We humans* are highly influenced by our environment.
When we "dress for work", and "enter an office", we assume
the mental attitude, & can moderate our base impulses
easier, & get to work.
When we enter a movie theater, we take those
cues to know to relax & enjoy what comes
However, we're getting ALL SCREWED UP lately, as we have
ONE environment (our laptop or phone) through which we
doing too many vastly different activities. (Playing games v.
working v. communicating, all on the same platform &
This gets us totally confused, & we feel guilty. When we're
trying to work, we are tempted & distracted to goof off.
When we're goofing off, we're distracted by work
So, the idea is:
1) Build in auto-detection of what type of activity we're
doing, based on what apps/sites we're on. Classify the
as "work/creation/outputs" or "play/inputs/reading", or
2) Then, the OS can help you FOCUS to get more
from the activity you have already chosen to do.
For example, if you're playing games, it shows a slight red
hue to anything it controls (your background, your room
(through smart home), your eye-glass tint.) It suppresses
email notifications, social notifications, etc.
If you're working, it shows a faint blue hue to anything it
control. Again, it suppresses all email/social notifications.
If you're in social mode, then it tints everything green, &
turns on all notifications from people, but hides work-
tasks (which it detects by seeing what apps you use when
*for you non-humans, sorry I for making such presumptions.