‘Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia

A guy writes about guys only who are building new careers by being anti-addicted to tech and offering nothing. Typical editorial ploy to try to stay in the game by being anti-game. And then some editor or writer will suggest being anti-anti-game as a new ploy to get eyes on page and ad dollars/euros… puleeze!


Google, Twitter and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks alarmed by a race for human attention

Justin Rosenstein had tweaked his laptop’s operating system to block Reddit, banned himself from Snapchat, which he compares to heroin, and imposed limits on his use of Facebook. But even that wasn’t enough. In August, the 34-year-old tech executive took a more radical step to restrict his use of social media and other addictive technologies.

Rosenstein purchased a new iPhone and instructed his assistant to set up a parental-control feature to prevent him from downloading any apps.

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