If something’s a tool, it’s genuinely just sitting there… waiting patiently.

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Don’t make a tool of yourself

If something is a tool, it genuinely is just sitting there, waiting patiently. If something is not a tool it’s demanding things from you. It’s seducing you, it’s manipulating you, it wants things from you.

We’ve moved away from a tools-based technology environment, to an addiction and manipulation used technology environment.

Social media isn’t a tool waiting to be used. It has its own goals, and it has its own means of pursuing them by using your psychology against you.” – Tristan Harris, former design ethicist at Google and co-founder of Centre for Humane Technologies.

The Emortal app, however, is just a tool waiting patiently to be used when you want to use it – we never seduce, pester nor manipulate. And when you do use it, we never even know…

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