Here is a longer video of Yuval Harari and Tristan Harris being interviewed by the Editor of Wired magazine - Nicholas Thompson
One thing I did become convinced of, is the wisdom of covering the video camera on my computer screen and not using facetime on my phone..... Maybe I just kidding myself.
It is interesting, I have always thought that one of the differences between a conversation of adults, with a conversarion among children, is that adults can see several different levels to the conversations they are having, that a lot is communicated beyond the simple literal words passed back and forth. I always thought that one of those levels involved considering what I am being told, and WHY I am being told by someone, and what's in it for them telling me something. People have always tried to persuade each other, and now we have computers trying to do the same thing. We still CAN turn them off, mostly.
I have just about abandoned Facebook, very little of interest for me there anymore, and too much devoted to influencing me. I like Youtube, but its recomendations can get squirrelly at times too. What's a person to do🙀