Post Carbon Fellow Peter Whybrow describes our addiction to computers as "electronic cocaine". His work is cited in this article in the Daily Telegraph (UK).
From the article:
"Electronic cocaine": I wish I'd thought of that. The phrase has been coined by Dr Peter Whybrow, a British-born psychiatrist who runs the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behaviour at UCLA, to describe how digital innovation is becoming ever smarter at exploiting our bodies' natural reward systems.
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