Tonight's post is a business update. I thought it might be a nice change of pace.
A recurring theme in this blog lately has been distinguishing between what is urgent from what is important. Technology increasingly shifts our focus to the former by providing pleasurable distractions.
I would like to conclude the series of posts with a bit of audience participation. Perhaps you want to move your focus back to what is important.
Our feelings about the present are always out of context. What immediately seems good or bad does not always turn out that way in a week, month, or even a year later.
As we cannot see the future, we lack the full context for the immediate.
It is a human curiosity that we shape our impressions by the page of the book we are on rather than waiting until the end of the story.
There are, of course, some stories that cannot wait to be fully told before we form an impression. When an objective truth is unavailable, we must act on good faith with what we have in front of us.
There is a fundamental shift in how we interact with technology that has been progressing for a bit more than 15 years now. Shift Sight stands firmly on one side of this shift. Other companies are scrambling to get to the other side by any means possible.
This is a great divide in technology that defines how we interact with gadgets. The implications in schools (and edtech) are especially worrying.
Ty is a Founder of Shift Sight, LLC.