'Our minds can be hijacked': the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia
Rosenstein purchased a new iPhone and instructed his assistant to set up a parental-control feature to prevent him from downloading any apps. He was particularly aware of the allure of Facebook “likes”, which he describes as “bright dings of pseudo-pleasure” that can be as hollow as they are seductive. And Rosenstein should know: he was the Facebook engineer who created the “like” button in the first place.
The tech illuminati who created the monster are now taking great measures to eliminate it from their lives. Will we follow their lead?