I just noticed that Jonathan Fields quoted my “dopamine squirts” blog post in a great post of his own. Both of us agree on one thing – hyperconnectivity is addictive and, when not kept in check, can completely degrade someone’s quality of life, up to and including the reduction of their attention span, an increase in anxiety, reduction in patience, and even things like inability to concentrate and trouble “free thinking” (aka lack of creativity).

Here’s a link to his article: http://www.jonathanfields.com/blog/creative-kryptonite-and-the-death-of-productivity/

Though I’m a programmer and a writer and Mr. Fields is a jack of all trades, many of which surround the finance industry, both of us can see a bleak future on the horizon for people who can’t control their hyperconnectivity addictions.