Tristan Harris is a leader of the Time Well Spent movement and founder of The Center for Humane Technology.
Having worked for Google and drawing on the experience gained from his time there, he’s begun to call for an ethical revolution in the way tech companies and the various media platforms operate. He and his colleagues believe that we’ve created a society that is hooked on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Netflix, Amazon Prime… and the list goes on. All these platforms are finding new ways to secure our attention in the name of their market share and profitability. As a consequence values are being traded away and a dumbing down of human consciousness is simultaneously occurring.
In this presentation, Harris highlights how only a few people are shaping the thinking and feelings of billions. It’s time to ask, ‘who’s doing the thinking?’
A very thought-provoking and insightful interview. Well worth watching…