Attention span has shrunk alarmingly short. We seem to look for and welcome distractions.
“We are information-seeking creatures”
Just as ancient humans foraged for food, we now forage for information (Maybe we need to include personal communications and entertainment in the general concept of information).
We’re easily bored, and there is the FOMO effect, the great fear of missing out. So we constantly overvalue the perceived return of a new patch.