Watched a thought provoking documentary – The Social Dilemma. Explores the surprising counter-intuitive human impact of social networking with tech experts, psychologists & families. Infinite scrolling, push notifications keep users constantly engaged. Personalised AI recommendations use data not just to predict but also influence our actions, personalities, realities as created by algorithms. Turn users into easy targets for advertisers, sellers & propagandists.
How new technologies in our digital age are both educating & exploiting the brain’s evolutionary need for inter-personal connections. Remarkably effective in sounding an alarm about the incursion of unsecured data into social lives & beyond. Presents an informative, intriguing perspective. Finding the right balance, accountability is key to successful interactions between humans & technology.