Covid feels scarier every time we read about it in our newsfeeds, even though our physical realities are slowly getting into a new normal. Virtual reality has become as real as the physical one. What we do in one world influences what happens in the other. However, these two worlds can be at odds with each other. Lacking this understanding exposes us to neurological hijacking by online algorithms and the profit-seeking companies that own them. If you wonder why teens are getting more ultraviolent and suicidal, or why adults can't have an adult conversation anymore, this episode is for you!
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