On The New York Times, David Brooks opines that with the tech sector creating invasive, monopolistic, and manipulative systems that are ruining real-life human interaction, they are comparable to the tobacco industry: making millions of dollars on a harmful addiction. Now might be a good time for them to come clean.
Some now believe tech is like the tobacco industry — corporations that make billions of dollars peddling a destructive addiction. Some believe it is like the N.F.L. — something millions of people love, but which everybody knows leaves a trail of human wreckage in its wake.
Surely the people in tech — who generally want to make the world a better place — don’t want to go down this road. It will be interesting to see if they can take the actions necessary to prevent their companies from becoming social pariahs.
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