Executive Robert Deignan Shares The 3 Big Problems Of Technology
Robert Deignan is a Miami area executive in the technology industry. He co-founded ATS Digital Services, LLC, in August 2011 and is the chief executive officer. His company is a digital software service provider that helps people get the most out of their devices. They can speed up slow computers, fix mobile phone issues, provide digital data storage, solve network issues, or hook up home devices like smart refrigerators.
He graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale in 1992. Robert Deignan graduated with a degree in business management from Purdue University in 1995. He became an entrepreneur not long after. The first company he co-founded was Fanlink, Inc. in July 1998. He then joined iS3, Inc. in June 2002 where he was the executive vice president.
While he is a fan of technology, Robert Deignan says that people really need to develop a healthier relationship with it. Way too many people spend far too much time staring at glowing screens all day whether it’s their desktop pc or their smartphone. Technology is great but, like anything else, too much of it is a bad thing.
There are three big issues, he says, with the first one being that multiple screens are really distracting. On average people shift their attention between different tasks every 59.5 seconds. People are in a constant state of distraction which leads to lower productivity and too much external stimulus.
Robert Deignan says that using technology can fundamentally change how people think. The brain is malleable and dealing with constant notifications, text message, emails, and everything else requires a different type of focus than what is natural. He says people should diversify what they do each day and get information in other ways such as reading a book.
The last big problem with technology is that it is specifically designed to be addictive. Tech firms put a lot of effort into trying to keep people engaged with their products and services as much as possible. Advertisers, too, want people fully engaged as they are more likely to buy things than less engaged users. Robert Deignan says people should be aware of this issue and not play into it.