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Very insightful story, thanks!
As a bonus, I now know what inspired the lyrics of a famous song by The Police:
Do I have to tell the story
Of a thousand rainy days since we first met
It's a big enough umbrella
But it's always me that ends up getting wet
First of all I want to say superb blog! I had a quick question that I'd like to ask if you
do not mind. I was interested to find out how you center yourself and clear
your thoughts prior to writing. I've had difficulty
clearing my thoughts in getting my thoughts out. I truly do enjoy writing
however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are wasted just trying to figure out how to begin. Any
recommendations or hints? Cheers!
Thanks a lot...you've thought about this and explained with amazing insight. Most humans are hard wired into these internet/mobile/facebook type stimulus reward systems - no doubt the architects are aware of this and exploit our natural tendencies according to their value systems or possibly unconscious drivers. It makes me concerned for my children and others - all the more important to shine the light onto these "systems" and drivers.
Thanks for your comments, Tim. I am glad you liked the piece.
I am not usually one to pick conspiracy explanations for social problems, and like to point out that a lot of the biases that drive our bad behaviours toward others are implicit and unconscious. In this case, I am inclined to say that these tech companies and their neuromarketing teams know exactly what they are doing. It is up to us to resist!
The first step to overcoming an addiction is admitting you have one. You need to realize that you are on the hook, and that you don’t want to be on the hook anymore.
Super website with a great sharing and amazing stories is ur web.. please keep doing what u do now.. thanks to you.
Samuel Veissière, Ph.D., is an anthropologist and cognitive scientist who studies the interaction between cognition, culture, and cooperative human behavior. He teaches at McGill University.
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