Summit Trend in the News: Wellness Meets Happiness

Early Facebook and Google employees form coalition to fight what they built–The New York Times
Alarmed over the ill effects of social networks and smartphones, a group of Silicon Valley technologists who were early employees at Facebook and Google are banding together to challenge the companies they helped build.

Addicted to your smartphone? Now there’s an app for that–The Washington Post
Arianna Huffington launched a new app with the goal to make it cool for a generation hooked on smartphones to occasionally detox.

Digital Wellness Rising: from Apps Controlling Screen Time to Headspace Moving into Healthcare–Global Wellness Institute
Little by little, the “digital wellness” movement is drawing attention to the havoc that digital over-consumption is wreaking on our mental and physical wellbeing and also acting upon it. A growing number of tech developers and behavioral scientists are developing apps that rein in emails, texts, incessant news alerts and requests of all sorts to put users back in control.

Wellness in the Age of Technology–Global Wellness Summit
During his 2017 Summit keynote, Jeremy McCarthy, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, told the audience that not all technology, of course, is bad—the real problem is that it is so good.

 
 
This is an excerpt from the TRENDIUM, a bi-weekly communication exploring the wellness trends identified in the 2018 Global Wellness Trends Report.
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