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The Attention Economy

Are your days consumed by apps and devices that seem to be mushrooming everywhere? If you are like me, you may be wondering if these tools with their promise to streamline our lives are in fact causing more stress. There’s a reason for that. Today’s world runs on an attention economy that’s driven by technology, and businesses profit from our attention. In this episode, Prabu talks with leading researcher, neuroscientist, and author Amishi Jha about the real price of our attention.

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Prabu David is a social scientist who studies the social and psychological influences of technology in daily life. Since 2015, David has served as dean of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University. He examines topics such as multitasking, mobile health, social media and wellness, compassionate computing, digital privacy, facial recognition and ethics in AI.