Dangers of Device Over-Usage
by Prince Ea
Price Ea's message is simple: be balanced, be mindful, be present, be here. "Call me crazy, but I imagine a world where we smile when we have low batteries, because that'll mean we'll be one bar closer to humanity."
from the Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy, Feb 28, 2017
With smartphones growing to be an integral part of modern life, an overuse of smartphones has become an epidemic around the world. It negatively affects people’s lives with profound implications on mental, physical, and social health and well-being. In short, smartphone overuse is an emergent public health issue that demands solutions.
Transcripted from an episode of 60 minutes on CBS (aired 4/9/17)
Anderson Cooper reports. What is "Brain Hacking?" Silicon Valley is engineering your phone, apps and social media to get you hooked. "Inadvertently, whether they want to or not, they are shaping the thoughts and feelings and actions of people. They are programming people." -Tristan Harris
How Technology Hijacks People's Minds — from a Magician and Google's Design Ethicist
by Tristan Harris
A highly readable and entertaining first look at how today’s members of iGen—the children, teens, and young adults born in the mid-1990s and later—are vastly different from their Millennial predecessors, and from any other generation.