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Grant Potter

The Age of Distraction: reclaiming our attention from technology’s hands

"digital technologies now privilege our impulses over our intentions. As information technologies have enveloped our lives, they have transformed our experiential world into a never-ending flow of novel attentional rewards. "

"Like clickbait or so-called fake news, the design goal of Trump is not to inform but to induce. Content is incidental to effect."

"the largest, most standardised and most centralised form of attentional control in human history ... is also one that is structured to undermine our higher values by design."

"The effect is much closer to that of a religion: it involves the installation of a worldview, the habituation into certain practices and values, the appeals to tribalistic impulses, the hypnotic abdication of reason and will, and the faith in omnipresent and seemingly omniscient forces that we trust, without a sliver of verification, to be on our side."

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

Why we should bulldoze the business school| News | The Guardian

"the business school acts as an apologist, selling ideology as if it were science."

Grant Potter

The trouble with charitable billionaires | News | The Guardian

“the so-called golden age of philanthropy is also an age of expanding inequality.”

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

The Intellectual We Deserve | Current Affairs

"He is the desperate man's smart person, he feeds on angst and confusion. Who else has a serious alternative? Where are the other professors with accessible and compelling YouTube channels, with books of helpful advice and long Q&A sessions with the public? No wonder Peterson is so popular: he comes along and offers rules and guidance in a world of, well, chaos. Just leave it to Dad, everything will be alright."

Grant Potter