Phones are designed to be addicting

Generally, we are being 100% played like puppets to submit to covert powers over our heads manipulating what we think and feel and do or don’t do in order to keep us in a tiny mental box, make a dollar off of us, and prevent us from reaching our full emotional-psychological-spiritual potential.

The 3 design elements that make smartphones so hard to put down, explained by Google’s former design ethicist.
h/t no1113