Technological Stress: Psychophysiological Aspects of Working With Modern Information Technology

Astoundingly, this Swedish researcher is discussing technology stress in 1997. A graduate of the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Bengt Arnetz, M.D.,  is now a professor at Michigan State University. His early works also included TechnoStress and the use of skin rashes from video players (which he termed video display units).  Reading the abstract below, it’s easy […]

10 Jobs That Are Being Replaced By Machines

Todd Wasserman from Mashed writes about the future of employment for machines replacing humans.  Do you want job security? Become a wedding planner. That’s the advice from Glassdoor, the jobs and career community site. Automation may claim as many as 47% of current jobs by 2033, according to a recent Oxford University study. If you’re […]

Smog In Our Brains

In this article by the American Psychiatric Association written in 2012, the EFFECTS of more familiar technology is revisited. It now seems likely that the harmful effects of particulate matter go beyond vascular damage. Jennifer Weuve, MPH, ScD, an assistant professor of internal medicine at Rush Medical College, found that older women who had been exposed to high levels of […]

Elon Musk: There’s Only One AI Company That Worries Me

Tesla founder (Paypal before that), Elon Musk is not a fan of AI. The video below reveals his personal thoughts in that area. He says  that ” …not all AI futures are benign.”  This position or concern, if you will, prompted Musk to create an Open Source type called Open AI so that AI power can […]

Stephan Hawking Warns That AI Could Destroy Mankind

In a recent interview with the British newspaper The Times, Hawking talked about the advancement of technology and the relatively slow evolution of man in keeping pace. “Since civilization began, aggression has been useful inasmuch as it has definite survival advantages,” he said. “It is hard-wired into our genes by Darwinian evolution. Now, however, technology has advanced […]

Column: Students Are Addicted to Their Cellphones, and They Need Our Help

Growing concerns over the ways cell phone use affect teenagers have prompted an in-depth study by neuroscientists like Dr. Frances Jensen, who wrote “The Teenage Brain,” and a new documentary, “Screenagers,” by Dr. Delaney Ruston, which addresses how parents deal with the effects of excessive screen time on their adolescents. A teacher in Montana says that cellphones […]

Active Phone — and Its Silence — Causing Stress

Yet another article about the addiction to mobile phones. This time, it’s Ross, an Adobe employee living in Sacramento, CA that is reporting cell anxiety. In an article written in the Sacramento Bee by Sammy Calola (and retrieved from the Indiana gazette), ross says, “I never have it away from my person. That gives me anxiety. It bothers me […]

New Study Reveals Even More Ways Your Smartphone Is Stressing You Out

A recent article from Men’s Health Magazine reports on a study which says that you might have even more reasons to be stressed by your phone. “Being unable to answer your phone—even when it’s right in front of you—can spike stress and anxiety, finds new research in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication”. Cortisol, the hormone that […]

Social VR Solutions

This blog comes from a site who’s author is “Suzanimator”. It gives a very good detail of how virtual reality worlds are being used and some insight into it. It also defines the different types of social VR. “The basic categories of interactions for social VR will be one on one interactions – you talking […]