KICKING THE HABIT:

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There seems to be a new social media site or app lurking around every corner I turn.  Although I make a promise to myself that I will not allow my curiosity to get the best of me, chances are that eventually I will give in to temptation.  What that means is more time staring at either a computer or a smartphone and less time engaging in human activities.  I know I am not the only one but do I really want to consider seeking rehab? New Yorker Chino Kim has developed wearable technology to help me and others combat this problem. It’s a pair of glasses called Screeners that turn opaque when you look at a screen.  Opaque…meaning it will disrupt my ability to see virtual reality motioning me over.  Is there a catch? Slightly, yes.  You must be comfortable wearing a webcam on your head.  It’s what detects when you look at a a screen whereby it notifies your smart glasses and voilà…you are visually shielded away from screen sinning.

www.chino.kim/screeners

 

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