In this technology obsessed world many of us are guilty of spending too much time on our gadgets but admitting it is sometimes the hardest feat of all. John Hargrave’s Mind Hacking acknowledges the problems that our reliance on technology does to our personal self and attempts to offer a solution in order to reprogram our way of thinking. Perfectly timed for the new year, Mind Hacking comes with practice sheets that allow practical interaction with the book and a possibility for the reader to reprogram their own mind and therefore free themselves from the constrictions of their own technology obsessions.
There is quite a lot of IT jargon present in the book, understandable given Hargrave’s extensive background in programming, which is wonderful if you are IT savvy but at times can make the book quite hard to plod through especially for those less technically minded. However, Hargrave’s basic premise is still prominent throughout the book, that of controlling technology rather than letting it control you, and I’m sure many a reader will be able to take away something from the idea.
I reviewed this book for the wonderful people at NetGalley.