65: Visionary or Villain

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Product design is on our minds this week, starting with the industry-redefining research that led to the production of modern, psychologically optimized junk food. Have the same sensibilities now overtaken the design of consumer electronics? Do soundbars and Cheetos have more in common than we realize? Is there a bliss point, but for tech? We explore this slightly abstract topic and attempt to arrive at a few answers.

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Here's the article we reference extensively throughout the episode:

The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food:

https://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/24/magazine/the-extraordinary-science-of-junk-food.html

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