‘Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia | The Guardian

We live in the midst of our own creation, a hurricane of information that threatens to overwhelm useful knowledge, cultural values, and cognitive abilities. It is also the greatest opportunity for humanity to share the stories of life, personal and social needs, great ideas, inspiration, and so much more.

“One reason I think it is particularly important for us to talk about this now is that we may be the last generation that can remember life before,” Rosenstein says. It may or may not be relevant that Rosenstein, Pearlman and most of the tech insiders questioning today’s attention economy are in their 30s, members of the last generation that can remember a world in which telephones were plugged into walls.

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