Tag: aeon

How websites and apps are designed for compulsion, even addiction. Do we need regulation? M. Schulson via AEON (relates to my digital obesity meme)

Michael Schulson just published this provocative piece via the amazing Aeon.co – and it’s a good read if you are wondering just how humanity and technology will intersect (or converge?) in the near future. Is this ‘convergence’ engineered by those that own the turf? What about Google’s AI plans and their ‘global brain’ ...

Has technology set us free, or shackled us to our screens? Good read by Tom Chatfield — Aeon

A good read ! It’s a point that has been emphasised by much recent research into thought and behaviour. To quote from Thinking, Fast and Slow (2011) by Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman, ‘cognition is embodied; you think with your body, not only with your brain’. Yet when it comes to culture’s ...


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