I’ve written critically on how social media and the gaming industry uses psychological hacks to get people hooked, but is there a positive side to hacking our brains? Gamification is using gaming techniques to motivate users to do things they may not otherwise want to do. My recent article in MercatorNet, “Turning life into a game,” looks at the pluses and minuses of using gamification as a motivation tool.
Podcast Interview about Teen Girls and Technology
My article in Salvo magazine, “Do You Like Me?” garnered the attention of Walt Mueller of the Center for Parent/Youth ..
Our Uneasy Tranquility
Almost a year ago, I came across several articles about the rising use and misuse of benzodiazepines, particularly among teenagers. ..
Embryo Selection and IQ
I took over the Biohazards column in Salvo Magazine from Paige Cunningham at The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity. ..
My Casualty Report for Salvo Issue 48 is on the increase of vaping among teens. I wrote this report just ..
Embryoids: Unique Entities or Human Embryos
Embryoids are made from pluripotent stem cells and have many of the features of embryos, but are not technically embryos. So, what are they and is research with embryoids ethical?