Heather Zeiger



Taking apart the news cycle merry-go-round
17 Oct 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: anxiety, internet, media, social media
How can we escape from the nagging anxiety that we’re not worrying enough?


Silicon Valley’s creepy obsession with longevity
2 Aug 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: ageing, bioethics, immortality, longevity, Silicon Valley
How about US$8000 blood transfusions from teenagers?


Turning life into a game
14 Jun 2017 | CONNECTING |  
tags: gamification, marketing
Marketers are trying to make life easier by borrowing techniques from the gaming industry


Technology and addiction: How Big Gaming hacks into our psyches
6 Apr 2017 | CONNECTING |  
tags: addiction, technology use
To counter their game plan we need to form good habits in children. Part 2 of two.


Addiction or compulsion: our love/hate relationship with technology
23 Mar 2017 | CONNECTING |  
tags: addiction, Internet use, internet use, loneliness
Is existential angst driving us to connect?


Manipulating science news
10 Feb 2017 | CONNECTING |  
tags: fake news, media, science hype, science news
Politics is not the only place to look for 'fake news"


The seven deadly sins of social media
21 Nov 2016 | CONNECTING |  
tags: addiction, social media
Tinder is lust. Netflix is sloth ... and it all adds up to idolatry.


Pay no attention to the man behind the algorithm
23 Sep 2016 | CONNECTING |  
tags: Facebook, media ethics, news media
Our digital gatekeepers fall short of their own hype.


When is it ethical for police and the military to use killer robots?
15 Aug 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: drones, ethics of warfare, robot ethics, robots
Does death become more moral if it is low cost and risk-free?


Blind faith in DNA
23 Jun 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: DNA testing, science, science hype, scientism
We should be wary of accepting bold claims by researchers until they have been thoroughly tested


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