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  • Batman1 2
    Batman1 2

    We live in a society .

  • Phantasm Star
    Phantasm Star

    its funny how they get these stories from the people that helped create these companies that made money off of it and their asking why social media is so addicting. like how can you relate to that?

  • Mr s The Blade
    Mr s The Blade

    "If you're a loser."

  • preminger supremacy
    preminger supremacy

    We had to watch this in my CSPE class

  • snakefroggy

    You can use the internet as a tool not only an extension of your life. That's what most people don’t seem to understand.

  • Maddie Sharpe
    Maddie Sharpe

    I haven’t even seen the doc but I can tell it’s incredibly overdramatic😭😂 these rich white men are talking like there’s a bomb threat

  • UpdateDotExe

    I hated this movie btw. Very bad.

  • Young Suit
    Young Suit

    people think librarian sciences are about just learning how to find books, but really it's about research and understanding data and information. I think there needs to be a fundamental revamp of how much we value literacy education in this world and educating our young people.

  • TheOof1’sOut

    Honestly, if we didn’t have any technology last year, I would have died. Like, last year I was still able to stay in contact with my friends, and I could still do classes. And video games made me connect to people at my school that I though I could never be friends with. So, it may be bad sometimes, but it also can be good. And so many youtubers, they make me feel so much better. And I know other people that have realized that the internet, is what they think they wanna do. And I hope other people have felt the same way.

  • Face Of Failure
    Face Of Failure

    What I originally thought the show was telling us: don't use social media, it's bad and you are terrible for using it loser What the comment section has made me think the show is saying: use it but don't make it the only thing you do. Go get a hobby or sumthin

  • hicho23

    This video missed the point of the documentary by a mile 🙄

  • Taylor Hansen
    Taylor Hansen

    I felt the same way. The documentary itself is a little over the top... I also find it funny how it's on a streaming service... Yet like you said it feels likd they're slapping us on the wrist.

  • _Hxneymlk_

    I told my dad that I might have anxiety He told me it was my phones fault And made me watch this ;-;

  • HappyToBeHere!

    I just wish when these discussions are brought up people would go "wait but we can agree not all mental illnesses and issues come from being on social media" because there are so many parents and millennials who really think that's the truth instead of thinking these things through or literally just talk to their children

  • Danni Neal
    Danni Neal

    i liked the documentary but i don't think it was successful in getting people off of social media, i think it just made us all more aware of how controlled we are by it

  • OldSkool 55F100
    OldSkool 55F100

    This Documentary is a thinly veiled Lib attack on everything... FACT: It creates more CO2 and Environmental Damage to Manufacture 1 EV. Than 1 Internal Combustion car makes in it's ENTIRE life. FACT 2: Internal Combustion cars are more recyclable.. FACT 3: EV Batteries Contain Lithium Ion, 100x more damaging to the Environment than Mercury... I could care less if suckerberg knows what color undies I'm wearing today...

  • radmadlad

    man just say you are addicted to social media. I think the harms overweigh the benefits.

  • Billybob Jenkins
    Billybob Jenkins

    I haven't seen the movie, but I agree that an honest look at social media is complicated. Like you said, there are plenty of good things about it. But the bad honestly sort of is a doomsday scenario in a way. Just in 2020 alone we've seen tons of people gone batshit crazy on both politcal ends. I don't think social media should be banned, but the manipulation component, be it from foreign powers, our own government, etc. is very real. The power to influence what people believe in should not be underestimated. In fact, someone like Goebbels himself would've been ecstatic if Nazi Germany had today's tech. It's possibly even worse knowing that these are mostly faceless organizations, totally anonymous people even, who are trying to manipulate us all.

  • Tatjana Strunkevica
    Tatjana Strunkevica

    They do say how it can be improved, there should be regulations and laws set out for these platforms (which was brought in as GDPR) and it's all on a wider scale than us and that is why they suggest going off social media. There is no law against any of these social platforms collecting data on people or any real control over the algorithm.

  • CrazyKungfuGirl

    I guess everyone got sick of screaming about how jazz is gonna end civilization so they had to find something new...

  • bana nana
    bana nana

    5:13 The Anime Man's Dad: did i miss the memo?

