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How To Take Back Control Of Technology

How To Take Back Control Of Technology written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing

Marketing Podcast with Gaia Bernstein

In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interview Gaia Bernstein. She is a law professor, Co-Director of the Institute for Privacy Protection, and Co-Director of the Gibbons Institute for Law Science and Technology at the Seton Hall University School of Law. She writes, teaches, and lectures at the intersection of law, technology, health, and privacy.

Her forthcoming book, Unwired: Gaining Control Over Addictive Technologies shatters the illusion that we can control how much time we spend on our screens by resorting to self-help measures. 

Key Takeaway:

Our society has a technology problem because of how addictive it is, causing mental health issues for its users, especially children and young adults. The tech industry is manipulating us to spend much more time connected than we intended, while they are making money by harvesting our data and our time. Gaia compares the tobacco industry and tech companies, and how they use similar strategies and addictive measures to keep their customers engaged. She suggests that regulations should be applied to regain control, protect users and prevent addiction.


Questions I ask Gaia Bernstein:

  • [00:52] There are many books talking about how we need to be unwired, what are you kind of hoping to add to that collection of warning books?
  • [02:48] The book’s first part is about the idea of…

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By: John Jantsch


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