Algorithms Make Us Stupid

Tim Horan
1 min readMay 3, 2021
I love music but I don’t want an algorithm to tell me what to listen to.

I carefully curated a 629 song 1990s Spotify playlist. That intense and lengthy experience — seriously, my list is over 45 hours long! — impressed on me why it is better to curate your own life experience rather than rely on an algorithm to do so.

In my new episode of ‘Timbo Talks’, I explore how algorithms make us stupid and why it is time for us to take back control. Our brain health depends on it!

Download the episode here or listen directly below on Libsyn, Spotify, or YouTube.

Show Notes

Timbo’s 1990s Spotify Playlist (curated by me from the last great decade for music)

Modern Media Is a DoS Attack on Your Free Will (interview with James Williams)

App ‘Happiness’ Ratings from the Center for Human Technology

Why the modern world is bad for your brain (includes marijuana reference)

About the Author

Tim Horan is a writer, editor, and photographer from Sydney, Australia. Start a conversation with him here, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.



Tim Horan

Writer and Photographer. I talk about work, play, and everything in between.