Tristan Harris, dubbed the “closest thing Silicon Valley has to a conscience” by The Atlantic magazine, argues convincingly that the world’s most sophisticated digital platforms – YouTube, Facebook, Google, and the like – are designed to “downgrade humans.” Happily, the bleak situation Harris outlines isn’t irreparable. What if technology companies shifted their focus from vying for people’s attention to helping individuals become the best versions of themselves? Harris explains how the tech industry and society can accomplish this pivot.
About the Speaker
Tristan Harris, a former design ethicist at Google, is the director and co-founder of the Center for Humane Technology and co-founder of the Time Well Spent movement.