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Ubiquitous connectivity, inspired by the Internet, has four meaningful effects in a STAR narrative: sharing, tsunami, attention and risk-taking. The first effect is captured by the sharing model, which is the creation and exchange of information, both personal and general. This contributes to the second effect, which is a content tsunami—an information overload. The third effect is an attention deficit and a loss of agency or cognitive apathy. Attention deficit arises from the content tsunami, while the loss of agency is fostered by abnegation of control to prediction machines. As a consequence, the fourth effect is mistrust, fear and diminished risk-taking, as scarcity of mind induces resistance to change and reluctance to adapt to rapid technological changes.
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