How Technology Distraction Kills

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Drivers tell pollsters they know it’s too dangerous to text while they’re at the wheel, but about one third admit they do it anyway. Now there’s persuasive evidence that we don’t have as much choice as we tell ourselves. Matt Richtel reports for the New York Times, where he writes about the intersection of technology, neuroscience and public policy. He’s author of a new book called A Deadly Wandering: A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attention.

Credits

Guests:
Matt Richtel - Technology Reporter, New York Times - @mrichtel, David Greenfield - Center for Internet and Technology Addiction - @CITACenter, Cathy Davidson - City University of New York - @CathyNDavidson

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Benjamin Gottlieb, Claire Martin, Jenny Hamel