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The Eternal Truth of Cyber Monday

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Even if you made it past Black Friday, here is Cyber Monday. The truth is, you’re lying to yourself if you think you can resist.

I use these words with precision: the truth is, you are lying to yourself if you think you can resist. That’s because, as Tristan Harris argues (in many places, but you can listen here), the game is rigged. Even those of us with resolute willpower cannot help but be outsmarted by supercomputers that can map our personality type and traits better than we can do ourselves, inching us towards decisions we don’t want to make. Or we thought that we don’t want to make.

It’s bad enough that the world lies. It lies to us all the time. We make assumptions about people from their outward appearance, be it the........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)

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