The Science of Technology Addiction, and its Impact on our Happiness
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Monterey, CA 700 Munras Avenue, Monterey, California 93940
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12 - Jun
(Nearby Event: Business)
Where:WSGR, 950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, California, United States, 94304
Everyone is looking down. But especially kids. There is something unnatural about a 15 month old using an iPad to soothe him or herself. Everyone assumes this is just the natural progression of our "tech society". But what if this is doing harm to us, and to our brains? And what if children are more vulnerable than adults? Numerous politicians are calling for "reining in" of the internet. Is this necessary? We will answer six questions: 1) Is there such a thing as Tech Addiction? 2) Is it similar to or different than drug addiction? 3) Does technology lead to depression and suicide? 4) Have our minds been hacked? 5) Are children at more risk?  6) Is there anything that can be done about it? The answers to these questions provide us a blueprint to harness technology for good, and not for ill.Space is limited so register now before tickets run out! About Speaker:Robert H. Lustig, M.D., M.S.L. is Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, and Member of the Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF. Dr. Lustig is a neuroendocrinologist, with expertise in metabolism, obesity, and nutrition. Dr. Lustig graduated from MIT in 1976, and received his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College in 1980. He also received his Masters of Studies in Law (MSL) degree at University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2013. He is the author of the popular books FatChance (2012), and The Hacking of the American Mind (2017). He is the Chief Science Officer of the non-profit Eat REAL, and Chief Medical Officer of BioLumen Technologies.
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