Using Your Phone For Good Vs Evil
“With great power there must also come great responsibility”
– Stan Lee
We are addicted to our phones. This past year, the World Happiness Report confirmed a disturbing trend that's been building in recent years that people are becoming less and less happy. And with more studies coming out every day, the argument that technology has nothing to do with it is becoming harder to make.
Tech itself isn’t inherently bad, nor are the creators of most of the big tech companies that have mastered how to keep us coming back for more Pavlov style. The real issue is that the system is set up in such a way that once a company goes public, they have a fiduciary responsibility to their shareholders. Translation: it's their job to make you as addicted as possible so the company can make as much money as possible. There's no ethics guide they're required to follow.
More times than not, if something is free, like browsing your social media or searching the internet, YOU are the product. As the user, you’re being used.
So I had an idea. What if I were to use the same information these big tech companies use to hit our dopamine spots and get us addicted, but for GOOD.
The app pledges to stick to one mission only no matter what: Help people become the best version of THEMselves so they can pay it forward to help the world become the best version of ITself.
How? By gamifying the process of undoing the "failure habits" you’ve developed and replacing them with "success habits" in each of your five main core areas of life. Making it fun and addictive to hold yourself accountable to ensure you use the law of compounding to increase your positive momentum every single day. When you level up on screen, instead of a hollow victory, you’ll also level up in REAL LIFE!!!
I’ve been working on my system of doing this for the past 25 years, which all centers around becoming aware and holding yourself accountable. I originally used pen and paper, evolving my system to most recently involve an Excel spreadsheet. Science and technology have FINALLY caught up to the point where the process of leveling up can become almost automatic – essentially tricking your brain into eliminating those failure habits and replacing them with success habits in each of your five cores.
The pilot of your own rocket ship, each one of your cores will be the thrusters of your life's engine. The more momentum you're able to build and balance you maintain in each, the more planets, galaxies, aliens, and asteroid fields you'll encounter as you explore the far reaches of the universe. Step by step learning to fire on all cylinders on your way to becoming an unstoppable force.
"The app is the result of science and technology going on a date, having a baby, and that baby growing up to become a momentum-building accountability"
- Will Moore