Addicted to your phone? Reaction to “The Social Dilemma” Documentary

12-Okt, 2020
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Addicted to your phone? Patrick Bet-David shares his Reaction to “The Social Dilemma” Documentary. Bet-David breaks down the responsibilities of social media companies and how society places the burden of protecting kids from social media addiction on these companies, as opposed to placing said burden on their parents, where it belongs. Subscribe for weekly videos
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  • Have you seen “The Social Dilemma”? Thoughts on the doc...

    ValuetainmentValuetainment3 oy oldin

      Leonard LiffLeonard LiffOy oldin
    • I like how you close this video by advertising another video...Its True !!you can't blame the producer, you have to look at the consumer!!!

      Rami الحماديRami الحماديOy oldin
    • Yes, I did and about a month before that I already deleted facebook, instagram . . I found time to workout instead of wasting time - my mind has been in much bigger peace since . .

      Peter MenovníkPeter Menovník3 oy oldin
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    Михаил ЗеленовМихаил Зеленов16 kun oldin
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    Leonard LiffLeonard LiffOy oldin
  • That documentary was more an after school special. It was to stem the damage for the democrats

    Kosuke KoichiKosuke KoichiOy oldin
  • Spot on. Because a business wont succeed if the customers only come once and then never come again. Capitalism and the business models succeed by repeat customers! Supply and demand. Simple economics.

    Tee WilliamsTee WilliamsOy oldin
  • Precisely, putting the responsibility on the right side.

    Santiago SSantiago S2 oy oldin
  • You make decent points, but here’s the counter. Every industry that you mention for product addiction is regulated to not overstep. Social media is not regulated at all... 2. Modern marketing techniques are dishonest and promote consumerism addiction, which proves the point of the docu film and yours as well. Money is the root of all evil...

    Jarred TrappJarred Trapp2 oy oldin
  • You nail it !!!!!

    Leah AkelLeah Akel2 oy oldin
  • Lovely, I admire your perspective towards the social media platforms addiction and its control.

    Abdulhafeez AlabiAbdulhafeez Alabi2 oy oldin
  • I Had A Dream Coulple Years Ago And The Entire Country Had Went Under Like A Heavy Dark Apocalyptic Fog And Everyone Felt Fear Times A Thousand, No Matter Who You Where In The USA.... Rich or Poor, White or Black.. Basically Everyone Woke up And Started Lines As Far As The Eyes Can See of People Tossing Their Phones Out In To A Public Place Like The White House or Time Square... Like Famous Places Basically But Not To See These Places But To Toss Their Phones Into A Insane Pile That Grew By The Second....... It Was Creepy as Hell Because Everyone Felt Like They Where Going To Have A Heart Attack Out of Fear But Everyone Knew One Thing And That One Thing Was To Toss Their Phones For Some Reason...... It Was A Creepy Feeling....

    Marco CarrilloMarco Carrillo2 oy oldin
  • Although the user/consumer is indeed responsible for the addiction, the real problem is mentioned at the beginning of the video when search results are affected by the location from where you are executing the search. It's ok to have topics in which we don't have a general consensus, but the search results should represent the lack of consensus and not promoting a popular opinion in that area. Also, there should be a distinction between building up engagement versus trying to create addiction. The first one is the interest of both the service provider and the customer the second is only favorable to the provider. And if we are talking about the younger generation, there must be a responsibility of the service provider. As a father of two young kids, it's my duty to lay down reasonable and useful rules, but I cannot control each and every aspect of my kid's life, so yes, if a product is considered as safe for kids under 16 for example, then it should not have functions that can cause addiction.

    András BalogAndrás Balog2 oy oldin
  • do you have anything to suggest to Europeans that have been locked down again???? What are we supposed to do???? They are killing us!!!

    Dem KoutsDem Kouts2 oy oldin
  • Wtf is climate change real??

    Youngforeverlasting YFLYoungforeverlasting YFL2 oy oldin
  • It's on the consumer, but we've been made dependent and actually rely on this stuff in our day to day lives. These companies should be held to account

    Imran AImran A2 oy oldin
  • They are good and bad things on social media. Bad: -hard time focusing. -multitasking. -wasting time. etc,ect....ect. Positive: -Connecting with people. -See what is trending which gives you a topic for your friends to talk about. -Searching for information. -Learning a skill. etc,ect....ect.

