How a Handful of Tech Companies Control Billions of Minds Every Day

How a Handful of Tech Companies Control Billions of Minds Every Day

Tristran Haris, TED Talk

Source: TED Ideas worth spreading 2017

A handful of people working at a handful of tech companies steer the thoughts of billions of people every day, says design thinker Tristan Harris. From Facebook notifications to Snapstreaks to YouTube autoplays, they’re all competing for one thing: your attention. Harris shares how these companies prey on our psychology for their own profit and calls for a design renaissance in which our tech instead encourages us to live out the timeline we want.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Design thinker Tristan Harris helps the technology industry more consciously and ethically shape the human spirit and human potential.