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December 19, 2012

The Rules of Panic

"Why do we freak out at some technologies and shrug at others?", wrote Clive Thompson in an interesting piece in the November 2012 issue of Wired.

More: "Genevieve Bell [director of interaction and experience research at Intel] believes she's cracked this puzzle. To provoke moral panic, technology must satisfy three rules."

1. It has to change our relationship to time.

2. It has to change our relationship to space.

3. It has to change our relationship to one another.

"Individually, each of these transformations can be unsettling, but if you hit all three: Panic!"

December 19, 2012 at 08:01 PM | Permalink


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The difference between panic and choking: http://www.gladwell.com/2000/2000_08_21_a_choking.html

Posted by: Scott | Dec 22, 2012 1:56:50 PM

"It has taken us 400 years and we still haven’t sorted out the door." - i like that

Posted by: sherlock | Dec 20, 2012 3:08:41 AM

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