Choice Architecture in Our Competitive Culture

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Choice Architecture in Our Competitive Culture

A piece discussing the ways in which our local and state governments can use "choice architecture" and some competition to guide their citizens towards resilience. Here is the first part which introduces an interesting video:


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      Computer technology has increased in an exponential fashion throughout the last 50 years, whether it be in the form of laptops, cell phones, internet software, bluetooth devices or sensory equipment. Unlike technology involving advanced weaponry or biological manipulation, new computerized devices are almost always welcomed with open arms by the American public, and have not posed many ethical issues (except perhaps in the context of law enforcement). Of course, that doesn't mean there has not been a good deal of concern about its uses voiced by academics and writers. The words written by George Orwell in his seminal work 1984 [1], in which the government used advanced technology to monitor and control its citizens, should have perhaps been regarded as emerging facts rather than imaginative fiction. The internet, for example, has proved to be an excellent data-mining source for governments and corporate institutions that seek to gain information about their citizens and customers, and this reality should be cause for a lot of concern. Check out this video entitled the "Most Disturbing Presentation Ever: Our Tech Nightmare", which presents a new form of computerized commercial technology which may easily cross the line of clever corporate gimmicks, and enter the realm of unethical social manipulation:

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