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Smartphoneless in the Post Digital Age | Patrik Wincent | TEDxBergen

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Smartphoneless in the Post Digital Age | Patrik Wincent | TEDxBergen

What would happen if suddenly you would wake up in the morning and everything would be gone? Your mobile phone, Ipads, computers. Lets say a natural disaster would wipe out internet, or a hacker would spread a global virus that would destroy our social media platforms. Would you go crazy, feel panic or empty. Maybe you would start climbing the walls, at least at the beginning. Could you imagine a life without technology, how would you perform work, how would you spend time with your children? How would you relate to your partner? How would you fill the hours that you earlier spend hours on your phone…. Patrik imagines you would have to deconstruct your life and how you perform your working hours, at home, with your partner and children. Patrik Wincent is a therapist and the founder of Swedens leading ER center that specialises in internet addiction. This is what he will be talking about. Patrik Wincent is an authorized therapist, he is a coach, a writer of five books such as "the digital drug", "Nomophobia" and the "digital babysitter" amongst others. A lecturer and spoken word artist. Patrik Wincent comes from Sweden, Stockholm and is the founder of "Fondberg & Wincent", a company with the main focus of offering counsel to people and companies who are dealing with digital stress and to offer education in how to prevent and recognize digital stress. Patrik Wincent is also the host of the popular tv program "Lyxfällan", also founder of "Dataspelsakuten", a company which is similar to Internetakuten, but deals with people who arestruggling with video gaming addiction. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

What you are missing while being a digital zombie | Patrik Wincent | TEDxStockholm

In a hyperconnected world, where mobile devices have become appendices to our body and people check their social media accounts hundreds of times a day, human interaction is sacrificed daily in favour of digital exchanges. In his talk from TEDxStockholm event "Generation WHY?", psychotherapist Patrik Wincent takes us on a journey through his own Internet addiction, and gives us valuable tips to avoid becoming digital zombies.



We wanted to make a video that makes a statement and shows a reflection of how our society is formed today. We can probably all agree on the fact that technology is something amazing and something that we should embrace. But in many cases people are disconnected from their environment and hypnotized by the technology. Often they do not even notice their friends because of being cut off, using only ¼ of their visibility. The high stimulation, the reward systems and the interaction that the technology provides, makes them into slaves to the technology and they loose the ability to choose themselves.

Disconnect to Reconnect IRL

Patrik Wincent is a authorized therapist and  a writer. This is a teaser of different subjects that he speaks on when he travels around Europe to adress the importance of keeping the balance IRL. 

TIMEOUT - Amazing Video about Mobile Smartphone & Social media addiction

Obsessive social networking isn’t doing us any favors either. Constantly checking social media sites, work emails, and texts from far-flung friends. Studies show spending tons of time online can actively harm relationships, interpersonal communication skills, and mental health. For some people social media has sadly become more important than real life.