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Big tech makes you addicted

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Big tech makes you addicted morons. Media Review

1) One of the first developers of AR systems Louis Rosenberg
warned about threats to humanity (https://bit.ly/319wfWU).
A renowned researcher in academia and business, entrepreneur
Rosenberg is the head of Unanimous AI. In 1992, based on his
developments, the first AR-system, Virtual Fixtures, was introduced,
designed for training pilots of the US Air Force. In his opinion,
the metaverse will turn out to be more dangerous for users than any
social networks. Rosenberg believes that the goal of augmented
reality in general and the metaverse in particular is to showcase
virtual content in its most natural form. This means that the AR
system can cripple the sense of reality, blurring the boundaries of
the possible in the mind and distorting the interpretation of daily
experience. In his opinion, augmented reality will soon become
decisive in all aspects of life and he is concerned about the
legality of the use of such systems by social media platforms that
will control society.
According to Rosenberg, social media constantly manipulates reality
by filtering out what the audience is allowed to see. Every day,
users increasingly depend on corporations to provide and maintain
the countless technological layers used for manipulation. The
researcher warned that integrating augmented reality into our lives
is essentially a one-way ticket. In order to get rid of virtual
problems, it will be impossible to simply take and remove an AR
headset. This will mean that the citizen will immediately lose
a number of advantages in the social, economic and intellectual
spheres.
2) Researchers at Harvard University found (https://bit.ly/3cYPu8d)
that adults feel sadder if they use platforms preferred by young
people like TikTok and Snapchat - perhaps because they make them
feel old. Scientists surveyed 5395 American adults with an average
 age of 56 years, twice - in May 2020, and then again a year later.
Participants were asked to complete a 9-question questionnaire on
mental health and indicate which social media platforms they used.
Study lead author Professor Roy Perlis told NBC News: People who
used Facebook, people who used TikTok, and people who used
Snapchat were much more likely to tell us the second time they felt
overwhelmed when they filled out the survey.
The exact reasons why different age groups are more likely to report
feeling depressed when using social media are not known. One theory
is that people feel more out of place using social media that doesn't
match their age profile, leading to them getting out of sync.
Snapchat is primarily used by people under 35, and TikTok's main
demographic is even younger, with most users in their early 20s.
Facebook, one of the early social media giants, has more older
users.


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