To realise an upside its important to face and manage the downside of technology… for example this is what research shows is the reality and nature of SOCIAL MEDIA… It causes us to: lose our perspective; damages our character; lose ourselves and even better leeches our free will. Its reward and punishment schemes are intentionally like gambling designed to be addictive, it carries out constant surveillance of society, it manipulates because it has a feedback loop, this feedback loop focuses on negative responses because the negative ones are immediate and positive are slower Contrary to the GDPR nonsense this manipulation of our behaviour is far more damaging than the data privacy aspects. There is a correlation with depression teenage suicide too. It reduces the quality of relationships, not to mention wasting vast amounts of time to worthless interaction. This manipulation causes us to lose our perspective and trust in news and undermines the quality of our decision making and creates polarisation of views No manipulation like the TV – OK Human thinking without manipulation, preserves our humanity, perspective & a wonderful thing, yet is becoming an increasingly rare ability. No perspective no conversation! gets our thinking back on track