The Social Dilemma

Based on a recommendation, I watched the documentary The Social Dilemma on Netflix. It was fairly well done, interesting, and most important, it presented how "The technology that connects us also controls us".

"This documentary-drama hybrid explores the dangerous human impact of social networking, with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations." It explains that we are not just the product that is being sold, which is not enough to generate billions in revenue. What is being sold is technology's ability to mold our behavior and ultimately tailor the reality we perceive. In other words, behavior modification is the product.

Interestingly, while criticizing social media for manipulating the minds of their users, and particularly of adolescents, the documentary features the obligatory mixed race family. In case you missed it, Netflix has embedded wokeness in their much of their product offering. Talk about attempted behavior modification. It's sort of like the pot calling the kettle black.

Website for The Social Dilemma. Reviews of The Social Dilemma on Rotten Tomatoes.

... Facebook warned that it will go on censoring to “keep pace with the evolving nature of the pandemic and regularly update our policies as new facts and trends emerge,"

Wherever these new facts and trends emerge from, it won't be from its platforms... Facebook, Instagram, and its younger cousins are not places where a new consensus can emerge by discussing serious issues. It’s where the proles are expected to listen to whatever they are told what to think and to do by their betters....

The internet, once a medium for public debate, is becoming a machine for segregating the public from the elites, and of dispensing elite opinion to the wider public.... The controllers claim that they want to fight disinformation, but what they really want is a monopoly on disinformation.