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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 11 Feb 19

Why I Went Back to a Flip Phone, and How You Can TooBy Jim RuttMini BioRecently, after more than 10 years as a smartphone user, I ditched my fancy iPhone X for a flip phone. Yep, a flip phone: Verizon’s bottom-of-the-line Kyocera Cadence LTE. It doesn’t get much more basic.As a result, I’ve begun reclaiming my time, my deep-thinking ability, and, in a real sense, my cognitive sovereignty.This essay describes what prompted me to go down this path, what I learned about smartphone overuse, what I decided to do about it, and then how I did it.Definitely Not a LudditeBefore going any further, let’s be …

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Why I Went Back to a Flip Phone, and How You Can TooBy Jim RuttMini BioRecently, after more than 10 years as a smartphone user, I ditched my fancy iPhone X for a flip phone. Yep, a flip phone: Verizon’s bottom-of-the-line Kyocera Cadence LTE. It doesn’t get much more basic.As a result, I’ve begun reclaiming my time, my deep-thinking ability, and, in a …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 12 Feb 18

I’ve been thinking about the relationship between freedom, choice and responsibility.A couple of months ago, I read Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision Of Life as Play and Possibility by James P. Carse, a profound philosophical book that talks about game theory in the context of politics, religion, art, sex, and every other area of life. It often brings up the concepts around sovereignty and choice. It was a book that came recommended by Daniel Schmachteberger and Jordan Greenhall, who are two of my favourite podcast guests on Future Thinkers.In a recent tweet storm I summed up my own understanding …

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I’ve been thinking about the relationship between freedom, choice and responsibility.A couple of months ago, I read Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision Of Life as Play and Possibility by James P. Carse, a profound philosophical book that talks about game theory in the context of politics, religion, art, sex, and every other area of life. It often brings up …

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