Taleb: the casual investor who checks their portfolio too frequently will go berserk, worrying about minor price changes.
Lanier: if you prime a computer system to respond to quick changes in emotion, it will select for lust and anger (fast) over learning and friendship (slow).
Hardware idea: scanners/copiers should, after each job, emit a beep and display an on-screen message saying: “Don’t forget your original document!”.
When unimpeachably intelligent people literally “can’t find” the program (window, tab, etc.) that they were/are using, one must, I think, admit that it is the user interface that is unintelligent.
Communications technology is the medium of modern consciousness: freedom of speech, thought and association are near synonyms for freedom of and with respect to the technology of communication.