    Viktor HristovViktor Hristov2 oy oldin
  • great video !! thank u 💯

    Mare O.Mare O.2 oy oldin
  • Twitter should not censor anything. It is like telephone company would listen to our telephone conversation and block us if they dont like what is being said.

    Olga SvenOlga Sven2 oy oldin
  • Yeah it is the purpose of the product to be addictive , but there are regulations and taxes on Cigarettes to controll it's usage , What regulations does Facebook has , nothing , So we need a strong will of regulating them , and taxing them for large data they collect , so they don't go out collecting every bit of data on this planet

    Mayur BhorMayur Bhor2 oy oldin
  • He sounds like a gangster lol

    ryan evansryan evans2 oy oldin
  • great point of view Patrick

    GabrielGabriel2 oy oldin
  • Just because everyone does it, does not make it okay to make people addicted to your product

    Aniruddhan BalakrishnanAniruddhan Balakrishnan2 oy oldin
  • So if Elon Musk makes neuralink and valve with their brain analysis makes you more addicted...then....

    Kola CaoKola Cao2 oy oldin
  • Netflix wants us to blame whoever makes the drugs and not ourselves. Apart from that the documentary was an eye opener

    John DoeJohn Doe2 oy oldin
  • This is another dilemma...we need free speech, the ability to communicate with each other; thoughts, ideas, opinions. When you separate the masses this ability to enjoy free speech is altered, severed, controlled as well. It is up to the individual to choose whether they believe something or not, whether to join the masses or to remain an individual free thinker examining whether something is propaganda, marketing, brain washing or truth.

    Debra WilsonDebra Wilson2 oy oldin
  • Socialism is a mandate from any government or world powers to take away your freedom to choose to do something or not. It is cloaked with what is best for humanity, for the total sum of the people rather than individual choice. Dictators are covert in their strategies until the people assimilate and comply. What is so dangerous about this? If a mandate is instituted discarding your liberties, individual freedom of thought and choice then you are no longer free but a prisoner of a system that is corruptible, dark, manipulated to fit the goals and ideals of those who control the system. Dictionary: Herd mentality the tendency for people's behavior or beliefs to conform to those of the group to which they belong.

    Debra WilsonDebra Wilson2 oy oldin
  • I deleted FB & Instagram & have never had a Twitter. I just do Snapchat & UZworld. I'm not famous, I don't care about number of followers & friends & plan to enjoy it that way.

    Empty NesterEmpty Nester2 oy oldin
  • self discipline and self control the two main things. A drug dealer won’t point a gun in your head and force you to consume his/her drug. They go by supply and demand.

    Gerardo Herrera JrGerardo Herrera Jr3 oy oldin
  • I'm sorry Pat, but this is a TRASH take.

    Marcus LouisonMarcus Louison3 oy oldin
  • I just like the way, he describes the product or a service that was designed to be addictive.

    Mokshith TeluguMokshith Telugu3 oy oldin
  • See I completely agree with the aspect of addiction being on the individual. However companies I believe do have to look at how their platforms impact the aspect of truth. This is not just a social media issue but is heavily tied to it. Not an easy solution but that’s my only real problem. Very easy for me to limit my screen time slash addictions relatively speaking. It is much harder for me and society to find common truths when the amount of misinformation and bias is this widespread.

    Tamir EshelTamir Eshel3 oy oldin
  • It is very true what you say it's the parents responsibility.

    Marco VMarco V3 oy oldin
  • Terrible english

    J KJ K3 oy oldin
  • things are insane whichever way you put it

    John PlumleyJohn Plumley3 oy oldin
  • My addiction is definitly youtube! I spend so much time watching youtube videos it’s so crazy. One day i spend 7 hours watching videos!

