The Greatest Trick Played by Internet Giants

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From Craig Mod's excellent Roden newsletter issue #59:

The greatest trick modern internet giants played on us was making us believe that political engagement — to be an ally, as it were — requires sacrificing our own health (physical and mental). When, in fact, the most capable (and, paradoxically, tuned into the world) and tangibly influential folk I know are those disengaged from that dopamine-cortisol loop.

Related: Craig's article from way back in 2017 in Wired, How I Got My Attention Back