Tech Companies Design Your Life, Here’s Why You Should Care | Tristan Harris
There’s evidence that new types of media consumption shape our society, yet we don’t see how it happens, because we tend to forget thinking about it. Currently, if at any moment reality gets dull or boring, our phones offer something more enjoyable, more productive, and even more educational than whatever reality gives us. But it also changes us on the inside. We grow less and less patient for reality as it is, especially when it’s boring or uncomfortable. What’s at stake is our Agency. Our ability to live the lives we want to live, choose the way we want to choose, and relate to others the way we want to relate to them – through technology. This is a design problem, not just a personal responsibility problem.