#165 The War For Your Consciousness (with Tristan Harris)


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This week’s guest on Under The Skin is the incredibly insightful and innovative Tristan Harris. You may recognise him from the The Social Dilemma documentary on Netflix. If you haven’t watched it yet, it’s a must see. Tristan is Co-Founder & President of the Center for Humane Technology and Co-Host of the Your Undivided Attention podcast. Rolling Stone magazine named Tristan one of “25 People Shaping the World” and was named in Fortune’s 40 under 40 of 2018 for his work on reforming technology.

If you have a smartphone, use social media, communicate via email or use online services in any way…this podcast is for you. Tristan explains the power of the attention economy, reveals how these social media sites are engineered to capture our time but discusses how he is optimistic that positive change is possible in the tech industry. Can we ensure that our future doesn’t turn into products merely mined for our attention, time and data. How can we can change these algorithmic paradigms to serve us rather than the other way around?

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Twitter: @HumaneTech_

Instagram: @tristanharris

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