Psychology of Technology

Psychology of Technology

Psychology of Technology: Cloud Computing: Lose My Data, Lose Myself?

Does anyone feel the least bit unsettled by the emergence of cloud computing as the Next Big Thing in computer innovation? Yes, it looks like a great idea on paper...

Psychology of Technology: EnFuziasm

I didn’t see it coming. Though I have always been interested in technology and was typically an early adapter, there were no indications of what would happen to me when I...

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: 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...

Is Your Family’s Relationship with Technology Healthy?

How involved in technology your children are is only half of the equation in its impact on them. The other half, of course, is the degree to which you are savvy...

Is Coding Camp a Good Thing? Answer: Not to Me

One of the booming trends in the 'youth-achievement-industrial complex' is computer coding camps (and after-school coding programs). Here is an article in which I was interviewed that discusses this new, and...

Can Technology Save Itself from Itself?

With the 20th anniversary of the birth of Internet just passed, I thought it a good time to step back and reflect on the role of technology in our present lives...

Will There be a Backlash Against Technology?

In a past post, I described my belief in the Law of Unintended Consequences, which suggests that we can’t predict how innovations will impact us individually or collectively. This law couldn’t be...

Psychology of Technology: 5 Smartphone Rules to Live By

The smartphone has become a ubiquitous status symbol of and tool for businesspeople doing   business. In offices, on the streets, and in airports, what self-respecting businessperson doesn’t have their smartphone, whether...

Children’s Immersion in (Mobile) Technology is “Shocking”

What do smoke signals, drums, books, the telegraph, telephone, fax, mobile phones, and the Internet have in common? They have incrementally enabled us to connect with more people and access more...