  • Ashton Phoenyx
    Ashton Phoenyx

    This is like the 5th review I've seen saying that the documentary told us to delete our socials and just get off the internet. Or how they never mentioned the positives of social media. But im starting to wonder.. did you guys watch the entire thing? Because especially at the end not only did they discuss some positives of social media (people finding organ donors, significant others etc) but they also provided alternative solutions like using Qwant or DuckDuckGo instead of engines that track your data like Google. If they went around and went against everything they said entirely wouldn't that dilute and completely contradict their main message? When you're trying to get a point across, it's usually best to have a solid foundation but leave some room for skepticism, which I feel they did quite well. Idk maybe it's just me but I think the documentary did an excellent job getting it's point across.

  • Sophia Ghoubrial !
    Sophia Ghoubrial !

    I love how this is about the internet/electronics taking over and becoming a life of its own and how it effects us, And yet were on the internet this very second...

  • Kell Brigan (Kell Checks In)
    Kell Brigan (Kell Checks In)


  • Humma Kavula
    Humma Kavula

    They lost me at the end when they suggest the actual solution is for people to stop disagreeing about stuff and censoring what they choose isn't true.

    • Steve

      I mean that kind of makes sense, though I wouldn't have worded it like that. Basically we need to start listening to each other, you can't stop disagreeing, but this level of polarization that we have reached is pretty wacky. As for censoring stuff that they choose isn't true, you don't choose what is true, something is either fact, not fact, or opinion. I'm pretty sure he meant censoring false information. I'm also pretty sure that's impossible, but honestly if there was a way, I'd say that would be a good thing. I guess my problem with Alex's video is he kind of goes completely the other direction. I don't think the issue is that black/white, there are shades of grey. There are problems with social media, but I don't think the solution is to cancel the internet or not let our kids use it. I think the internet is relatively new, and we are still learning it's true potential. Hopefully in the future we regulate it somehow.

  • Kira Kira
    Kira Kira

    People love hating on social media, so this « documentary » was good money garanteed. That’s the only thing I see..

  • Isaac Shamoon
    Isaac Shamoon

    Well said Alex

  • alexandria

    Bad... bad time for an ad.

  • spector wing
    spector wing

    I don't blame the people who created these platforms, they tried to advance technologies. They did their job and quiet frankly if they want to create online platforms have at it. The problem is people being absorbed into these platforms. Our problem is that we are so desperate for escapism that we refuse to leave it. Instead of using technology as a tool we use it as an alternative for going out and living our life. Social media isn't bad. Technology isn't bad. People's obsession of it however in our modern environment does get a bit out of hand. Especially when you look at people say my age who spend their highschool years in front of a screen instead of trying to live your life to the fullest or try to experience the real world rather than the virtual one. I'm not saying get rid of technology, I'm just saying take a break every once and a while and just... Live

  • Kevin Hrankowski
    Kevin Hrankowski

    Growing up in the 90's was the best! Talking to your friends on MSN after school am I right‽‽

  • Artsy . Covers
    Artsy . Covers

    This is so true

  • Jana Jovicic (JJ)
    Jana Jovicic (JJ)

    that film changed my life

  • J D
    J D

    They might have taken their conclusions a step too far, but their core argument is still that _capitalizing_ on human weaknesses and _exploiting_ it with algorithms is wrong, not that the technology behind it is inherently wrong. And that argument definitely holds up well. No example you mentioned _requires_ the exploitation and capitalization of the flawed human nature. We can have the good of technology while simultaneously trying to mitigate the harmful aspects.

  • Vahlera Lynch
    Vahlera Lynch

    Tech guy: my kids don’t use social media Ok buddy have fun knowing absolutely nothing about your child. They are going to find a way dude this is how the world worlds

  • Riya Singh
    Riya Singh

    I can't see how people would have survived the lockdown without social media. It enabled them to stay connected despite physical distance and kept their morale high through memes.

  • CarlosHasSeen_1

    Netflix: this wasn't acted! these people are telling the truth!!1!1 Me: That's because it's acted!

