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We Have a Toxic Obsession with Productivity

A ridiculous productivity hack emerges from the bowels of Silicon Valley at least once per year. These are based off of pseudoscience and the need to get a 5% edge in productivity.
Jun 8, 2021Updated 6 days ago
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A fundamental misunderstanding in neuroscience, coupled with the urge for more productivity created the dopamine fast. No, it doesn't work.
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We hack our health so that we can be smarter and more productive. This includes everything from downing unregulated supplements and unproven brain-boosting drugs, to injecting yourself with gene-editing technology.
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In workplaces, our rights are eroded for productivity. Amazon workers had to urinate in bottles and defecate in bags just to meet their quotas. All of this is done in lieu of just giving people a healthy break.
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