The Hidden Addictions to Technology

This is an interesting blog post to read if you are interested in digital technology and the addictions that may come along with it. It questions what responsibilities fall to the companies that make these apps and devices. The rest of Nir Eyal’s blog is pretty interesting as well.

Addiction can be a difficult thing to see. From outward appearances, Dr. Zoe Chance looked fine. A professor at the Yale School of Management with a doctorate from Harvard, Chance’s pedigree made what she revealed in front of a crowded TEDx audience all the more shocking. “I’m coming clean today telling this story for the very first time in its raw ugly detail,” she said. “In March of 2012 … I purchased a device that would slowly begin to ruin my life.”

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