  • Devin LeSeven
    Devin LeSeven

    My mom: This is very important for you and your father and your siblings One minute later: My mom is on her laptop

  • Gianna Cameron
    Gianna Cameron

    I think they say that algorithm is bad, not technology

  • Ms. Peep
    Ms. Peep

    This movie is basically boomer propaganda to reinforce the "it's that damn phone" idea

  • JoacGo

    Social dilemma is isnt about getting off the internet,its about having the awerness and self control for the internet

    • Robert Szelepcsenyi
      Robert Szelepcsenyi

      The main issue with this particular video is that it does not distinguish between the Internet and social media. Completely ditching social media surely does not mean getting off the Internet, which had been with us long before social media appeared. It is neither true that there are no alternatives. The are, but just not as convenient. For example, if you want to build an online community or a group, you can, but you have to procure web hosting and have proper software installed, which requires some effort and money. But you gain independence, because you own and/or control the platform. I believe that this gap will be filled soon, there are already projects aiming to provide a really convenient and easy to use platform for these purposes.

  • KotorFan3231

    This was actually a very constructive video. Really forces you to reconsider the whole doomsday narrative about social media.

  • Anjali

    Why do people think using social media is terrible but watching movies all day is fine? Or reading books all day is fine? Either way, you're not "living in the real world." Just let people do what they need to do

  • der Volldrosten
    der Volldrosten

    But it's still right. Go back to reality.

  • chloe yan
    chloe yan

    i have watched tons of ur videos but none of them have been as deep and “good” as this one.

  • mito

    the internet is something that has helped me with my depression and im not saying that is something that will help for everyone, but however it can help people like me who feel alone and sad.

  • HYPsin176

    Rtt klas hierso ?

  • Gabriela Garcia
    Gabriela Garcia

    I feel like technology is a plate and it’s up to you to serve yourself a healthy balanced diet or eat cake every day.

    • Acronym.

      Would you like some cake, though? I have some virtual cake right here 🍰

  • midwings00

    I don't blame the tech founders. Why would I? Alcohol and tobacco are still common despite the danger. So why act like technology and social media is different? Its on us to take control of our life. These guys don't allow their kids to use devices and these apps? So what? They will be forced to choose a tribe when they are adults. Tribal nature is how humans survive. Just because somebody is part of a subreddit like conservatives or liberals doesn't mean you will be unbiased without reddit.

  • Grace Cherry
    Grace Cherry

    the editing on this video is phenomenal!

  • kedaver263

    To everyone who thinks that this documentary is exaggerated, just read up more about Myanmar’s cultural genocide. It’s a direct result of social media. People use Facebook as the news, they formed bubbles which led to hate groups and an eventual coup! It’s happening right now. Yes it’s true that the hate red might have been there from before, but the systemic bringing together of like minded individuals, sharing fake news, and HAVE IT NOT BE CHECKED BY FACEBOOK , has directly caused this issue. There’s a John Oliver episode about this, where he mentioned how there were only two translators hired for the entire country of Myanmar, to keep a check. Of course the solution isn’t to quit social media. Of course not. But to be so purposefully unaware of atrocities and just blaming it on humans, just shows that people need to take this a bit more seriously. So that we can avoid consequences. Also regarding the nature of documentaries, it’s not a documentaries job to show all sides. Most documentaries discuss on a specific topic so as to not send out a conflicting message. " Oh this new thing? This part about it is really bad and here’s why, and here are some solutions". Provides a clearer take away than " This thing? Here’s why it’s good. But also, here’s why it’s bad and here’s so,e solutions". This would provide a much more conflicting overall message.

  • Chad Powell
    Chad Powell

    “Phone bad return to monke”

  • Rikke J
    Rikke J

    7:05 The booktube community is screaming

  • Jay Smith
    Jay Smith

    People like this guy are the reason society is slowly degrading

  • Nathan Thompson
    Nathan Thompson

    I think your point about history evolving with technology and “we will always adapt” falls mute when you ACTUALLY watch the entire documentary and understand how insane the processing power of all this is. Machine learning is an entirely new animal, technological advancement has gone up in the trillions.

  • Thomas Lang
    Thomas Lang

    3:40 wtf dude no the point was that social media has all theese negative effects and should be fixed. It was never we need to destroy social media only it needs to be better. And wtf do theese people have to loose from social media because as you said they have millions in the bank. Also you that the people only cared after they already had a lot of money is just speculation that ignores evidence that contradicts it. Like how they tryed to make it better in the company (the presentation in google), or the fact theese negative effects didn't happen imedietly. And I agree parents should regulate more often than they do but the way media works should not allow this to happen to the effect it does.

