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Episode 2 - EN - #covidtrilogy - How online AI controls humans and the offline world with endless scrolling

May 30, 2021

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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  • Lauren E Sherman, Leanna M Hernandez, Patricia M Greenfield, Mirella Dapretto, “What the brain ‘Likes’: neural correlates of providing feedback on social media”, Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, Volume 13, Issue 7, July 2018, Pages 699–707. https://academic.oup.com/scan/article/13/7/699/5048941 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Holly Scott, Stephany M Biello, Heather Cleland Woods, “Social media use and adolescent sleep patterns: cross-sectional findings from the UK millennium cohort study”, BMJ Open 2019: https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/9/9/e031161 

 

 

 

 

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  • Robert Augustus Masters, Emotional Intimacy, A Comprehensive Guide for Connecting with the Power of Your Emotions. 2013.