Why Smart Phones Should Help Us Avoid Selfie Sabotage

"Brett Frischmann, Director of Intellectual Property and Information Law Program at Cardozo School of Law, told us that when technology prompts us to think about how to handle a nude selfie, the process actually can enhance social learning and help a new level of common sense emerge.

“ Like GPS, many technologies provide helpful nudges and have anti-developmental consequences. That is, they inhibit the development of critical human capabilities. So a useful design default is to prompt users to engage in active choosing, which may be essential to social learning and in this particular case, the development of common sense. We can’t presume people know or should know how to deal with problems posed by new technology. They might not even recognize the problem as such. It may take some reflection and perhaps even deliberation with others. Common sense often works that way.”"