The problem with technology

Replacing aspects of our lives with technology can create some significant social, physical and psychological issues for individuals and for society. Issues that we should consider and design for when creating new technology, new products and new platforms.

00:00 – Intro
00:19 – Social issues
00:47 – Physical issues
01:06 – Other issues
01:27 – A human solution
02:48 – Outro

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