Today we’re talking to Larry Rosen, Professor Emeritus and author of “The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World.” We discuss the ways in which we’ve been losing the battle to modern-day distraction; how a “tech break” can save your focus; and the relationship between consciousness and AI.

All of this right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast! 

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About Larry Rosen:

University professor for 45 years, retired from teaching in 2020. Still doing research on the impact of technologies on adults, children, adolescents. My current work is studying the impact of technology on health and performance and also looking at detailed data from smartphone apps to paint a picture of what teens and millennials are doing daily. I am intensely interested in neuroscience and how the brain handles distractions to learning and communication. My goals are to continue to do research, give speeches, and consult. My current quest is to try to decide what I want to be when I grow up. I had better figure it out soon since I am 70!

Joel Beasley

Joel began writing code at age 13 selling his first technology by age 18 for one million dollars. In his first three transactions, he developed key relationships and began working with Investors and Chief Technology Officers collaborating and building products in Real Estate, Law, Finance, and Fitness.

Today, Joel is a Chief Technologist volgging the process of building a company LeaderBits.io. Joel is an author of the book Modern CTO a #1 New Release on Amazon and a #1 Technology Podcast with 70k active listeners. Joel has a clear vision and passion for modern technology, placing him as one of the most exciting Chief Technology Officers to watch out for.

Joel is the President of BeasleyFoundation.org a charity that designs STEM related children’s books Back to the Moon and Princess Physicist. These books are then donated to orphanages, homeless pregnant woman and in-need children. Beasley Foundation was formed in February 2017 after Joel, Mitch and Valerie lost their Mother to Leukemia after being diagnosed 6 weeks earlier. Joel and his siblings wanted to do something unique with her life insurance money and the Beasley Foundation was formed.

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