Um, it seems like you're very optimistic.
-Is that how I sound? -
I can't believe you keep saying that, because I'm like, "Really?
I feel like we're headed toward dystopia.
我感觉 我们正走向毁灭 而不是乌托邦
I feel like we're on the fast track to dystopia,
and it's gonna take a miracle to get us out of it."
And that miracle is, of course, collective will.
I am optimistic that we're going to figure it out,
but I think it's gonna take a long time.
Because not everybody recognizes that this is a problem.
I think one of the big failures in technology today
is a real failure of leadership,
of, like, people coming out and having these open conversations
about things that... not just what went well, but what isn't perfect
so that someone can come in and build something new.
At the end of the day, you know,
this machine isn't gonna turn around until there's massive public pressure.
By having these conversations and... and voicing your opinion,
in some cases through these very technologies,
we can start to change the tide. We can start to change the conversation.
It might sound strange, but it's my world. It's my counity.
听起来可能有点奇怪 但这是我的世界 是我生活的环境
I don't hate them. I don't wanna do any harm to Google or Facebook.
I just want to reform them so they don't destroy the world. You know?
我只是想改革它们 别让他们毁了世界 你知道吗？
I've uninstalled a ton of apps from my phone
that I felt were just wasting my time.
All the social media apps, all the news apps,
and I've turned off notifications
on anything that was vibrating my leg with information
that wasn't timely and important to me right now.
不够及时 对现在我来说 并不重要的信息
It's for the same reason I don't keep cookies in my pocket.
Reduce the number of notifications you get.
Turn off notifications.
Turning off all notifications.
I'm not using Google anymore, I'm using Qwant,
which doesn't store your search history.
Never accept a video recoended to you on YouTube.
Always choose. That's another way to fight.
There are tons of Chrome extensions that remove recoendations.
You're recoending something to undo what you made.
Before you share, fact-check, consider the source, do that extra Google.
在你分享之前 查找一下事实 思考一下信息来源 谷歌搜索一下
If it seems like it's something designed to really push your emotional buttons,
like, it probably is.
Essentially, you vote with your clicks.
If you click on clickbait,
you're creating a financial incentive that perpetuates this existing system.
Make sure that you get lots of different kinds of information
in your own life.
I follow people on Twitter that I disagree with
because I want to be exposed to different points of view.
Notice that many people in the tech industry
don't give these devices to their own children.
My kids don't use social media at all.
Is that a rule, or is that a...
We are zealots about it.
We're... We're crazy.
And we don't let our kids have really any screen time.
I've worked out what I think are three simple rules, um,
that make life a lot easier for families and that are justified by the research.
So, the first rule is all devices out of the bedroom
第一个原则是 在每晚的固定时间 所有设备
at a fixed time every night.
Whatever the time is, half an hour before bedtime, all devices out.
不管是什么时间 睡前半小时 所有设备全都拿出去
The second rule is no social media until high school.
Personally, I think the age should be 16.
Middle school's hard eno Keep it out until high school.
And the third rule is work out a time budget with your kid.
And if you talk with them and say,
"Well, how many hours a day do you wanna spend on your device?
What do you think is a good amount?"
they'll often say something pretty reasonable.
Well, look, I know perfectly well
that I'm not gonna get everybody to delete their social media accounts,
but I think I can get a few.
And just getting a few people to delete their accounts matters a lot,
and the reason why is that that creates the space for a conversation
because I want there to be enough people out in the society
who are free of the manipulation engines to have a societal conversation
that isn't bounded by the manipulation engines.
So, do it! Get out of the system.
Yeah, delete. Get off the stupid stuff.
对 删掉 下线这个愚蠢的东西
The world's beautiful. Look. Look, it's great out there.
世界很美丽 你们看 外面的世界很美好