    The horny and autistic boyThe horny and autistic boy3 oy oldin
  • Self discipline

    mikeaze423mikeaze4233 oy oldin
  • I strongly disagree. Companies should have a repsonsibilities towards their customers that make them rich in the first place. And fact is that we cannot awaken everybody in the world to look up and be responsible for themselves at once; some people aren't capable of doing so at all or atm and thus they shouldn't automatically be made into easy-to-manipulate sheep-like beings. The more sheep you produce, the longer you will have to live with them. Except, that's something you need to actually enrich yourself from their non-resistance, than oc go for it, for the profit. IMO the keyfactor and difference to all those other things that make you addicted: nothing is as easy available at ANY POINT IN TIME as these Social Media Smartphone machinery is and you can even remain a functioning part of society if you are. Because of its availability, it's implications on everyday social life and cognitive behavior are gigantic! I mean for example, when was the last time you were bored, or jsut a moment of emptiness, where you watch your surroundings without any purpose and just exist in time for a little, little bit and not immediatley distract yourself with a meme. And the emptiness doesn't frighten you, becasue after a while you yourself fill it up with your OWN meaning and not that's given by an instant bleep from your phone. looking forward to a healthy discussion

    Dan JamDan Jam3 oy oldin
  • Russian Fighter Jet Disables US Missle Destroyer Using Electronic Warfare Weapon

    darthvader5300darthvader53003 oy oldin
  • Yes but those companies aren't heading us toward civil war

    Anthony ToddAnthony Todd3 oy oldin
  • What is a woman's business model? To get a man addicted to her. "We can't blame the drug"

    comedycoptercomedycopter3 oy oldin
  • I don’t have a right or wrong answer to this, I thought it was a great documentary, makes you question things, but let me give u a conflicting scenario to your advice about kids. What if you do what you say and restrict them, don’t allow them on social media. You have now alienated a portion of them from their friends at school. Taken away moments that are shared between their friends through conversations videos and pics. You may be able to control your child but you cannot control other children from using it. This may bring a sense of isolation or general feeling of being left out. It may not as well, just wanted to give u something to think about.

    Robert BrownRobert Brown3 oy oldin
    • It’s like sending ur son to baseball camp and forbidding him to play baseball

      Robert BrownRobert Brown3 oy oldin
  • The difference is that the TV, etc. is one-way advertising. The social media sites are collecting real-time data about YOU and manipulating what they present to you based on that data. Plus, you aren't taking McDonald's everywhere with you like you do to your phone and the apps.

    Debra JohnsonDebra Johnson3 oy oldin
  • The issue isn't just addiction, the issue is the lies that are being passed off as truth. Which is a bigger harm. Watch the documentary for yourself. Sounds like someone just told you bits of the documentary.

  • I think you missed the point Pat.

  • Wiser words have not been spoken on the subject

    miguel camposmiguel campos3 oy oldin
  • Word!

    Mashiach AdonaiMashiach Adonai3 oy oldin
  • Love this, Patrick! Here are some of my thoughts as someone who has worked with hundreds of people on these issues. Some people go to a psychotherapist to break an addiction through talk therapy and end up getting addicted to the therapy. 4 or 5 years later they are still seeing the same therapist every week or two. At $150+ a pop, the therapist loves this. He’s living the high life while you’re going broke. Is this his fault? Of course not! You make the choice every time you schedule your next appointment. . Forget mind control and manipulating your brain chemistry. There is no power greater than your own mind. All this talk about mind control, MKUltra and the rest of that crap in just to get you to believe that you don’t have a choice. Once you take on that belief you’re screwed! It is your belief that opens you up to that possibility. You’ve invited them in. Now they can control your mind because you just gave them permission. This is the key. Unless you give them permission, they have no power over you. This is how advertising works. They offer you the opportunity to buy into the belief that you need a certain product to somehow enhance your ego, the idea of who you think you are. Once they convince you that you are lacking in some way, and must use their product to overcome this lack, you’re hooked. All they did is present the idea to you. It was always up to you to accept it or reject it. This goes for anything you find yourself addicted to be it cell phone apps or donuts. One more thing on this mind control stuff that is in vogue now. At one time it was easy to manipulate people through advertising alone. We now live in a time where people are waking up in droves and starting to see through this simple form of manipulation. Smart business people saw this and had to come up with a strategy to regain control, to convince you somehow that you don’t really have the power you’ve just taken back. So, what do they do? They convince you that what you think you have done, taking back your own power to make decisions, doesn’t matter because they have found a way to circumvent that process by developing technology that forces you to bend to their will. Don’t believe it! They can’t force that on you. Again, you give them the permission they need by believing that you are weak and powerless. Nothing could be farther from the truth! It's up to you, and you alone, to take responsibility for your own addictions. You voluntarily created them and only you can make the decision to release them. YOU CAN DO THIS! Your mind and heart are more powerful than you realize. It’s time we stopped blaming corporations, the government, the deep state and all the other entities that work to exercise control over our thoughts and behaviors. Are they doing this? Yes. Do you believe something should be done? Great! But you have to start with yourself before you can effect change in the world. After all, they have the free will to try and manipulate you, just as you have the free will to say NO.

