How our devices, tools work, perform depends on us, the users

Zsolt Hermann
Nov 12, 2020

Question from the Internet:

“What would we do without social media?”

I am not sure if you have seen the recent documentary called “Social Dilemma” about how completely, perfectly we are manipulated, remote controlled through social media.

We have become completely addicted to it and we can’t even sleep, go to the toilet without our “smart devices” which in turn dictate everything we think, want, decide and do.

But the smartphones are not there only way of remote controlling us as we are also brainwashed through the mass media, TV, marketing, the whole entertainment industry and the subsequent societal influence, peer pressure from friends, colleagues, etc.

This is why disconnecting from this Matrix is so difficult.

On there other hand we could learn to use our smart devices, the incredible, immediate global connection, interaction they provide for positive, constructive purposes, for the right upbringing, education if we changed our society values, goals, the intentions and the attitude we relate to reach other with.

At the end of the day social media - and everything else we use - are only tools, and how they perform, influence us depends solely on the users.

Thus we arrive to the more and more often repeated message: if we want to change the world, first we have to change ourselves, we have to change our goals, intentions, relationships to each other!



Zsolt Hermann

I am a Hungarian-born Orthopedic surgeon presently living in New Zealand, with a profound interest in how mutually integrated living systems work.