The first thing you see on the TV screen is a hard-hitting quote from ancient playwright Sophocles (Sof-Oh- Cleese). It reads…

“Nothing vast enters the life of mortals, without a curse.”

It’s as if, Sophocles jumped into a time machine and observed life in 2020. In this case, it’s as if he saw our social media sites and wanted to give us fair warning.

That’s what the new Netflix movie ‘The Social Dilemma’ is attempting – sounding a very large alarm.

Here’s another eye opening quote from the movie.

“If you're not paying for the product, you are the product.”

If this was a quote from an actor from a movie or TV show, it would be somewhat benign. But it’s not from either of those. In fact these messages comes from the worst and most potent messenger on this topic – the very creators of social media.

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The major players and creators of our social networks are featured in this documentary with a sobering, eye opening, and at times, shocking explanation of how it all really is engineered. You may think you think you know how Facebook, Google, Instagram, Snapchat, Tik Tok etc works. After watching this movie, you realize, you only knew enough to scratch the surface.

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The major players and creators of our social networks are featured in this documentary with a sobering, eye opening, and at times, shocking explanation of how it all really is engineered. You may think you think you know how Facebook, Google, Instagram, Snapchat, Tik Tok etc works. After watching this movie, you realize, you only knew enough to scratch the surface.

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We tweet, we like, we post, we share with no regard to what those consequences are. The movie asks, “What are the consequences of using social media?” As digital platforms increasingly become a lifeline to stay connected, these Silicon Valley insiders reveal how social media is reprogramming civilization by exposing what’s hiding on the other side of your screen. And it’s startling.

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For me, I will never look at social media the same again. Is it ironic that after watching the trailer, you are still being tracked? The answer, is yes.

These social media companies have a very detailed profile on you. They know you better than you best friend does. As these Silicon Valley pioneers who build the beast, now fear it.

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For me, I will never look at social media the same again. Is it ironic that after watching the trailer, you are still being tracked? The answer, is yes.

These social media companies have a very detailed profile on you. They know you better than you best friend does. As these Silicon Valley pioneers who build the beast, now fear it.

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They also clearly explain AI has already taken over. We just don’t know it yet. So where is it going? The movie discusses it and it’s a lot to process. MIND. BLOWN.

I also am aware of the irony that you may be viewing this from one of those platforms.

The best way to describe “The Social Dilemma” is I feel like I am now digitally woke. Jarred awake. A rude awakening.

Look if you want to stay asleep, more power to ya. But it may be worse thing you can do.

 

All My Best,

The JimShow