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Will.i.am, 'Dumb-thumbing,' and the Perils of Tech Addiction

Former Staff Writer
4 min read

Will.i.am is a tech-head like a lot of modern entrepreneurs. But at a certain point, he says, gadget addiction (or ‘dumb-thumbing,’ as he calls it) can undermine inspiration and curiosity.

“There’s so much information out there,” the Grammy winner told Entrepreneur‘s editor in chief Amy Cosper at our first annual Entrepreneur 360 conference last fall. “There’s so much possibilities, and we are all just dumb-thumbing -- just thumbing through the most random stuff that does nothing for our bodies, and our neighborhoods.”

For more words of wisdom about how the hitmaker is seeking to inspire the next generation of would-be business minds, check out this short video.

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