Musk’s initial comment was tweeted in response to an excerpt from a 2016 New York Times Magazine feature titled “Generation Adderall,” a story about Adderall abuse and withdrawal.
“Everyone thinks our present society was caused by social media. I’m wondering whether Adderall plus ubiquitous Google searches have bigger effects,” Marc Andreessen, the Silicon Valley investor who originally posted the excerpt to Twitter, wrote.
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