No one enjoys being bored, which is why the entertainment field is so lucrative and social media so compelling. But smartphone technologies threaten to erase boredom for good, and that’s bad news for humanity’s future, explains podcaster and journalist Manoush Zomorodi. Learn why humans need boredom and how Zomorodi’s Bored and Brilliant project discovered incremental, empowering ways to help you put down your phone.
About the Speaker
Journalist and podcaster Manoush Zomorodi is host of the TED Radio Hour and author of Bored and Brilliant: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Spacing Out.