Tristan Harris



  1. YouTube
    • Ted
      • How a handful of tech companies control billions of minds every day | Tristan Harris
      • Profile :-
        • 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.
      • Videos
        • Video #1
          Channel :- TED
          Published :- 2017-July-28th
    • The Ethics and Tricks of Technology (Tristan Harris Pt. 1)
      Tristan Harris (Ex-Design Ethicist at Google) joins Dave Rubin to discuss how technology really affects our lives, why design needs ethics, how apps like Snapchat and Twitter are addicting because of their use of ethical and unethical tricks, and much more
      Published On :- 2017-May-22nd
    • Bill Maher & Tristan Harris – The Attention Economy
      Tristan and Bill talk about the race to the bottom for attention, and why we desperately need ethical persuasion in technology
      Published On :- 2017-June-6th




How a handful of tech companies control billions of minds every day

  1. Agree that we are persuadable
  2. Accountable
    • Goals with the persuaded are inline with those that are persuaded
  3. Closing
    • Human Architecture is limited and we have certain boundaries or dimensions in our lives that we want to be honored and respected
    • Naive Nature of Human Preference
    • Nuanced view of human design
    • Our biggest competitor
  4. Persaudability
    • Studied at Persuasive Lab @ Stanford
  5. Tech People
    • No shortage of good intent
    • Classic race for the bottom
    • Lower into emotion


Bill Maher & Tristan Harris – The Attention Economy

  1. Attention Economy
    • We need you to use it
    • There is only so much
    • When information gets abundant, the only thing left is time
    • They don’t read anymore
    • I have to go lower on the brain stem
    • I have to confirm your biases
    • We are not their customers; the advertisers are their customers
    • They all need more attention
  2. Myth
    • There is a myth that technology is neutral




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