Is Some Tech Too Addictive?
Nir Eyal
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I suppose it depends on our individual and collective opinions of what adverse consequences are.

Is alcoholism a problem only when you’ve wrapped your car around a tree or when you’ve missed the subtle queue that your son needs to connect on an emotional level? Is it harmless fun for teens to sit together silently thumbing their phones as they slowly lose the art of conservation and being able to recognize hundreds of nonverbal micro facial expressions?

Seeing the current generation of elementary schools kids showing signs of tech addiction is deeply concerning to me. Even with a ethical approach to dopamine algorithms, it just takes another disruptive startup to capture our adolescent’s mind based on the drive to accumulate wealth or simply fill an empty soul.

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