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Exploiting the Neuroscience of Internet Addiction - Atlantic Mobile

Exploiting the Neuroscience of Internet Addiction - Atlantic Mobile | Slow Teaching | Scoop.it

"In the Industrial Age, Thomas Edison famously said, "I find out what the world needs. Then I go ahead and try to invent." In the Internet Age, more and more companies live by the mantra "create an obsession, then exploit it." Gaming companies talk openly about creating a "compulsion loop," which works roughly as follows: the player plays the game; the player achieves the goal; the player is awarded new content; which causes the player to want to continue playing with the new content and re-enter the loop."

 

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Silicon Valley Worries About Addiction to Devices

Silicon Valley Worries About Addiction to Devices | Slow Teaching | Scoop.it
Computers, smartphones and other gadgets have made life easier, but now tech firms are worried that they may be harming people.

 

“We’re done with this honeymoon phase and now we’re in this phase that says, ‘Wow, what have we done?’ ” said Soren Gordhamer, who organizes Wisdom 2.0, an annual conference he started in 2010 about the pursuit of balance in the digital age. “It doesn’t mean what we’ve done is bad. There’s no blame. But there is a turning of the page.”

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