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  • Is binge-watching Netflix the best way to spend your weekend?
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Why e-leisure is taking over our free time

From socialising on Snapchat to getting gourmet dishes delivered to your door to binge-watching the latest Netflix series, digital leisure is having a profound effect on the way Gen Yers spend their downtime. Is staying in really the new going out? And what will prise people from their sofas?

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Due to media coverage of terror attacks, mass shootings and natural disasters, just stepping outside the front door has become a stressful experience for many people; 74% of Americans worry that ISIS will strike in the US. For futurist Faith Popcorn, a new lifestyle trend is emerging thanks to the troubled times we’re living in – bunkering. [1]

A more extreme version of ‘cocooning’, bunkering is made possible thanks to the ubiquity of convenient digital services and smart devices. From socialising on Snapchat and WhatsApp to getting gourmet cuisine delivered to your door to binge-watching the latest ...

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