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What is Technology Doing to Us?


Waking Up With Sam Harris #71 – What is Technology Doing to Us? (with Tristan Harris)

At 1:05:30 in the episode Tristan Harris concludes with what am I being steered to do?

Through much of this episode I was marvelling at the gloom and doom being harped about endlessly. So we wake up to doughnuts by the bedside that we are required to resist every morning? Was there a bigger point to be made here? It may not be a pleasant way to live, but that’s what happens everywhere you go that involves buying anything, and that is how we go about our lives in the modern world, trading time for money and trading money for things. Maybe we should design different systems for people to live in if that reality is too depressing for most people.

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