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Jeff Hancock:
The future of lying

TEDxWinnipeg · 18:31 · Filmed Sep 2012
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Jeff Hancock: The future of lying
18:31 · Filmed September 2012 at TEDxWinnipeg · Subtitles available in 24 languages

Who hasn’t sent a text message saying “I’m on my way” when it wasn’t true or fudged the truth a touch in their online dating profile? But Jeff Hancock doesn’t believe that the anonymity of the internet encourages dishonesty. In fact, he says the searchability and permanence of information online may even keep us honest.

Psychologist
Jeff Hancock studies how we interact by email, text message and social media blips, seeking to understand how technology mediates communication. Full bio
This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxWinnipeg, an independent event. TED editors featured it among our selections on the home page.

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