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The Nightmare Videos Of Children’s YouTube — And What’s Wrong With The Internet Today

In a dark, strange corner of the internet, an unknown group of people on YouTube is wilfully hacking young brains in return for advertising revenue. In this TED Talk, writer and artist James Bridle uncovers truth about pointless, mind-numbing videos such as “surprise egg” reveals and the “Finger Family Song” and those algorithmically created mashups of familiar cartoon characters in violent situations.

“We need to stop thinking about technology as a solution to all of our problems, but think of it as a guide to what those problems actually are, so we can start thinking about them properly and start to address them.”

THIS IS COOL. I WANT TO LEARN SOMETHING ELSE, TOO!

Video via – TED Talks

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5 Comments »

  1. And once, we only had to worry about cartoons with high squeaky voices, laughter and violence. Parental involvement (and indeed informed human involvement) is required throughout life. We should not simply sit and be entertained.

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  2. Reblogged this on bloecker.blog and commented:
    SOMA in Brave New World – A Huxley / governmentally provided drug to the people / religion in the Communist Manifest was named OPIUM.

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