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Making Sense with Sam Harris

Cal and Sam Harris discuss the rise and fall of social media.

Sam Harris explains why he deleted his Twitter account. He then speaks with Cal about the fragmentation of modern life. They discuss the history of computer science, how information technology has changed our lives, the effects of social media, the business model of the Internet, the power of TikTok, the future of Twitter, winner-take-all dynamics in podcasting, conspiracy thinking, the way technology drives cultural change, email and the loss of productivity, the cognitive cost of context switching, deep work, the benefits of controlling one’s time, the problem with the advice to “follow your passion,” and other topics.

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