  • Michael Delgado
    Michael Delgado

    You honestly missed the point, pretty badly. I guess it makes sense since you're career is based off social media

  • CJ

    I feel bad for their kids. I knew kids that weren't allowed to have social and they were really left out of things.

  • 「 Heaphilian 」
    「 Heaphilian 」

    I wish you would do more videos like this. I really like this video and the newer video that's about friendship. I think they are a really nice break from cheesy disney shows.

  • Nabaasa Penny
    Nabaasa Penny

    I'm in Uganda and they took away our internet for a week for an election and people died and we had no idea, people lost money

  • ADM

    (Without taking in count publicity, althought it exist outside of social media) Some people seem to forget that social media is also art, scientists, specialists, your friends, comunities, basically you can cultive your interests. People can choose what to follow and should have the ability to know what is more informative. For example on IG you could follow a super model, someone like you or a body positive account. In other hand, radicalism has always existed, social media at least gives the chance to minorities so they can express their true experiences without someone intervining. For example I come from a catolic school, cellphones weren't allowed and guess what life wasn't wonderful and lovely. In fact it was forbidden to be gay (written on the rules and no one saw an issue with that) and they had way too much control on our personal image.

  • AcediasYT

    5:04 is that supposed to be a face

  • Edits .sx123
    Edits .sx123

    My teacher made us watch this documentary during our computer class and I’m not really a social app person and boy was I a little glad 🙁😂

  • Elisabeth Wald
    Elisabeth Wald

    Lol this world world suck just as much with or without social media! Also platforms like ITmores are mainly a form of creative outlet and education.

  • Eliza Rob
    Eliza Rob

    I really enjoyed your comments at the end, and it's true. They are making the people feel guilty but i guess this movie was made too to create panic and money so yeaah, we shouldn't take that video so serious haha

  • dream no.2
    dream no.2

    "Peppa pig is ruining children or whatever" ~Alex meyers- If I got that quote wrong- correct me please.

  • dream no.2
    dream no.2

    "technology is a thing that exists. I guess-" -Alex Meyers 2020

  • Spectre

    I know i'm kinda late to the party, but deleting or abstaining from social media or internet wasn't really the message of the documentary. The documentary focuses on persuasive design and technology that is used in social media. The persuasive design or method technology whatever changes peoples behavior slowly overtime and that in itself is very dangerous. Not only does this technology shape people in the long run but it also shapes and dictate the view of society (via information dissimination) and these platforms need to be regulated because of that. Atleast that's how I understood the documentary hahahahaha

  • space-loaf

    I usually love your videos but this was poorly researched on your behalf ..

  • Lonely

    think the point was there's a good way to use social medias but the latter is will it be profitable or is it mostly used to cynical reason

  • clocloe 333
    clocloe 333

    Honestly, praise the internet. Sure, we have all these stories of how it was way better before, but I think things were STILL bad for a lot of people, but we don’t hear about that as much because...well we didn’t have internet. I still think it can bring us down in many ways, but it can also build us up a lot. Since then, humanity has been able to connect faster, and in some better, easier ways. To communicate with someone on the other side of the planet, which is good for you and them since it expands your knowledge of the different places and cultures of the world, you can call or even text if that’s good enough. As he said in the video, too, about people who have disabilities, like being mute, can communicate just like other people would on Instagram, Twitter, or in the comment section of ITmores videos (Lol). It may seem like the universe is screaming, “THE INTERNET IS THE WORST IT MAKES EVERYONE THE WORST”, but if you put yourself in someone else’s shoes-someone who has a disadvantage in this world, then the internet can be the greatest thing to you that can help you make a better life in general. I think there are a lot of more great things to be said about it, and bad things too, but it has greatly changed this world, more for better, I think, than for worse. Lol if you actually read this comment thank you pls like so ppl can see it

  • nobs

    Shut up, Propagandist. you better delete this video, robot.

    • clocloe 333
      clocloe 333

      Lol is this like a person being serious or being a jerk?

