Are Tech Giants Making Us All Into Users? | Russell Brand

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33 thoughts on “Are Tech Giants Making Us All Into Users? | Russell Brand

  • Saurabh P

    (October 7, 2020 - 5:02 pm)

    Good work in this new humble n enlightened version of your new self Russell!

    Azar A

    (October 7, 2020 - 5:02 pm)

    Take 5 minutes a day few times a day to meditate, pray, contemplate. What is our purpose.

    Adam Duma

    (October 7, 2020 - 5:02 pm)

    luminary i not yet available in your country – Sad face with tear in eyes.


    (October 7, 2020 - 5:02 pm)

    Love your vids. Also have a youtube channel

    Just Dreaming

    (October 7, 2020 - 5:02 pm)

    The flashing lights and fast movement of the screens trigger the "fight or flight" response in the brain. After regular and prolonged usage our brains keep triggering even when off the computer. This is causing many issues such as insomnia, heightened anxiety, ADD, rage, etc. There is a very informative book I read called "Reset Your Childs Brain" by by Victoria L. Dunckley MD and it sure opened my eyes! I took away my daughters ipad and saw huge and immediate improvements in her sleeping, temperament and focus. I also started to limit my computer usage to 20 min a day and saw a big difference in how I feel as well. I feel much calmer, sleep better and am also more aware of what is going on around me. Thank you Russell for being brave enough to shed light on this topic. 🙂

  • brainsareus

    (October 7, 2020 - 5:02 pm)

    Right on, Brother Russ!!
    We will always have the idiot, ''personal responsibility'' fetishists among us.

    Massage With Mike

    (October 7, 2020 - 5:02 pm)

    It’s really hard to get away, unless you leave it at home and post on Instagram your unavailable for the evening

    C T

    (October 7, 2020 - 5:02 pm)

    Simple answer: Yes. 

    Everyone on this comment section saying they've quit Facebook and Twitter, well done! But we're still on YouTube…

    Shelly Breaux

    (October 7, 2020 - 5:02 pm)

    Just watched The Social Delimma on Netflix. WOW! Have limited my screen time & Facebook usage drastically.

    Trev Laurie

    (October 7, 2020 - 5:02 pm)

    My parents ipv6 address has been stolen by Facebook, or you. Trust no longer exists

  • lester obrien

    (October 7, 2020 - 5:02 pm)

    While its true that all the tech is very addictive unlike heroin you are unlikely to go and rob someone's house or mug someone on the street to feed that addiction nor would the effects on your health likely be as bad but probably closer to the addiction we have been dealing with in TV addiction, sure its a problem and we should def keep a check on time spent on our tech and look to spend time doing more productive things

    April Cole-Lindquist

    (October 7, 2020 - 5:02 pm)

    Tik toc has given my short attention span children, even shorter attention spans. I want to HEAR THE WHOLE SONG. I know im not the only one its driving up a wall! I am digging the juice world, Dababy and all these new rappers/hiphop youngins' no swearing and clean music. 📀 jams

    SIttal Patel

    (October 7, 2020 - 5:02 pm)

    Thank you for bringing this topic to light. U are doing awesome work

    Luis Serrano

    (October 7, 2020 - 5:02 pm)

    Most of the top comments on this video are about overcoming addiction on an individual level. That's a great thing and should be recognized as the accmplishment that it is. The video however, is more about how adressing the problem on a governmental regulatory level is probably the correct level to adress the problem. 0:53

    Shauna Niamh Fay

    (October 7, 2020 - 5:02 pm)

    This is so relevant and we are all so blinded by this right now! So true

  • The Maggie Dress

    (October 7, 2020 - 5:02 pm)

    do as your told…expect long lineups…stay apart…put a mask on…don't hug your loved ones….don't go out…think that's called grooming…

    The Maggie Dress

    (October 7, 2020 - 5:02 pm)

    and cancel netflix… "Tech" Holidaze….every day

    Jamie Clark

    (October 7, 2020 - 5:02 pm)

    Facebook is the king of destroying minds, it's so bad for mental health it's unreal.
    Youtube you actually learn things, but you still have to have self control. Spot on.💯


    (October 7, 2020 - 5:02 pm)

    Luckily the customer is 100% empowered aswell.

    The Real Tea

    (October 7, 2020 - 5:02 pm)

    Big Tech needs to be broken up in some way i think.

    Christopher Lundrigan

    (October 7, 2020 - 5:02 pm)

    when fb changed the 'like' button to an emojii button, billions of seconds of peoples' time began melting into nothingness as they decided which emojii to use. my seconds have been lost too, because i have been 'loving' everything, instead of 'liking' and its not even really meaningful at all… fucking thanks not fb bastards

    Glynna Schmehl

    (October 7, 2020 - 5:02 pm)

    Well, it easier than looking up numbers in the phone book. What's your phone number buddy? I love to hear you ramble on and on. Lol. Right back at ya, buddy.

    Ram Fra

    (October 7, 2020 - 5:02 pm)

    Are you interviewing David Icke or are you too afraid to give your opinion about the „C“ lie, i know you don’t believe the lie, but do you have the guts to make it public?

    Regan Parenton

    (October 7, 2020 - 5:02 pm)

    Cultural Hegemony. I just spoke about how everyone is basically just robots now on my channel too. Go sub.

    Since the ‘global pandemic’ we have all been looking at screens a lot more haven’t we….
    Tech has become essential rather that optional… who really benefits from this

    Sue Winters

    (October 7, 2020 - 5:02 pm)

    Hmmm… I think I'm addicted to watching your videos – think I must change that 🤣🤣🤣

    Mkl 01

    (October 7, 2020 - 5:02 pm)

    Users, well true, yes. but I think even worse than that, unpaid workers, some say slave. Many of us spending hours and hours creating content for tech companies as they skim off our personal data and sell it for billions. I have yet to receive a penny for all my hard work.


    (October 7, 2020 - 5:02 pm)

    You ARE asking a rhetorical question…right?


    (October 7, 2020 - 5:02 pm)

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    (October 7, 2020 - 5:02 pm)

    Absolutely, I'm going to make some kind of usage chart for myself and my kids x

    Jonathon Taylor

    (October 7, 2020 - 5:02 pm)

    TRICKle down economics, psychology.. it’s all up to the individual, there’s a bit of a pattern going on here, MISINFORMATION designed to brainwash the masses. The fight against the pyramid hierarchy power structure.

    Google Barbara Lerner Spectre

    (October 7, 2020 - 5:02 pm)

    Mass immigration ethnic replacement is against the Geneva Convention. People of color have homogeneous homelands and are never demonized with the R word for it.


    (October 7, 2020 - 5:02 pm)

    I wonder when they will designate an internet connection a "Human Right", and also what happens when physical money actually, finally dies and your life force take's it's place, and then what? when: apple, intel and probably a some "Oo" start fighting over their right to give us their "free" devices. . . Sod it, bring it on! I ain't bleedin scared anymore, I just wonder alot, what a wonderfull time we live in.

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