This sounds gloomy—and it is—but we made this mess so we can fix it. It’s time for an industrial rejection of casino techniques and newsfeeds and variable rewards and notifications and manufactured depression.
The Death Star had a thermal exhaust port, leading straight to the reactor system. We better start hunting for the plans to our own Death Stars, to be those good ancestors.
That exhaust port is taking care of kids. No kidding. I cannot remember who wrote that all that Time Well Spent movement is just developers realizing their kids are manipulated too but it’s true to some extent. You can convince yourself you are acting for good but it is harder to explain that to your child.