In an age of acceleration, people are increasingly seeking out opportunities to slow down, as this HBR article “The Growing Business of Helping Customers Slow Down” suggests. People are looking for simplicity, de-materialisation and authenticity. Retail is already integrating this in customer experiences.
It seems to me to be a great opportunity for museums, galleries and other cultural organisations to emphasise how they can facilitate deceleration. (And finally I found another reason to argue for more seating in museums, which is a strangely controversial topic ;).