind of boredom that comes out of having too many options and no way to distinguish which one is better than the other. We are jolted out of this boredom when we encounter disruptive technologies. These are technologies that fundamentally change a particular market and have an impact on our culture. – See more at: http://salvomag.com/blog/2014/09/are-we-bored-yet-the-apple-watch-and-new-technologies/#sthash.cbJblEM6.dpuf