Our Social Dilemma

by Sep 23, 2020

Information is powerful.

If information is power, then how it’s presented is control. I’m not about to go all 1984 on you, however… I did just watch a little film on Netflix called “The Social Dilemma,” and it really has me thinking about just how much information we consume. 

It’s not just about how much we consume, it’s also about how much we give. Social media platforms, websites, companies, all of them track our information and extract data from it. It keeps us in consumption loops. It keeps us watching the same types of things over and over… it can be a truly crazy cycle! 

When we consume a lot of the same type of information, it starts to put blinders on us and forces us to think specific ways. 

In this episode, I’ve got a lot to say about the state of the world. Don’t worry, I won’t get too political or anything! I’m deeply fascinated by how information is given to us and how we consume. 

Once we understand our habits, we can start to work against the system and keep improving your lives. Thankfully, we’ve got a positive spin here. I think you’ll appreciate where this conversation is headed.

In this episode you’ll learn about…

  • Netflix’s The Social Dilemma Documentary. (0:33)
  • Tech engineers impacting billions. (3:59)
  • Our attention is the product. (7:28)
  • Russia’s impact on the 2016 election. (12:16)
  • Ex-social media giant executives tell all. (16:23)
  • Gaming as a time suck. (19:58)

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