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TED Talks: Season 2017

2017x143 Tristan Harris: The manipulative tricks tech companies use to capture your attention
TV-PG

  • 2017-07-26T04:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

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.

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