James Bridle on How YouTube became the Great Distractor

“There’s no ‘healthy’ way to educate children entirely within structures of capitalist exploitation. There’s no way to entertain them safely either.”
– Artist and writer James Bridle, on YouTube being “the perfection of a system of techniques held in common by Sesame Street, Teletubbies, and captology for the acquisition and retention of attention, stripped of all desire to do anything with that attention beyond profit from it”

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