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Philosophy PHIL 1320 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Insomnia

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Department
Philosophy
Course Code
Philosophy PHIL 1320
Professor
Jonathan Surovell
Lecture
7

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The Effects of Digital Screen-Time on
Wellbeing
Ethics and society
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“How a handful of tech companies control billions of minds every day |
Tristan Harris”
https://www.ted.com/talks/tristan_harris_the_manipulative_tricks_tech_com
panies_use_to_capture_your_attention
>Social Media = Outrage
>Most social media sites prefer to fill people’s feeds with things likely to
outrage them, because
it gives them more attention, which in turn makes more money for them.
>This might actually be killing us as rage leads to heart disease/ higher
risks of having a heart
attack
>”our biggest competitors is facebook youtube and sleep”
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Social media is stunting our ability to socialize
>we have replaces social media with old fashion face to face interactions
>It has made high school students statistically more lonely
>Social media is not a sufficient replacement
>insomnia has also increased alongside depression and loneliness
because of social media and the schools are structured post Bush era
>Parents are not helping, using apps and technology to track where their
children are at all times, further isolating them (child not parents)
>Parents tend to give an upset child a screen, of some sort, to sedate them
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