I have talked about this before, including the patents for cellular phones. Basically, he's admitting that there is something deeper not only on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media sites. Now you got to ask yourself who is really behind all of this and who sponsors it?
"The thought process that went into building these applications, Facebook being the first of them, ... was all about: 'How do we consume as much of your time and conscious attention as possible?'" he said. "And that means that we need to sort of give you a little dopamine hit every once in awhile, because someone liked or commented on a photo or a post or whatever."
Parker said the platforms built a "social validation feedback loop" that exploits "a vulnerability in human psychology."
"The inventors, creators — it's me, it's Mark [Zuckerberg], it's Kevin Systrom on Instagram, it's all of these people — understood this consciously. And we did it anyway," Parker said.
In April, a former product manager at Google told "60 Minutes" how technology companies have mastered "brain hacking" to keep users' attention.
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