Harvard graduate Renée Richardson Gosline is a Senior Lecturer, and Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management was named one of the World’s Top 40 Professors under 40 by Poets and Quants, and an MIT “Iron Professor.”
In this video, Goseline details a series of experiments and the effects of social comparison and the reverse placebo effect. Are we too reliant on technology? Is technology making us feel inadequate?
We can’t remember any numbers without our cell phones and have difficulty driving without Waze. We increasingly rely on technology to perform basic cognitive tasks, and this choice is becoming more automatic and less conscious. We assume technology improves our choices. But does it? A series of experiments will be used to examine the topic, leaving the viewer with the question: when do I assume greater rationality from technology, and how does that affect my expectations about my own behavior?