Opening Insights: "...Exploiting the Vulnerabilities of Human Psychology..."
In 2017 Sean Parker, the first president of Facebook told the world what he and other social media and entertainment executives and companies knowingly did and do...
Sean Parker, the former president of Facebook, slammed the creators of the ubiquitous social media giant for knowingly “exploiting a vulnerability in human psychology.”
“The thought process that went into building these applications, Facebook being the first of them … was all about: ‘How do we consume as much of your time and conscious attention as possible?'” Parker told Axios’ Mike Allen in an interview on Wednesday.
“That means that we need to sort of give you a little dopamine hit every once in a while, because someone liked or commented on a photo or a post or whatever,” he said. “And that’s going to get you to contribute more content … It’s a social-validation feedback loop.”
Tellingly, Parker said that Mark Zuckerberg and other social-media pioneers were aware of this phenomenon from the outset. “The inventors, creators — it’s me, it’s Mark, it’s Kevin Systrom on Instagram, it’s all of these people — understood this consciously,” he said. “And we did it anyway.”
It's been over a year since THE TRUTH above surfaced. What was the outcome of such SHOCKING TRUTHS? What has changed?
NOTHING... in fact if anything people have become more numb, conditioned and helpless to the fact that they are infact now "powerless" over technology. We read articles about how silicon valley executives will not allow their children to "play with" technology, how they send them to schools that don't allow screen usage at school or at home, yet these companies and executives continue to feed their entertainment, apps and dopamine-inducing features with the world.
How is the general public reacting to the news of our deliberated manipulation and exploitation?
- For some their lives have become unmanageable... they experience a sense of absolute "powerlessness" over the technology, yet have no viable resolution for recovery.
- For others they are "functioning" addicts.
- For others they only know life as a tech addict/ video game addict/ tv addict... this is the NEW NORMAL created by executives deliberately.
What is the solution? What is the reality we face?
Informational Insights: Discerning Fact from Fiction
The fact is we are constantly being manipulated by the media, by polticans and by corporations. It is unforunate, but it is the truth. Take for instance the meaning of Christmas and the Christmas message shared by Presidents, Queens and dignitaries around the world. How do we discern fact from fiction... how do we discern truth from lies... how do we discern the actors from the people?
Let's look at two Christmas messages as an example:
If you are a Democrat you may think that The Obamas' message below is sincere and heartwarming. Yet if you are a Republican you may experience this as propaganda and lies based on his pro-Muslim and anti-Israeli stance.
If you are a Republican you may think that The Trumps' message below is sincere and heartwarming. Yet if you are a Democrat you may experience this as propaganda and lies based on his capitalist, religious and pro-Israeli stance.
Whatever your political affiliation the fact of the matter remains that both of these videos were designed to reach people in different ways in order pull on our heart strings and aligned with a specific group of people on an emotional and logical level.
The challenge is how do we hear the message and discern fact from fiction without our political bias coming into play... and how do we discern fact from fiction without being swayed my subliminal messages, neural linguistic programming (NLP) AND manipulated dopamine feedback loops.
Possibilities for Consideration: Finding Common Ground
The Co-Lab™ enables
the freedom to have open-thought -
freedom to reason and think.
The Co-Lab™ architecture provides
an environment and structure to
DR. RICHARD JORGENSEN
- What if we could discover and uncover the truth?
- What if we could hold our media responsible and accountable for their communications?
- What if we could ensure that our media becomes based on truth, integrity and evidence-based reporting?
- What if we could part of a solution to unite and support people in developing collective and individual sentience?