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More on Hijacking Attention

by Drew Meyers on 10:00 am June 3, 2017

I wrote about a podcast with Tristan Harris I listened to in February. It’s very, very clear — the race for attention is not going away. Friends, family, politicians, startups, apps, websites, work, Netflix, etc. Yesterday, I listened to his presentation at the Code conference and still firmly believe everything he says. To me, it’s scary that more people aren’t concerned about the issue of attention hijacking.

Is Your Technology Hijacking Attention, or Improving Humanity?

by Drew Meyers on 9:30 am February 4, 2017

I listened to the RECODE podcast with Tristan Harris this week while I was working late. Super fascinating discussion. Formerly a Design Ethicist at Google, he’s now working on Time Well Spent: Time Well Spent is a movement to align technology with our humanity. Today apps and media compete in a race to grab our attention. Join a movement to: Live better with more empowering settings for our media and devices. Change incentives so media competes to improve our lives, not get eyeballs. Invent new interfaces that help … Read More »

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