"BRAIN HACKING " AND "PROGRAMMING PEOPLE "
Smartphones addiction of is no news to hear now. But have you ever wondered the reason for overusing mobile phones is some engineers who design the phone, apps and social media are trying to get you hooked?
“This thing(smartphone) is a slot machine. Every time I check my phone, I’m playing the slot machine to see, ‘What did I get?’ This is one way to hijack people’s minds and create a habit, to form a habit.”
--Tristan Harris, a former Google product manager, said in an interview with 60 Minutes.
He is one of the few tech insiders to publicly acknowledge that the companies responsible for programming your phones are working hard to get you and your family to feel the need to check in constantly. Some programmers call
it “brain hacking” and the tech world would probably prefer you didn’t hear about it.