What none of these parents understand is that their children’s and teens’ destructive obsession with technology is the predictable consequence of a virtually unrecognized merger between the tech industry and psychology. This alliance pairs the consumer tech industry’s immense wealth with the most sophisticated psychological research, making it possible to develop social media, video games, and phones with drug-like power to seduce young users.
Though my degree in Computer Science would have anticipated that I leaned towards working on DevOps or Consulting, the truth is that I did never truly enjoyed working as a software engineer. And let’s face it, I was never a good one. Furthermore, I feel I have always been looking to work in something that provided me with a holistic view on a topic, as opposed to becoming a specialist in one field.