In a day and age where everyone has email and even the poorest of the poor have a mobile phone, the new status symbol is to not be near any screens. Not only that, but studies are showing that screen time is bad for children's brain development and as schools move towards more screen time, the children of the rich learn in tech-free private schools.
The joy — at least at first — of the internet revolution was its democratic nature. Facebook is the same Facebook whether you are rich or poor. Gmail is the same Gmail. And it’s all free. There is something mass market and unappealing about that. And as studies show that time on these advertisement-support platforms is unhealthy, it all starts to seem déclassé, like drinking soda or smoking cigarettes, which wealthy people do less than poor people.
The wealthy can afford to opt out of having their data and their attention sold as a product. The poor and middle class don’t have the same kind of resources to make that happen.
|“With smartphones, they’ve got you for every waking moment.”|
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|"A computer that is a hundred times more accurate than a human, and a million times faster, will make 10,000 times as many mistakes."|
|“Recent advances in the field of artificial intelligence.”|
|“A two-legged robot created by Agility Robotics, designed to get your delivery from a car to your door.”|
|“Many [Silicon Valley] parents now have serious concerns about tech's impact on kids' psychological and social development.”|
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|“For the first time in the history of life, we can affect the future of our evolution.”|
|“The company is losing billions, has essentially no underlying value, and its business could be hammered overnight.”|
|“A deep fake sex video emerges in a Google search of your name.”|
|“Self-driving trucks will begin hauling mail between USPS facilities.”|
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|“How these systems are being fused together to design new regimes of totalitarian surveillance and control.”|