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  • Writer's pictureJack Winston

The Future of Humane Technology 👩‍💻


The Friday Focus is a weekly newsletter where we highlight:

  1. A piece of content we love so you don’t have to doomscroll to find something interesting

  2. A tip to help you reduce your screen time

  3. A quote that has us thinking

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Podcast We Love 🎙️

I know Joe Rogan might be pretty controversial for some, but whatever you think of him, these two guests are undeniably some of the most important minds working to improve society’s relationship technology.

Aza Raskin & Tristan Harris are co-founders of the Center for Humane Technology. They also created the extremely popular Netflix documentary, the Social Dilemma, which brought widespread awareness to the fact that social media companies are intentionally using addictive algorithms to keep us hyper-engaged.

This 2+ hour conversation touches on the dangers of social media addiction and the new AI boom, and what can be done to create a much better future for technology from a human perspective. It was a really eye-opening listen for me, and I guarantee it will be for you too.


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Tip to Reduce Your Screen Time 📱

Move Your Body 🏃‍♀️

We are addicted to our phones largely due to the fact that social media gives us so much cheap dopamine.

A much healthier way to get some dopamine is to exercise. Replace some screen time with exercise to boost your mood and energy levels. And that will help you stay off your phone for the rest of the day, too.

So get moving!


Quote Us Thinking 🧠

“Once you know how to push people's buttons, you can play them like a piano. Apps or media who make money on advertising are never satisfied with 'enough' of your attention. They will always fight for more. None of most powerful tech companies answer to what's best for people, only to what's best for them.” - Tristan Harris


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