#218 – WELCOME TO THE CULT FACTORY A Conversation with Tristan Harris…


Date: January 12, 2021

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“In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Tristan Harris about the ways in which social media is fracturing society.
They discuss:
the rise in teen depression and suicide
political polarization
conspiracy theories
information warfare
the decoupling of power and responsibility
the distinctions between platforms and publishers
the cancellation of Alex Jones
social media inspired ethnic cleansing
concerns about the upcoming presidential election
culture as an operating system
and other topics
Called the “closest thing Silicon Valley has to a conscience,” by The Atlantic magazine, Tristan Harris spent three years as a Google Design Ethicist developing a framework for how technology should “ethically” steer the thoughts and actions of billions of people from screens. He is now co-founder & president of the Center for Humane Technology, whose mission is to reverse ‘human downgrading’ and re-align technology with humanity. Additionally, he is co-host of the Center for Humane Technology’s Your Undivided Attention podcast with co-founder Aza Raskin. He also recently appeared as a central figure in the recently released Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma.”

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