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Jan 08, 2019 03:27:57

Is Netflix Ruining our Society's Productivity?

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You get home from work, make dinner and sit down to eat. It's too quiet so you turn on Netflix and scroll through while eating. Then something catches your eye and you start to watch it. 

You start to like the show and want to know more. The first episode ends and now you have the option to choose to watch the next video or do something else that is productive. What do you choose?

If you are like me, you choose the next episode and soon it's 9 PM. You then realized you need to wash dishes and do chores before going to bed. 

If I was productive even for one hour that evening, I could have accomplished something. 

Imagine this happening to at least 1% of 137 million Netflix streaming subscribers worldwide. That's 

1.37 million people

1.37 million hours a day

500 million hours in a year

that we could have been productive but rather spent watching a screen. We as a society could have accomplished something.

I am not saying we can't watch videos but our brain plays a trick on us when you see that "Next Episode" option that is very hard to overcome.

your prefrontal cortexβ€”goes to war with the instinctual, emotional part of your brainβ€”your limbic system
More on Netflix binging soon πŸ˜Ž

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    @itsabhinaya

    "
    If I was productive even for one hour that evening, I could have accomplished something.
    "

    But if it's only 9PM, you still have an hour before 10PM !

    Abe avatar Abe | Jan 09, 2019 05:03:34
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      @abrahamKim haha ?? "wash dishes and do chores before going to bed"

      Abhinaya Konduru avatar Abhinaya Konduru | Jan 09, 2019 05:06:17
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      @itsabhinaya

      Ah so dishes and chores are not categorized under 'accomplishing something'?

      What are some things that would be classified under accomplishments for you?

      Abe avatar Abe | Jan 09, 2019 05:33:56
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      @abrahamKim Accomplishments are more career, interests and passion related instead of regular activities that are part of daily routine.

      Abhinaya Konduru avatar Abhinaya Konduru | Jan 10, 2019 01:49:15
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    @itsabhinaya Netflix has figured out how to get people to watch and watch and watch some more. There is a great podcast called Business Wars by Wondery that features Blockbuster vs. Netflix in its first series. If you would like to know more about how Netflix came to be, this is a good one to listen to.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jan 08, 2019 17:01:40
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      @brandonwilson will check it out. Thanks!

      Abhinaya Konduru avatar Abhinaya Konduru | Jan 09, 2019 02:56:58
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