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Computer networks and devices are now so accessible they rarely leave our hands. And for perhaps the first time in human history, the tools lawyers use to help them be productive have also been designed specifically to capture attention for decidedly unproductive purposes.

In fact, the variable rewards and dopamine-driven feedback loops engineered into smartphones, devices, applications and social media platforms pose a constant and significant obstacle to staying focused on important projects during the workday. 

Jack Pringle will present a brief seminar, "Tools to Keep You From Being a Zombie," at a University of South Carolina School of Law LegalTech seminar on October 31. Jack will posit that attention is the most valuable commodity possessed by those in the legal profession (or in any profession) and that we will all need all the attention we can cultivate to navigate the Second Machine Age.