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The Incongruity Between Technology and the Social Fabric

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Former Google ethicist Tristan Harris co-founded the Center for Humane Technology after realizing how manipulative many social media platforms have become – doing everything to keep users engaged, even if that means keeping them enraged as well.

In a DLD Munich talk in 2020, Harris explained in detail why design choices matter, and how the attention economy is negatively affecting society and democracy. In the Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma he explored these thoughts further.

This DLD All Stars presentation focuses on what can be done to make technology giants rethink their ways and truly benefit society instead of benefiting from its weaknesses.

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