The Atlantic suggests that, at least, one person in Silly Valley has a conscience: The Binge Breaker. Tristan Harris, actually, discusses people playing humans as if on a line. This makes Zack's little experiments look amateur.
Several places, I have cautioned that Silly Valley is enmeshing us in a very ominous manner. To them, it is just fair game in the unicorn environment. No one of them wants to be (seen as) a loser.
Human dignity? Went out the window, evidently.
Here, I have argued that man-in-the-loop will become (continue to be) of importance in anything dealing with truth and complexity. That approach goes against the grain that has been honed for the past 200 years.
Time for a re-look.
Related themes: Overlay, Entrapment, ...
Remarks: Modified: 10/31/2016
10/31/2016 -- Being on Quora for the past year helped develop the sense of how to address the need for truth engineering. Devices play a major part. Differences in presentation related to devices do so, as well. Lots to look at. ... IEEE weighed in, long ago. This statement is not a conflation, rather we really need to reassess what we think of people and mind.
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