Food for Thought
This is a long 15 min video, but well worth the time, and one of the shortest videos I could find on this subject.
I had watched the lengthy video, 56 min, of Chamath Palihapitiya at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, (located here: https://youtu.be/PMotykw0SIk), and then I edited down to 13.33 min and posted it on my page (here: https://youtu.be/ASCWwfNXMfo). But then I ran across this edit, by Anonymous, posted just above. This is actually a very nice edit by Anonymous, who usually use those weird robotic voice stuff. Though the title is a little bit hyperbolic and omitted here.
This clip above mainly focuses on the psychological effects of social tech and addiction, which I think is relevant for all of us.
But what I really want to talk about, aspects of capitalism, is contained in the longer clip that I made from the Stanford Graduate School of Business interview, but that would get drowned out in talk about this subject highlighted here, the addictive qualities of the social media corporation's products, and our use of them, so I will relegate my comments about capitalism to another day.
The concerns that Anonymous, Chamath Palihapitiya, Sean Parker, and Denzel Washington, are highlighting here, in this video, are worth acknowledging and then pausing for a moment.
But, while I am on this subject, this Ted Talk video is also relevant, though also lengthy. Here, Ms. Zeynep Tufecki is discussing what we know, and don't know, about human psychology, and it includes political stuff too, so a lot of people here may find that interesting. And she doesn't sum it up with a simplistic solution, but really just presents the inter-related problems and says, WE should figure this out.
Published on Nov 17, 2017
We're building an artificial intelligence-powered dystopia, one click at a time, says technosociologist Zeynep Tufecki. In an eye-opening talk, she details how the same algorithms companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon use to get you to click on ads are also used to organize your access to political and social information. And the machines aren't even the real threat. What we need to understand is how the powerful might use AI to control us -- and what we can do in response.