Breaking Free: Facing Up To Digital Manipulation

Breaking free of technology

Have you ever found yourself pondering why our attention spans are dwindling in this digital age? After reading Johann Hari’s ‘Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention,’ I wanted to bring in some heavy voices that illuminate Hari’s point about B.F. Skinner’s legacy in today’s digital mass manipulation, shaping our lives both online and offline. I aim to show how philosophers, anthropologists, and sci-fi writers as thinkers have long warned us about this. Here, I explore their ideas with my own reflections on the subject…. Read More