Our society is being hijacked by technology.
What began as a race to monetize our attention is now eroding the pillars of our society: mental health, democracy, social relationships, and our children.
Former tech insiders and CEOs are concerned that modern technology is being designed to be addictive, and they have started a new website to turn the negative effects of modern technology in a more positive direction. They say:
"Unfortunately, what's best for capturing our attention isn't best for our well-being:
Snapchat turns conversations into streaks, redefining how our children measure friendship.
Instagram glorifies the picture-perfect life, eroding our self worth.
Facebook segregates us into echo chambers, fragmenting our communities.
YouTube autoplays the next perfect video, even if it eats into our sleep.
These are not neutral products. They are part of a system designed to addict us."
They also say that "the whole system is vulnerable to manipulation".
They are looking for supporters. If you agree with them, you can "join" them here: