Matt Richtel


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in Los Angeles, The United States
October 02, 1966

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A Deadly Wandering: A Tale ...

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Dead on Arrival

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An Elegant Defense: The Ext...

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Hooked (Nat Idle, #1)

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The Cloud (Nat Idle #3)

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Floodgate

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“researchers worry that heavy use of interactive media can, over time, reduce attention spans. The fear is that we grow so accustomed to frequent bursts of stimulation, we have trouble feeling satisfied in their absence.”
Matt Richtel, A Deadly Wandering: A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attention

“He repeated that the texting driver faces a sixfold crash risk, whereas a driver talking on the phone faced a four-times increase in likelihood of a crash, which he said was roughly equivalent to someone who is legally drunk. A drunk driver and a person on a phone were equally likely to crash, whereas “we’re seeing the risk factor for accidents when someone is texting exceeds the level when people are legally drunk.”
Matt Richtel, A Deadly Wandering: A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attention

“the brain is limited, lacks bottomless capacity, and isn’t particularly fast relative to computer technology. The technological advances defined by laws of Moore and Metcalfe got married and long since overtook what our brains can handle. And we know now that their union also presents the challenge of addiction, or, at least, serious compulsion. Even allowing for the fact that we can know these devices challenge our limitations, sometimes they are so compelling we can’t stop using them.”
Matt Richtel, A Deadly Wandering: A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attention

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