    David RedenteDavid Redente3 oy oldin
  • Censor ? , then no 230 ! They can be sued. Parasol and rumble = NO CENSORSHIP! Forget Facebook twitter UZworld. Good job Patrick!

    hazlettbhazlettb3 oy oldin
  • I’m a fan of your Chanel and I understand your perspective/commentary but I have to say I think you should rewatch the documentary. I’m saying this because I noticed some irregularities in your commentary versus what the documentary is talking about.

    The CleanerThe Cleaner3 oy oldin
  • Netflix hidden agenda 0.04 death rate ppl saw through the lies. Billionaire plays spending 100s of billions to make trillions. Yes Bill Gate is not a ruthless business man he made it to the top and and continue to build his weather faster than ever bc he a nice guy. The end of this movie bc it’s not a documentary redirects by we need to find the truth no we should allow everyone to say what they believe...Not allow social media to moderate what they believe to be true

    sharklifesharklife3 oy oldin
  • The best video about this topic!!

    Daniele QueirózDaniele Queiróz3 oy oldin
  • Regulations only will take our freedom away. We must control our children.

    Norge Matos AldanaNorge Matos Aldana3 oy oldin
  • Totally agree 💯

    Put The Shovel DownPut The Shovel Down3 oy oldin
  • Pat spent 4 years telling everyone to vote for Trump, and Trump has been a disaster. His first 3 years in office (before the Pandemic) Trump created 2 million LESS jobs than Obama did in Obama’s last 3 years in office It took Trump 6 months to realize the virus was real and not a hoax, the economy and our 401-Ks are in the toilet and now Trumps running around calling military veterans like Chris Kyle , Patrick Bet-David and John McCain suckers and Losers.

    C PhillpsC Phillps3 oy oldin
  • *Takes advice and doesn't click next video

    Jeanie JeanieJeanie Jeanie3 oy oldin
  • Great job for Pablo Escobar to getting addicted a big chunk of america ✌️

    Robertas KotovasRobertas Kotovas3 oy oldin
  • I seen 10 yr old cry because they took the phone away .

    HUGO cHUGO c3 oy oldin
  • his whole tone for the first 1 minute and 15 seconds suggests he hates social dilemma but he doesn't want to come across as a hater so he pretends to be unbiased before he begins to tear it to shreds .... then like magic ... he tears it to shreds

    warnzy ricwarnzy ric3 oy oldin
  • That’s the Army!

    JeepCherokeefulJeepCherokeeful3 oy oldin

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  • Wouldn't your argument make it legitimate for fruit traders to inject their produce with something addictive?

    Richard HorrocksRichard Horrocks3 oy oldin
  • Social media as we know it will die out. It has a novelty factor, but very little substance, and where substance is possible, it's frequently squandered. One day people are going to see that it's nice outside and that their loved ones are with them.

    Richard HorrocksRichard Horrocks3 oy oldin
  • I love PBD but on this video I think he got it wrong. It's not only about these companies making their products addictive. The main issues are monopoly of information, spread of fake news, danger for democratic systems and societies, data and privacy concerns. People like him with a lot of discipline and self control tend to point their finger on others thinking "I can do it", "why can't they? It's easy".

    Yannick NdombeYannick Ndombe3 oy oldin
  • It's about you being king (aware/counscious) in your own temple (body). YOU alone are responsible for your life choices, not the governments, teachers, parents, boss, partner, friends etc. Say NO when others want to decide for you.