  • Jfunkey

    I feel like yes. It's divided people. The internet doesn't have anything to do with Social Media. Social Media itself needs to change in order to actually bring people together. I don't have the answers to that but I feel like this is just a fear campaign that doesn't address any of the actual problems of social media. Mainly polarization and microcosms of highly polarized individuals with very polarizing ideologies. There's no more constructive conversation and we're becoming more tribal because of it. At least hard core Twitter and Facebook users. It's like people are locking themselves into "safe places" that don't challenge their ideas. We as people thrive on obstacles and challenges. If your ideas aren't challenged then are they valid? And if they're never allowed to be tested and challenged they're just going to grow further and further away from reality. And now people are taking it to the streets. I'm not taking sides for this conversation because both sides are to blame if you wanna limit it to politics. But it's like that with EVERYTHING on social media. It's just become labeling. "If you're not in X camp then you're Y person and we don't talk to Y people so move along." It's a terrible structure for society. You can have individual ideas tested by interaction with others, you can have disagreement without violence and arguing. Can we all just agree to disagree and go back to having real conversations without acting like children so we can solve society's problems? We gotta work together and compromise even when we don't agree. It feels like nobody knows how to do that anymore.

    • clocloe 333
      clocloe 333

      I mean while some of what you’re saying is true, I think you’re only looking at one side of things. To you, it may seem that way, but for others the internet can be a great place that lets you connect with other people when you’re in a dark place, or “say” things like everyone else does when you’re mute on Twitter, Instagram, or even in ITmores comments. You can meet your greatest friends on social media through a random post. You don’t have to travel to the other side of the Earth to talk to someone that lives there. Honestly, it’s about picking and choosing what YOU look at on the internet, and if you choose right it can be great.

  • The Solar Wolf
    The Solar Wolf

    This documentary is just useless neoliberal boomer “I’m so moderate” bunk. I hate it with a burning passion with what it does to issues and twist it as being an issue of the internet that can be solved with the power of “regulation.” Screw these stupid Silicon Valley savior wannabes.

    • clocloe 333
      clocloe 333

      Way more agressive than what I would’ve said but completely agreed

    • Jazzy art studios
      Jazzy art studios

      Ik they kind of exaggerate the stuff they talk about

  • Cullen

    All the kids of people who met online be like. "we clones have mixed feelings about the war, without it, we wouldn't exist"

  • Ethan Herangi
    Ethan Herangi

    cut the vid too short bro, i enjoyed this a lot would've loved to hear ur opinion on more of it but allgood. thanks for the content hope ur doin well : ]

  • Samus in a hat
    Samus in a hat

    When I saw this, I liked the actual interviews and stuff with real people, but I absolutely despised the "real" family segments. They were so hokey and stupid and brought the film down by a lot


    O.o so wtf? People really think that what they said is not true? Like wake up! Look around and see how many people are staring at their phones like zombies... do u think thats human? O.O have u looked at most of the comments on the internet? Most are disgusting... have u looked how people waste a hella amount of time for 1 pic for insta? My mom looked at me in a disgusting way for not liking her pic... have u noticed the excessive amount of ads in every social media platform? The ads are increasing and increasing

    • Manuela Gutierrez Gonzalez
      Manuela Gutierrez Gonzalez

      Social media is destroying humanity. We have become subjects to an experiment that goes way beyond our understanding. Whoever made the video felt attack, thus presenting not objective responses. I am relived I found someone who is concerned, in the same way I am. WAKE UP YOU INTERNET ZOMBIES! THE WORLD OUTSIDE IS MUCH MORE THAN A SCREEN!

  • Jay Druh
    Jay Druh

    My fam watched this and forced me to watch it as well, i thought that it was okay for the same reasons alex mentioned. But at the end they said: you should delete your instagram... i was like: you should too?? Some people dont see how hypocritical they’re being and how much their opinions lack knowledge and education. I dont get it. Most of us are very safe on our phones, I always block people who seem sus, i have stuff to protect my emails and passwords..., there’s a very low risk of something happening to me on the internet, but if im out with a friend we could easily be grabbed by someone and put into a van. 🤷‍♀️

  • Justice Grier
    Justice Grier

    Without the internet I would’ve thought I was diseased for not fitting into the cishetnormative society.

  • Albert Jackinson
    Albert Jackinson

    Technology does a whole LOT of good, especially social media. I've been able to connect with like-minded communities, but I've also been able to LEARN a whole lot of interesting things about subjects I love through Google searching and ITmores and all that. There's one word to describe the film: biased. Is it helpful to be aware of the stuff it brings up? Yes. But take it with a slight grain of salt.

