[VIDEO] Smartphones Are Designed to Be Addicting

February 23, 2018

If you’ve ever thought that you check your smartphone too much, you’re certainly not alone. In fact, the 2.5 billion people around the globe who currently own smartphones likely share the same problem as you. That’s because tech companies design their products to be as attention-grabbing as possible. Along with detailing the ways that smartphones and apps can monopolize your focus, this video also demonstrates a few techniques to limit your phone use.

Questions:

  1. Is it ethical for tech companies to design smartphones in such a purposefully addicting way?
  2. Do you plan to try out any of the video’s suggested techniques for limiting smartphone usage? Why or why not?

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