    KadyKady3 oy oldin
  • Brilliant say it how it is... each responsible for their own it social media, coronavirus. fullstop.

    Carolyne GCarolyne G3 oy oldin
  • The big issue with social media is whether it's a platform or a publisher. A publisher closely controls everything in exchange for risking liability based on what gets posted. If a site claims to be a platform then it is NOT within their rights to censor, and any form of censorship is restricting freedom of speech. Aside from direct calls to violence and slander/libel, everything else needs to be uncensored. Otherwise, once discussion breaks down, people naturally turn to violence. If another Civil War breaks out it will directly be the fault of the mainstream media working together with Big Tech to censor ideas they can't defeat through discussion.

    Masked BadassMasked Badass3 oy oldin
  • So actual drug dealers shouldn’t go to jail?

    Dre StrickDre Strick3 oy oldin
  • I am addicted to listening your podcasts. lol

    Drone TwinkiesDrone Twinkies3 oy oldin
  • Everything your saying is true.!!!! However some people want to sit in the stands and eat popcorn and curse at the players on the your are a fan!!!!! or a player on the court !!!!!

    Emeron JacksonEmeron Jackson3 oy oldin
  • LAST 🤬💩

    Scott SimonScott Simon3 oy oldin
  • Top!

    Shakil UmarShakil Umar3 oy oldin
  • Pat, I found your words to be laughingly ironic. Do you realize that by expanding your programming you are only adding to the problem! I can spend all day on my phone listening to or reading from my favorites like Dennis Prager, David Rubin, Ben Shapiro, Candace Owens, Jordan Peterson, science and history podcasts, the Epoch Times, Clarion Call, and more.....and that is only on my phone. Then there are over 8 hours a day of talk radio programming I like to listen to. I started watching you on UZworld about 6 months ago when you would give your periodic chalkboard lectures. I groaned when you started your 90 minute morning shows. Talk about addiction....there are not enough hours in the day! I need to take your advice and use some self-control. But who do I cut out first?

    dehdeh3 oy oldin
  • This guy is too old to be wearing two watches vest and have a 20 year old fade lol

    Enzo87Enzo873 oy oldin
  • One thing to consider Pat - This Social Media stuff effects your mind which is the most important thing we have. Other products might be addictive but there not tampering and manipulating your mind.

    NajarNajar3 oy oldin
  • Wtf! This Dude got hair??? 2020 is weird.

    siliconterbulancesiliconterbulance3 oy oldin
  • Almost wanted to post the conclusion you made. Totally agree. That was my take away after watching the documentary - use your freaking will and don't get addicted. If you don't have a strong will, train it.

    DenisDenis3 oy oldin
  • You are so right, not to mention tgem advicating the censorship of subjects they find controversial.

    changa doobschanga doobs3 oy oldin
  • What is the business model of Valuetainment .. I got addicted!

    Marco OliveriMarco Oliveri3 oy oldin
  • Well said

    Dj RiizeDj Riize3 oy oldin
  • A good book on this would be digital minimalism by cal Newport

    jeremiah johnsonjeremiah johnson3 oy oldin
  • U re completely wrong on this one perhaps u don't have the knowledge to really understand it and that's why you compare it to coffee and McDonald's. You can't compare a dangerous addiction driven by AI 24 hours globally and improving each seconds to a product addiction driven by tv pub. You missed all as every one who is not technically knowledgeable about AI. And that's why it was important to have the engineers to talk about what's is the danger to use AI to reprogram kids and adults brains. Thanks to chamat who was in charge to this program on Facebook and sean Parker the first ceo of Facebook to talk about this subject to people and alert them. In my opinion as many the source of the problem is the business model of this platform. And I think we need to have regulations of this business model that some countries start to understand it's danger like australia and europe union. Don't get me wrong, we need social media platform but not with the actual business model.

    Beautiful MindBeautiful Mind3 oy oldin
  • Amen!

    Klaus PleinKlaus Plein3 oy oldin
  • Good on you for letting go of tequila.

