Stay Up Late? Messy? Swear A Lot? You Could Be a Hidden Genius

Stay Up Late? Messy? Swear A Lot? You Could Be a Hidden Genius

Some of those “bad habits” of yours, like being messy, staying up late, and swearing, are actually indicators of high intelligence.

If you were like me, you grew up with some basic rules to follow and keep with you all the way into adulthood. “Don’t stay up too late.” “Keep your room clean.” Don’t swear so much.”  (My parents actually told me not to swear at all, but some situations call for an F-bomb. Have you seen A Christmas Story?)
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How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds — from a Magician and Google’s Design Ethicist

by Tristan Harris

“It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they’ve been fooled.” — Unknown.

I’m an expert on how technology hijacks our psychological vulnerabilities. That’s why I spent the last three years as a Design Ethicist at Google caring about how to design things in a way that defends a billion people’s minds from getting hijacked.

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