Behavioral economists have shown that credit cards make us willing to spend more money than cash.
If you follow the romance path with the Iron Bull, he will then sleep with you, but you are probably in for a shock when the scene hints at him having quite a large member.
Like Yelp reviews, but for experiences.
By shaping the menus we pick from, technology hijacks the way we perceive our choices and replaces them new ones.
For example, NYTimes.
Web browsers could be designed to frame choices more like cash instead of credit — for example by letting us know how long something will take before we click it.
With its onslaught of never-ending choices, never-ending supply of relationships and obligations, the attention economy bulldozes the natural shape of our physical and psychological limits and turns impulses into bad habits.