Source: How Technology is Hijacking Your Mind — from a Former Insider
Where does technology exploit our minds’ weaknesses?
When using technology, we often focus optimistically on all the things it does for us. But I want you to show you where it might do the opposite.
Are you upset that technology hijacks your agency? I am too. … The ultimate freedom is a free mind, and we need technology that’s on our team to help us live, feel, think and act freely.
Hijack #1: If You Control the Menu, You Control the Choices
Hijack #2: Put a Slot Machine In a Billion Pockets
Hijack #3: Fear of Missing Something Important (FOMSI)
Hijack #4: Social Approval
Hijack #5: Social Reciprocity (Tit-for-tat)
Hijack #6: Bottomless bowls, Infinite Feeds, and Autoplay
Hijack #7: Instant Interruption vs. “Respectful” Delivery
Hijack #8: Bundling Your Reasons with Their Reasons
Hijack #9: Inconvenient Choices
Hijack #10: Forecasting Errors, “Foot in the Door” strategies