Wednesday, August 1 • 5:00pm - 5:30pm
NEW ADDITION: Can the Decentralized Web be more Humane that today's Web?

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NEW ADDITION!! Tristan Harris has been called "the closest thing Silicon Valley has to a conscience" by The Atlantic magazine. As co-founder of the new Center for Humane Technology, he has been been waking people up to the way today's Web platforms are programmed to get us addicted to staying glued to them for as long as possible.

Harris has a challenge and a warning: If we (in the decentralization community) don't recognize the social harms arising from centralized tech platforms (addiction, loneliness, mental health, polarization caused by attention-maximizing algorithms) then decentralized platforms will only decentralize the same social harms.

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Tristan Harris

Co-founder, Center for Humane Technology
Tristan Harris, called the “closest thing Silicon Valley has to a conscience” by The Atlantic magazine, was the former Design Ethicist at Google. He became a world expert on how technology steers the thoughts, actions, and relationships that structure two billion people’s lives... Read More →

Wednesday August 1, 2018 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Middle Out Courtyard 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

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