Digital vicious circle: Please, again with an Update!

A little piece of happiness today, each of us is always ready. What we were looking for, if we take again, for the umpteenth Time on the day, the phone in the H

Digital vicious circle: Please, again with an Update!

A little piece of happiness today, each of us is always ready. What we were looking for, if we take again, for the umpteenth Time on the day, the phone in the Hand, which answered the science for a long time: nothing other than happiness is. The messenger substance dopamine, as expectation of a hormone referred to, is secreted by the brain, as we expect from the mobile phone at any time, new Likes or messages, which gives us recognition or at least some attention. The lasting happiness and in the digital device us addicted, and thus end up unhappy it can make, said the research for us, too, but – wait, on popping here, just a message. Sorry.

Jörg Thomann

editor in the Department "life," the Frankfurt General Sunday newspaper.

F. A. Z. Twitter

There are also messages on the phone, which I don't wait in joyful expectation is, of course. Quite the contrary: If I am told that in my phone – or Laptop – a Software update is due, then I expect the worst. Felt every few days, this small window with note messages, and when I click instead on "install Now" to "Later" will remain on the screen but admonishing white Numbers in the red circle, which, in view of their signal colors hard to ignore appear. The next Time I click on "Later" and the next Time, but with a growing bad Conscience: The small number is like a point on a To-do list is never checked off.

Now it's even cooler

Where should I be excited about such a message actually. Look, is proud to announce the technology giant of my choice, we have made your phone is now even better, even cooler. There are now a lot more exciting, additional features, and customizable Widgets, what do you say? Costs you nothing extra, just have to click. But I don't click. At least not immediately.

And not only because I don't know what Widgets are.

Updated Date: 01 November 2020, 01:20

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