"So, when people think: 'I'm rushing around to get things done,' it's almost like, biologically, they're rushing around just as if they were escaping from a predator. That's the part of the brain that's active. But nobody can run fast enough to escape their own worries."
Mindfulness, on the other hand, "cultivates our ability to do things knowing that we're doing them". In other words, we become aware that we're aware. It's an incredibly important tool – and one that we can't farm out to technology.
There are some who believe the increasing power of big data (using powerful computers to sift through and find patterns in massive amounts of information) is going to rival the human consciousness at some point. But there's also growing scepticism about how effective big data is at solving problems.