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Q&A: Ex-Googler Harris on how tech 'downgrades' humans


August 11, 2019

Tristan Harris wants to reverse the harmful effects he believes technology has had on all of us.

Harris, a former Google design ethicist, first rose to national awareness after a presentation he gave within Google in 2013 spread throughout the industry. In it, he argued that many tech products were designed to be addictive, causing people to spend too much time on them and distracting them from living their lives. He urged designers to alter their approach.

Harris spent more than two years pushing change within Google, but says he couldn't get traction. So he quit and started a movement cal...

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