The Social Delimma
The problem beneath all other problems
Technology’s promise to keep us connected has given rise to a host of unintended consequences that are catching up with us.
If we can’t address our broken information ecosystem, we’ll never be able to address the challenges that plague humanity.
A 5,000 person study found that higher social media use correlated with self-reported declines in mental and physical health and life satisfaction.
The # of countries with political disinformation campaigns on social media doubled in the past two years.
64% of the people who joined extremist groups on Facebook did so because the algorithms steered them there.