How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds – from a Magician and Google’s Design Ethicist
Tristan Harris, 2016
Tech companies keep you glued to your smartphone in both subtle and not-so-subtle ways.
Smartphone apps are addictive because they are designed that way. Former Google product ethicist Tristan Harris believes it is time for people to take back control over how they spend their lives. In his widely read essay, Harris reveals 10 different ways in which tech companies command people’s attention. getAbstract recommends this thought-provoking list to both users and creators of mobile apps and websites.
About the Author
Tristan Harris is a former design ethicist at Google. He now heads the nonprofit movement Time Well Spent.
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