What Eyeballs Did During The Facebook Nap

Mark Tinka mark at tinka.africa
Fri Oct 8 15:40:26 UTC 2021

On 10/8/21 17:26, Tom Beecher wrote:

> There is already lots of published research on social media addiction 
> that does call it out just that strongly.

Oh no, I didn't mean that the research to link social media addiction to 
long-term mental harm does not exist. It's just that such research will 
be ignored or buried under piles of stone to never see the light of 
common day, so that BigCorporate can keep cashing in on our addictions.

As a practical example of life-saving research-stomping, between the 
US$1.5 trillion food industry, the pharmaceutical industry, the medical 
fraternity and the medical insurance companies, there is a reason why 
the globe spends US$1 billion on insulin therapy for Type 2 Diabetes. 
Every. Single. Day. And the research about how T2D can be successfully 
reversed, through diet alone, has been around for over a decade:


> There is a reason why that company has started going to great lengths 
> in recent years to make it harder for outside researchers to do 
> similar work.

Exactly my point, above.

And sadly, little young Jane + Thabo won't be looking for social media 
feeds on how to get their social media addiction under control.

Look, I like all this traffic, and it brings in revenue for my business. 
But I'm starting to wonder whether it's all worth it, if we end up 
creating a generation with significantly less brain function, for the 
first time in our evolution, less than 50, 60, 70 years from now.


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