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    • Wow, how I enjoyed this. I was not familiar with Tristan Harris but man did he nail this. I took notes on the clip so that gives you an idea how it struck me. LOL. This statement is what really drove it home for me. "We have paleolithic emotions - medieval institutions - and we have God like technology. So we are chimpanzees with nukes."

      He also mentioned that the polarization of society is part of the business model which it is. I believe he is very wise to hit on the model because I believe this is the core of the issue. Until we build technology where the user is at the center of the controls we will always be on the losing side. Thanks for tagging me on this Chris. I am just about finished with the essay I am working on and this helped flesh out a few more ideas. Here is the cover I am working on. I am only sharing to show how relevant this is. Cake - where deep conversations thrive!!!

    • Glad you liked it, Paul. 😊 I knew you would, Tristan is amazing.

      Chris Anderson, the curator of TED, asked him to rush together a TED talk when something like the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke. Usually you have 6 months to prep for a TED talk, visual aids, etc. He only had a week and used cue cards in his hand, but he nailed it:

    • Excellent! Can't wait to watch this. We need people like this on the front lines to help take back control of our experiences. (Assuming we were ever in control 😢)

    • 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🙀