WEB & TECH / NOV. 14, 2015
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Does Technology Know Us Better Than Ourselves? [Video]

First, let me get this out of the way: it’s a video that’s kind of, sort of warning us against technology and predictive technology yet at the same time it’s sponsored by Intel. Is the dynamic of choice the worst thing we could do for our cognition? In the face of excessive choice, for the sake of prosperity, are we, unfortunately, overwhelming ourselves? And can technology save us from this?

See, you jumped to the conclusion that was warning us about technology but, in fact, it’s pointing out the possibility in the case that we offload all of the mundane decision making to computers that will know us better than we know ourselves.

And it won’t even be creepy – here’s why: hunger and cravings are the body telling us what it needs nutrients. So, say you’re hungry, but because of the aforementioned mental fatigue of mundane decision-making, you can’t decide what to eat. The solution? Simply plug in your wearable devices, and they will tell you the food options that will fulfill your body’s deficiencies, thus your cravings… Okay, that is kind of creepy, but I think the cool far outweighs the horror.

See Also: 5 Ways Technology Will Change Our Future

Would you like to see this technology unencumber our minds of daily and insignificant decisions? Let me know what you think in the comments section below.

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