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Can Smart Buildings Encourage Productivity in the Age of Distraction?

“We lose our focus faster than a goldfish,” says a survey of Canadian media consumption by Microsoft. It concluded that the average attention span had fallen to eight seconds, down from 12 in the year 2000. We now have a shorter attention span than goldfish, the study found, prompting Microsoft chief Satya Nadella to suggest, “the true scarce commodity of the future will be human attention.” Data from Apple shows that we unlock our iPhones an average of 80 times and rack up more than 4.7 hours actively engaged with our mobile device each day. Each glance costs us about 15 to 20 minutes of attention loss according to the growing field of interruption science. Our brains are simply not wired for that level of distraction. As we set about revolutionizing our buildings with smart technology, these issues should be at the forefront of our strategy. So how can we design our smart buildings and […]

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