  • ankit kumar
    ankit kumar

    social dilema is very right and posetive side movie ,dont ruine its reputation , do your job ,roast nonsense teen movies ,but this movie is very good and with very godd sensitive awareness

  • Nick Tangeman
    Nick Tangeman

    This film messed with my head like seriously this is messed up I am barely on Reddit and Facebook these days because it can be addicting and I have been addicted to it. They are right though social media is very manipulative and the fact there is more to these companies than we thought is pretty nightmarish basically the fact they control everything we do including our personality is terrifying in itself. The film is amazing and very thought provoking there is so much truth to what they are saying.

  • stef catalin
    stef catalin

    This might be my impression, but the documentary isn't against social media it's about algorithms designed to create addiction

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  • Amanda Lewis
    Amanda Lewis

    Could u review "the great hack" next please?

  • Gloop

    Bro you should do a ted talk about this

  • Miu

    I think they're trying to warn about what bad things there are, not make everyone quit apps. Im pretty sure they are realists and know that wont happen and Im sure that they are more than aware of the positives and that is exactly the reason they speak about the negatives. Bc ppl only see the positives but we dont know how much it will negatively influence the next couple of generations, how much it will actually influence ppl and the relationships. There is no need to talk about the good bc its not a big secret everyone is blind to, however the fact that those apps are causing ppl to get addicted was planned this way by the creators of those apps and was not at all obvious to the ppl who consumed it. But yeah, youre right, they should adres on who and why wrote the algorithms, was it thought to be the way it is.

  • Paula Olliver
    Paula Olliver

    Everything said on the documentary is true and I’m not surprised ITmoresrs are trying to defend social media since you all profit from it. The more we come to your channel, the more money you make.

  • jamesLwynes

    I think you are missing a huge point in this documentary. We are the ones who need to teach our children how to live a healthy lifestyle in conjunction with social media. We aren’t supposed to live in fear of the services. They present the facts and the dangers that lie within, but how can we monitor and limit our usage to live our lives normally? That’s the challenge.

  • Rose-Kella Seide
    Rose-Kella Seide

    Any tool can be used as a weapon for destruction and negativity (including the internet) but those tools can also be used for positive purposes.

  • Charlotte “Kez” Hawthorne
    Charlotte “Kez” Hawthorne

    Its not saying there isn't good things about it its saying the harm outweighs the good. And of course you're poo pooing it, you have 2 million subscribers, your livelihood and whole life purpose relies on people being addicted to things like ITmores. Youre a slave yourself, you can't survive without the constant external validation of strangers you're completely threatened by it. Neuroscienctists are saying all screentime is harmful for children especially but adults too and im sorry pal but pretty sure they know a little more about that stuff than you do.

  • 제니시린

    I wanna know what would happen if one day all the social media apps would crush and stop working. Only thing we are left with is Safari.

  • Antonio

    The analogy to a parent scapegoating something to avoid their own bad parenting was a bullseye

  • Real Radish
    Real Radish

    The doc is NOT; - Against the internet - Against technology - Against social media per se - Less relevant because the "whistleblowers" made lots of money If you think that the message of the doc is "to get off the internet", like this Alex Meyers guy thinks, then you have completely missed the point.

    • Antonio

      The doc does attribute far too much to the technology and not enough to problems with the profit motive. The main guy actually incredulously said something like “I was the only one asking how we could make [gmail] less addictive”. Good hearted but idiotic

  • Gabriel S.L Sepulveda
    Gabriel S.L Sepulveda

    I understand where your point of view comes from as the film some times focused more on mmaking it more appealing than realistic, but that's not really the main objective of it. The documentary is an attempt to make awareness of the amount of power and knowledge social media has on us and on how it has made us dependent and easily manipulated by it. The reason of why they talk so much about algorithms is because they have become complex enough to be out of reach of their understanding. When they say that only a few people can understand this programs, they aren't exaggerating, the logic behind this programs is literally driven by billions of interactions each day. If you have some understanding about machine learning, then you will know that this is huge when it comes to building a good A.I. Normally, having this good of an A. I. would be marvelous as the things its trying to solve or do would become extremely easy for it; however, in our case this end up being worse for us as "the thing the A. I. is trying to solve" is that of getting our attention. So, its not that the internet or social media is bas just for the sake of it. NOT AT ALL! The problem with though is that it's capable of suggesting us toward whatever it wants us to, and this is what the documentary tries to convey us. This guys know this things, and are genuinely scared of what can happend int he future because not even them that created fully understand them. I really hope that we can be more aware of the impact that social medias may have in our lives as, gone wrong, it can divides us more than we already are, and as it can also outshined all the good things the Internet and social media has achieved.

