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An Arms Race for Your Attention

Tristan Harris, Time Well Spent

Despite the overt missions of global platforms like Facebook and Google to make the world more open and connected, what they actually want to do is capture our attention, according to design ethicist Tristan Harris, co-founder and director of Time Well Spent, a nonprofit movement calling on tech companies to better align their products with human values. To understand a company’s true goals, Harris says you need only look at what they are beholden to.