Social Dilemma, A Modern-Age Horror Film Documentary makes you rethink how you use social media. It has featured short interviews with tech experts.
A new Netflix documentary is provoking conversation on social media and ironically it’s about social media. “The Social Dilemma” is being described as ‘scarier than any horror film’. It has traumatised viewers’ depth view of how social media has impacted our lives.
The Social Dilemma tells us what we’ve been hearing since years: that one needs to use technology and social media with caution. That all applications collect our data, and too much time scrolling through them can be harmful, especially for mental health. Social media has contributed a great deal to the spread of misleading information.
Some viewers said, “It is terrifying when we actually see how much we are being manipulated by our phones and social media. We all are truly a mouse on a wheel.”
The Netflix movie will shake you up, and one can make sure that it was the plan. It has sound effects often used for horror films. The movie is edited in a way to make its audience feel like they need to pay attention to.
The film’s first major accomplishment was acquiring a group of insiders keen to speak out against tools they themselves created. Tech Experts from Facebook, Google, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest all spoke out about how social media is affecting our society. Experts said that they themselves won’t allow their children to use it.
Some of the Techies interviewed in the film include Tim Kendall, former president of Pinterest and Tristan Harris, Co-founder of the Center for Humane Technology. He had worked at Google and is clearly the driving force of the documentary.
The constant scrolling and the dopamine rush every time we see a new notification is something our entire generation is too familiar with.
Another important theme disclosed in The Movie is the political contradiction social media has led to. It has featured real clips from protests in different parts of the world. We expect people to know the same things we do. But we forget that people won’t because everybody has a different perspective.
Netflix fans have been left in a “distressed” and “anxious chaos”. Many Pledge to never use social media again after watching the new documentary film on the streaming site.