What if your brain was hacked?

June 6th, 2011

Along with all the other social divisions we face today, we live in a bifurcated society with respect to technology. On the one hand, we rightly continue to run headlong into a future where a younger generation finds new ways to use technology, to multitask, and to reshape their brains around that technology. On the other hand we have an aging population, whose memories are often fading, who don't understand, or at least resist all of this technology. What happens when these forces collide is the basis of a new novel,  Devil's Plaything, by the NY Times Pulitzer Prize winning technology journalist Matt Richtel. My conversation with Matt Richtel: