The Man Who Lied to His Laptop: What We Can Learn About Ourselves from Our Machines
Counterintuitive insights about building successful relationships- based on research into human-computer interaction.
Books like Predictably Irrational and Sway have revolutionized how we view human behavior. Now, Stanford professor Clifford Nass has discovered a set of rules for effective human relationships, drawn from an unlikely source: his study of our interactions with computers.
Based on his decades of research, Nass demonstrates that-although we might deny it-we treat computers and other devices like people: we empathize with them, argue with them, form bonds with them. We even lie to them to protect their feelings.
This fundamental revelation has led to groundbreaking research on how people should behave with one another. Nass's research shows that:
Nass's discoveries provide nothing less than a new blueprint for successful human relationships.
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Review: The Man Who Lied to His Laptop: What We Can Learn about Ourselves from Our MachinesUser Review - August Niehaus - Goodreads
Okay. This took way longer than it needed to, but that's also why it loses a star: it was a bit of a slog. Thirty-plus scientific studies can only be so boiled down - you're still going through the ... Read full review
Review: The Man Who Lied to His Laptop: What We Can Learn about Ourselves from Our MachinesUser Review - Goodreads
Interesting book on interaction design from the perspective of social interaction. Nass has written a book where he picks all his experiments done to test interaction with computers to extract ... Read full review
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