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Modern day digital technologies have an immense capacity to improve our lives and empower us as individuals, in groups or organizations. However, we are starting to realize the negative impact these technologies also have on our peace of mind, focused attention, productivity, relationships and overall psychological, social and environmental health and well-being. Research shows that the way we respond to cues from our devices and the apps on them, neurologically is closely linked to the patterns of substance or gambling addiction. Platforms like Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram leverage the neural circuitry used by slot machines and cocaine to keep us using them as much as possible.