Saturday, June 22, 2019

Podcast: Your Undivided Attention

insightful podcast interviews

Your Undivided Attention Podcast - Center For Humane Technology

CHT_ Undivided Attention Podcast, Ep.1 _What Happened in Vegas_ Transcript
CHT Undivided Attention Podcast Ep.2 Shouldve Stayed in Vegas Transcript

Flow ... has been described by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi as optimal human experience...  
Too high skill is basically a right angle, it's too much effort it breaks the flow.
... to find that sweet spot in between anxiety and boredom,

human nature is misused by modern advertising technology

"four components of 'ludic loop': 
  • solitude, 
  • fast feedback, 
  • random rewards, 
  • continuity with no resolution.
... has become a toxic loop that is facilitated by contemporary technology"

A phrase you should know: “ludic loop” | NEXT Conference

"It's that circle of doing the same thing again and again because you get just enough reward to keep you trying for it:"
podcast interview:
Ex-Google Design Ethicist Tristan Harris on Technology and Human Downgrading

IoT: Evrythng

very interesting: RFID tags have become very affordable (< $0.05), now able to get unique tag ("serial number = serialization) on almost any thing.

Episode 220: The future of surveillance includes hacked data and biased AI – IoT Podcast – Internet of Things

"... Evrythng, a platform that connects unique tags to the internet. Brands ranging from Coke to liquor giant Diageo use the Evrythng platform to track individual items and connect brands to customers. Guinard discussed how Evrythng has changed with the times in the internet of things, how a new standardcould let consumer packaged good companies track individual items, and how the economics are finally in favor of connected tags. We also discuss the tech needed to track a trillion connected objects, salmon and why companies always turn to marketing first when it comes to IoT."