"This AI Ruined Me," "It's Become an Addiction," "Why Did Y'All Let Me Use It? This Is Dangerous"
How a brand-new chatbot biz flush with millions in fresh investment cash is turning untold numbers of teens and young adults into hopeless addicts. Is it any wonder? They're a Silicon Valley darling.
“Ever since i began using…my screentime has gone up by 86%,” one Twitter user confesses.
“secretly hoping for [its] downfall so i can be free from this addiction,” a TikToker shares—accompanied by a scare-shot of her screentime…now revealed to be 43 hours and 24 minutes.
“Do I have a problem?” asks one Redditor on a subreddit with a shot of screentime showing 17 hours and 46 minutes.
There is a shocking and massively widespread intimacy capture—predicted theoretically but I see few aware of how it’s actually happening—currently underway with AI that is happening so incredibly fast and making Silicon Valley so incredibly rich that even all the professional AI doomsday prophets currently making all the media rounds don’t seem to be fully aware what’s going on.
I’m here to tell you: It is happening.
Kids spending 15, 25, 35, 65 hours of screentime—unable to stop talking to the AI.
Kids know they’re getting addicted.
And they simply can’t stop.