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Your happiness was hacked : why tech is winning the battle to control your brain - and how to fight back / by Vivek Wadhwa and Alex Salkever

By: Wadhwa, Vivek.
Contributor(s): Salkever, Alex.
Publisher: Oakland, C.A. : Berrett-Koehler, 2018Description: xv, 237 p. ; electronic resource.ISBN: 9781523095841.Subject(s): Information technology | Personal development | Society | Psychology | BehaviourOnline resources: Download as an eBook
Contents:
How technology removes our choices -- The origins of technology addiction -- Online technology and love -- Online technology and work -- Online technology and play -- Online technology and life -- How can we make technology healthier for humans? -- A vision for a more humane tech -- A personal epilogue.
Summary: Delves into the unhealthy behaviours around technology that have become our normal state of existence. Acknowledges that tech offers us untold benefits, but is far from a benign device. Advises it manipulates our attitudes, robs us of our time and free will, and affects our relationships with each other. Looks at how we can make tech work for us and not the other way around.
List(s) this item appears in: Summer reading AU + NZ 2018
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How technology removes our choices -- The origins of technology addiction -- Online technology and love -- Online technology and work -- Online technology and play -- Online technology and life -- How can we make technology healthier for humans? -- A vision for a more humane tech -- A personal epilogue.

Delves into the unhealthy behaviours around technology that have become our normal state of existence. Acknowledges that tech offers us untold benefits, but is far from a benign device. Advises it manipulates our attitudes, robs us of our time and free will, and affects our relationships with each other. Looks at how we can make tech work for us and not the other way around.

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