  • The Queen Of Cringe
    The Queen Of Cringe

    If it weren’t for the internet, I would’ve probably killed myself by now. There are so many people who have helped me feel better about myself. Of course there’s all the people who have insulted me and tried to put me down, but they just don’t phase me at this point. They don’t have decent insults anyways. I’ve said all the things other people have said to me, though I haven’t called myself a sheep. But that’s not creative enough to make me feel insulted. My Twitter bio says “If you can’t come up with a creative insult, don’t insult me” for a reason.

  • Mario Lopez
    Mario Lopez

    God, knowledge, technology is not good or bad. It's the people using it.

  • Abdullah Shah
    Abdullah Shah

    you really skipped over the last act of the documentary

  • NOW WHAT the penguin slayer
    NOW WHAT the penguin slayer

    I respect Meyers' opinion but I strongly disagree with many of his counterpoints: 1. Meyers stated that this technological revolution is just like the revolution of the radio, or television, and that there will always be Luddites that push back against these technologies. This point is actually refuted in the documentary. The interviewees explain how, unlike the car or radio, which have seen linear improvements over the last 100-200 years, the computing power of our processors is increasing exponentially. It is explained that cars today are about twice as fast as they were in the 1960s, but computer processors are thousands, if not millions of times more powerful as they were in the 1980s (and although Moore's law is slowing down, quantum computing will likely continue this exponential growth). Processors in 2020 are several times more powerful than even processors from 2010. Digital electronic processors are just on a different technological level from the television or the radio. Also, the documentary explains how with TV, the reason all the Luddites began to shut up was because there was regulation about what our children could see. Only recently has the government began to take social media / Big Tech regulation seriously, and most senators are still clueless about the real problems data collection brings and what can be done about them. So this point about the digital revolution of the 1980s / internet boom of the 1990s being like any other technological boom is just not backed up by any substantial evidence or data. 2. Meyers stated that the documentary doesn't show how depressed people would be without social media... but it did. In fact, a psychology professor explained how since 2009 (just a ballpark year, it could be 2010 or 2008, the first major year of social media usage), there has been a drastic increase in the suicide and depression rates of teenage girls (by up to 150%). The professor also stated that today's generation is far less likely to take risks or to go out on a date. Meyers' counterpoint is flat-out wrong. It is not human nature to be awful to one another and make everyone feel depressed. 3. Meyers stated that the interviewees want everyone to get off the internet. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but when did they say that? They said you should limit the age until your child gets a smartphone or social media account, both of which are pretty unnecessary in today's world. They stated that Congress should tax internet companies' collection of user data (to quote the documentary, businesses in which the user "becomes the product") I agree that the internet is no longer optional, but you don't need a Facebook or Instagram account to survive. 4. Meyers stated that the interviewees never talked about the benefits of social media. I'm pretty sure that Tristan did. At the beginning of the documentary. 5. I don't get his point about the hypocrisy of the interviewees. This whole documentary is a public service announcement (albeit a great one that I found incredibly interesting), so you, the viewer, can either choose to accept their advice or ignore it. Why are you interested in shaming these people? 6. Meyers keeps on downplaying the effects of social media and how much it has driven political polarization / radicalization. He refers to the documentary's warnings as "chicken little 'sky is falling' ramblings of former CEOs and vice presidents." The documentary illustrated how these products were designed to keep the user engaged, which is often a result of hate speech and radicalization. Overall, Meyers brought up little to no facts or statistical evidence in any of his counterpoints. In my book, the score is Social Dilemma 1, Meyers 0. Please disagree with me. I love civil discourse. Please point out any factual inaccuracies, I haven't watched the documentary in about a month.

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  • ANB10

    I hate how these people are talking about the ‘system’ like they didn’t create it.

  • A C
    A C

    I don't think the film has issues with people who find help on the internet. Its about the advertising model that generates their income. If they change that model that it would change a lot for the better.