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Netflix’s popular documentary The Social Dilemma is causing millions of viewers to rethink the influence of big tech on our society and ourselves. But does it go too far? In this inaugural "Rants & Reflections" episode of Thinking Ahead, Carter discusses the film and the provocative questions it raises. How do we develop a more conscious relationship with social media and the “attention economy”? Is human psychology just easy prey for the incentives of “likes" and “retweets”? It the situation really as catastrophic as the movie suggests? Are there historical parallels? The personal and societal challenges presented by The Social Dilemma are profound; our response must be equal in intelligence and wisdom. Carter delves into the good, the bad, and the oft-neglected in-between in this thoughtful analysis of technology’s new frontier.