Thursday, August 23, 2012

Maslow's Hierarchy and Web Addiction

This is funny, but on a more serious note, I do think the issue of web and phone overuse and addiction actually has a great deal to do with Maslow's hierarchy. Specifically, as a culture we have the bottom two levels basically nailed but are woefully starving, perhaps to an unprecedented extent, for the top four. The Internet sometimes gives us the ability to gain those top four levels, but most often, it simply gives us the illusion.


  1. And the last part of it is the truth--illusion.

  2. @Donna: You're exactly right. I've been thinking about how some of the vehicles for illusion might become vehicles for actualization.