I’m looking to start writing more on the subject and am wondering if anyone at CHT or in the community knows of a list of the evidence backing up the main points of the CHT thesis outlined in the new agenda video or on the Problem page?
- The mismatch between our natural human sensitivities and the exponentially growing power of technology opens the door to massive extraction and monetization of our thoughts, emotions, and actions—generating a slew of harmful side effects, such as:
- A - Shorter attention spans
- B - Outrage over dialogue
- C - Addicting our children
- D - Polarizing democracies
- E - Turning life into a competition for likes and shares
Digital Addiction - Digital slot machines occupy more and more space in our lives
Mental Health - We constantly face a battle for our attention, social comparison, and bullying
Breakdown of Truth - It’s become harder than ever to separate fact from fiction
Polarization - Stronger ideological rifts make compromise and cooperation more difficult
Political Manipulation - Creating discord through cyberwarfare is far more cost-effective than military action
Superficiality - A social system built on likes and shares prioritizes shallowness over depth.