Thursday, December 01, 2022

Post in Conference Room

Do not flatter yourself in thinking that you have much control over which temptations you click on. Silicon Valley's technologists and their ever-perfecting algorithms have discovered the form of bait that will have you jumping like a witless minnow. No information technology ever had this depth of knowledge of its consumers - or greater capacity to tweak their synapses to keep them engaged.

- Andrew Sullivan, "I Used to Be a Human Being" [New York magazine September 19, 2016]

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