Netflix's The Social Dilemma has officially convinced us that we're living in the Matrix—okay, not really, but it has seriously got us thinking.
In the new documentary, a group of tech experts come together to discuss surveillance capitalism, the science behind technology addiction and the harmful effects of social media (especially among children). Essentially, per the film, what started as a harmless way to stay connected with friends has turned into a dangerous tool of manipulation, and most users aren't even aware of it.
Tristan Harris, co-founder of the Center for Humane Technology, explains, "Social media isn't a tool that's just waiting to be used. It has its own goals, and it has its own means of pursuing them." Whoa.