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# Attention Economy

Last updated December 25, 2021

## As a commodity

Attention as a commodity, it is increasingly competitive to compete for everyone’s attention

• shortening of attention spans? not sure if this is an actual thing
• ‘digital detox’ people not just as the products, but as the producers of the product (data)

Attention is the main currency of production – what limits you from doing everything at once. Attention, then, is a common pool resource. It is non-excludable (anyone can bid for their attention) and rivalrous (limited attention).

More in Odell’s How to do Nothing and designing for slowness