It seems terrifying. And almost like look, I'm 40. So maybe I just haven't seen enough chaos, but this seems like certainly the most chaotic time in the country that were I've been alive or old enough to understand the type of chaos. And I wonder if you think is this Actually a more fraught time in the country's history or is it just that this is a fraught time? Plus we have social media blaring emergencies on every channel 24/7. I
definitely think it's worse than anything that I recall. I mean and may I was I'm older than you. So I was a young child in the aftermath of Vietnam and Watergate. So that was a mess too. And if we'd had social media at that point, you know, one can only imagine how how destabilizing would have been. But I just think the last three and a half years have been so awful and so much of that can be late at Trump's door, but not all of it. I think social media has been the technology that has deranged us and maybe we were, as I've said several times before, we have effectively been enrolled, in a psychological experiment to which no one gave consent. And there was a so little foresight around. What each feature of this technology would You to us, or would be likely to do, to us your everything from the, like button on word, and it's just been terrible either. Think it's been bad for society in almost every respect. We obviously have to figure out what to do about it, and just switching the platform's off is clearly not an option by, definitely share your perception that these are uniquely. But we'll during times
Sam Harris Thinks Social Media 'Has Been Bad for Society in Almost Every Respect'