Psychology of Technology

Psychology of Technology

Psychology of Technology: iPhone: The Dark Side of an Icon

Disclaimer: Please don’t take any of this post too seriously. In just a few short years, the iPhone has become a true American icon. Since its release in June, ...

Psychology of Technology: Off Line, On Life

The title of this post refers to an epiphany I had over the New Year's weekend. The realization was  about my relationship with technology, namely, I was exhibiting some of the...

Psychology of Technology: UI For U or I

The comments on David (Special) K’s thread, What’s Your UI?, have certainly been illuminating for no other reasons than the sheer number of UI’s used and the zeal that people have...

Psychology of Technology: The Law of Unintended Consequences

I've been called a skeptic, an alarmist, and a doomsayer because the focus of most of my technology blogging is on the risks of and what's wrong with technology. I...

Psychology of Technology: Is Technology Making Us Idiots?

In his insightful 2008 article in the Atlantic, Nicolas Carr asks, "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" He goes on to explore how new technology has altered our reading habits and,...

Psychology of Technology: Fear of Flashing

No, not that kind of flashing, you pervert. I mean flashing a new ROM onto my Fuze (get your mind out of the gutter). I remember the first...

A Must-See Video of the Impact of Technology on Our Lives

In my recent post, I argue that opportunity costs (time spent doing one thing is time not spent doing other things) may be the greatest threat from technology. A friend just...

The Psychology of Technology: Is Technology Stealing Our (Self) Identities?

Is Technology Stealing Our (Self) Identities? Our self-identities, that is, how we define and see ourselves as unique individuals, play a vital role in who we are and the direction that our...

Psychology of Technology: Bad Decision Making 2.0

There has been some egregiously bad decision making in the news lately, highlighted by the revelations around now-former Congressman Anthony Weiner’s ongoing sexually explicit Twitter conversations and photo sharing with six...

Psychology of Technology: Should Search Engines Have a Conscience?

The recent appearance of a racist image of the First Lady Michelle Obama during a search on Google’s search engine raises an interesting question: Should search engines have a conscience? Obviously,...