Name: Your Happiness Was Hacked By Vivek Wadhwa
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Title: Your Happiness Was Hacked
Author: Vivek Wadhwa
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Your Happiness Was Hacked
Why Tech Is Winning the Battle to Control Your Brain-and How to Fight Back
Do you feel in control of your life or enslaved by your devices? Have you risked your life texting and driving? Do you sympathize with a test group of students who endured painful shocks rather than be separated from their phones?
Digital technology is wonderful, but it’s making us miserable, say former tech executives Vivek Wadhwa and Alex Salkever. There’s a reason Apple CEO Tim Cook told the Guardian he won’t let his nephew on social networks. We’ve become a nation of tech addicts-although it’s not entirely our fault, and it is possible to enjoy the benefits of technology while taking our happiness back from the bots.
Wadhwa and Salkever describe the applied neuroscience techniques developers are using to make their products so insidiously habit-forming and, drawing on the latest research, detail the negative impact of technology in four key areas: love,…