    Almamater8888Almamater88883 oy oldin
  • You're dead wrong on this. Your point of view is totally messed up due to 'entrepreneurship' .. This is far more than only 'selling a product', this is about society and the future. Kids and even adults get messed up by social media. Twitter, Instagram, FB, they know exactly what they were doing. Same like a crack dealer does. Doesn't mean its OKE, because the market lets it to be OKE.. Try a new pair of glasses, maybe you will see the world as it really is. Become more human and less CEO. Bet your wife told you the same, use the advice and try to make the world better.

    Lieke PoolersLieke Poolers3 oy oldin
  • look at all these people addicted to COVID data and bullshit

    T MT M3 oy oldin
  • Steve jobs wouldn’t let his kids play with an Ipad. That’s says it all

    ThomasThomas3 oy oldin
  • Perfect!

    Wilbington RomeroWilbington Romero3 oy oldin
  • There’s a lot of things in this world that’s addictive but in my opinion it’s always to the person himself to make a decision .moderation is very importantYou can like a lot of things but you don’t have to be addicted to it

    Daisy WuDaisy Wu3 oy oldin
  • Unfortunately not everyone has the same self control. Definitely needs to be laws to regulate the data this companies controls. This is not just about addiction either it’s also about huge brainwashing that can definitely generate a civil war. Even like what happens in Myanmar by killing Muslims by spreading propaganda. Idk this documentary was spot on imo.

    Latin CryptoLatin Crypto3 oy oldin
  • I'm sorry but I have to highly disagree. "Addiction is a complex condition, a brain disease that is manifested by compulsive substance use despite harmful consequence." I don't think that all the companies have a conscious intention to get everybody hooked on their product despite harmful consequences. I'm not sure, tbh, what is their goal or intention, but that's my guess. Addiction is something that happens compulsively and that addicts can't control. Now, the goal of using the product and satisfying a need/want is a different thing- it may come from conscious/unconscious consumption, but it doesn't have to be an addiction. If I'm addicted to Facebook- it means that I compulsively use it DESPITE harmful consequences. In other words- there are harmful consequences to me yet I keep on using it. Is that what the companies want? I don't think so. My Dad has a business and his goal is not to get everyone addicted to his service, but rather serve a need in the niche. Please please please be as careful as possible when stating certain facts because generalization can lead to making many people believe/think in a certain way. Yes, probably certain companies or groups have a conscious intent of harming people or getting them addicted, but not many of them (that's just my guess). What I'd love to ultimately see is companies serving/filling a want/need, but in a way where consumers consciously choose to engage in that kind of relationship/behaviour and are aware of what's going on, and if that starts to hurt them- they are able to end it. Besides that, this video had some great points. Best of luck!

    Gediminas KulakauskasGediminas Kulakauskas3 oy oldin
    • Another point about the responsibility- my current understanding of human behaviour and human beings is that we are not fully rational/conscious when making decisions. Sometimes we do them consciously, sometimes affected by lots of different factors. Interestingly- the more ADS of some kind I see, the more I want that particular thing and think about it and do things related to that. I don't know whose responsibility it is per se, but if we think about cause and effect relationship, we have to think about what our actions are bringing into the world. In a way, it's up to everyone what kind of impact they're having in this existence and it's our choices (for as much as we can influence) that we have to deal with. If my presence has an impact on how you are, I can start thinking of how I want to be and what kind of impact I want to have on you. So, if an environment (or for that matter- any kind of information) has such an impact for us, it's a responsibility both of the user and the dealer. They're both in the play, they both create an effect of some sort. I'd love to see humanity behaving more consciously/rationally, but there's loooots of stuff to unveil and learn. Hopefully, we can come to the place where we are in control of ourselves as much as possible (thinking back to the addicts that can't control their compulsions) and the wisdom to do it so that when we learn more about consequences of any kind (of any action), we then choose accordingly based on our values, ethics, moras and "higher understanding" of the matter. In other words- what's best.

