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Social Media Is a Denial-of-Service Attack on Your Mind

Social Media Is a Denial-of-Service Attack on Your Mind

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these technologies ... kind of a denial-of-service (DoS) attack on the human will. Our phones are the operating system for our life. They keep us looking and clicking... wears down certain capacities, like willpower... repeated distractions lower people’s effective IQ by up to 10 points... over twice ... that ... from long-term marijuana usage....
really rapidly... inversion between information and attention. Most systems... assume an environment of information scarcity.... role of the newspaper ... help you pay attention to, the things that matter. But if ... a good article ... gets the most clicks, you get things like click bait ... When information becomes abundant, attention becomes scarce....
persuasive tech ... create habits for us.... making us forget about those stars that we want to live by... We start taking lower level goals as having inherent value... Radio was a huge factor in Hitler’s rise to power. It’s why he put one in every house....
This industry employs ... thousands of Ph.D. designers, statisticians, engineers.,.. work every day to ... undermine our willpower. It’s not realistic to say you need to have more willpower. That’s the very thing being undermined!

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