Environmentalism Of The Mind

“Studying technology is like ‘environmentalism of the mind,’ the writer Clive Thompson says. Indeed, Sherry Turkle likens the perils of digital media to climate change: The upside is immediate, the worst problems are far off, and the industry lacks the incentive to change.

Another popular analogy compares digital media to the food industry. ‘Just as the food industry manipulates our innate biases for salt, sugar, and fat with perfectly engineered combinations,’ Tristan Harris writes, ‘the tech industry bulldozes our innate biases’ for things like social approval and novelty-seeking. He hopes consumers will demand more mindful technology as they did healthier foods.”~Danny Funt, CJR

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