How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds — from a Magician and Google’s Design Ethicist

On the sometimes devious UI design cues that subtly but powerfully affect our decision making. Our choices are not as free as you might think.

“Are you upset that technology hijacks your agency? I am too. I’ve listed a few techniques but there are literally thousands. Imagine whole bookshelves, seminars, workshops and trainings that teach aspiring tech entrepreneurs techniques like these. Imagine hundreds of engineers whose job every day is to invent new ways to keep you hooked. 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.”

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