[Technology] How technology is designed to bring out the worst in us

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People in tech will say, “You told me, when I asked you what you wanted, that you wanted to go to the gym. That’s what you said. But then I handed you a box of doughnuts and you went for the doughnuts, so that must be what you really wanted.” The Facebook folks, that’s literally what they think. We offer people this other stuff, but then they always go for the outrage, or the autoplaying video, and that must be people’s most true preference.

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[Psychedelics] Can psychedelics make you a better person? Jules Evans

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A summary of psychedelics in civilisation, from the Eleusinian Mysteries to Amazon shamanism, including a digest of modern scientific research on how psychedelics might make someone a ‘better’ person.

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