      Gediminas KulakauskasGediminas Kulakauskas3 oy oldin
  • OK, so I have got to comment on this. The concept of culture is truly fascinating on so many aspects. Americans have an essentially very litigious jurisprudent behaviour and are constantly on the lookout for effects or occurrences that cause ill-effects or potentially damaging technicalities and call up their lawyers to sue the other party in the negotiation. Here's a question: how sick do you think it to be someone eating only at McDonalds, getting fat because of this, and then suing that fast-food chain over the fact of getting fat eating there and being on the winning end? That is downright outrageous for us as a society. This kind of "I hereby declare myself unfit for critical thinking of all things relating to what I consume" or "I blame it on others the consequences of my actions, direct or indirect". You see, it's not so much as a social dilemma, but more of a social relativism that does not consider virtue and mutual respect and civility as relevant factors in the grand scheme of things. And there are always two sides to a story, a company might want to get you addicted to something, it does not mean you have to. Addiction per se happens for far too many other possible reasons combined.

    Ishtar CepheiIshtar Cephei3 oy oldin
  • 2:37 No. The purpose of a business is to solve their customer’s problems. Adding value to the end consumer. With great power comes great responsibility, thus business owners should do what’s best for their customers...not just milk them as their very own cash cows. Business should operate in a way where both parties are winning. Symbiotic.

    Zachary BrownZachary Brown3 oy oldin
    • I don't think it's a one-size fits all problem-solving game exclusively anymore. Every business is in 2020 is not necessarily about solving problems. Some businesses are about offering conveniences. People in today's world love convenience. So apps offer a convenience. There are many businesses that solve problems and likewise there are many that offer conveniences. It's important to make a clear distinction between the 2. I remember when the first generation of IPad was getting ready to come out and the critics were bashing it saying it doesn't solve a problem. Now you look up and see tablets everywhere. If Apple would've listened to those critics they would've stop creating IPADS (a convenience Device) after the first generation.

    • @Zachary Brown I agree. The TBL. Triple Bottom line. Companies needs to focus on the impact products/services have in social and enviromental concerns as well as profit. (Im not ecowarrior but there has to be respect for the enviro)

      kerastarikerastari3 oy oldin
  • Hey Pat!!! Like you take on the “social dilemma” one thing that I thought was eye opening is the fact that the movie was promoting the idea that a dominant narrative needs to be accepted by everyone, so that we know what truth is and I find it very strange that they throwing dirt on Jeffrey Epstein, emails that that are just down right weird and label them as conspiracy theory’s like flat earth, and to use these to try to pull us together and say these things are part of the problem and we need to come together on what truth is.... well I’d ask who gets to decide what truth is and what are conspiracy theory’s??? I find it equally strange that they picked on those so called conspiracy theory’s to try and make their point... wanted to get your take on my point of view on this scary, slightly subliminal message, that if put to the practice, takes away free thinking, and or investigation from private sectors or individuals....

    Brandon GeigerBrandon Geiger3 oy oldin
  • Few points: - People do not create an awareness out of nowhere, they know *EXACTLY* what they are doing and what they want. - People do not create a "death star" from scratch and when it's done they say "ops, we build a death star, sorry! Let me do a documentary about it". - They use the same language to get you sympathy with family, kids, etc. - In the end the point is very clear, they want to control and regulate the internet, the exact same people that created this mess in the first place.

    coisasnatvcoisasnatv3 oy oldin
    • Good man

      Surendra ShekhawatSurendra Shekhawat3 oy oldin
  • social media is the worst addiction to the world in history The phone has destroyed one on one communication. It is becoming something that we all dreaded and said would never happen to us but has happened. I think the world is better off without social media. They should look at ways to destroy these companies that are monopolies.

    Tim WallaceTim Wallace3 oy oldin
  • Correct. What you discussed here was exactly my take on the video. Though I find many, if not most people lack self discipline. Maybe there is a correlation between short attention spans and lack of discipline that results in more frequently addiction to things.

    Daniel MeechamDaniel Meecham3 oy oldin
  • I don't always agree with your views, but you are 100% on the money with this one.

    nick farleynick farley3 oy oldin
  • Whose busy is it what people do with their cellphones? Before the cellphones it was an actual computer. Before that it was television. It's been years since I had a job that I wasn't on the computer all day. The audience is well aware that there are many view points on the internet.

    E WalkerE Walker3 oy oldin
  • I agree about the accountability on the consumer, but also there's some responsibility in the it companies about privacy, transparency and censorship. Those companies should be regulated, they have a lot of power with the information they gather, they are not telling what they are doing with that information.

    scano88scano883 oy oldin