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Learn From These Bugs. Don't Let Social Media Zombify You

Learn From These Bugs. Don't Let Social Media Zombify You

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Scroll, scroll, scroll... it’s got a name: zombie scrolling syndrome... Consider parasites... some have the power of mind control. Or... zombification...

the jewel wasp... grabs a cockroach twice her size... injecting nonlethal venom... dopamine... alters the roach’s behavior... cleaning itself instead of running for its life...

zombifying parasites are hacking biology. And so, with their A/B-tested, keep-you-permascrolling tactics, are the titans of social media... evolution never expected that we would be getting social stimuli from people we don’t even know... We’re not only vulnerable... lack defenses...

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