HUMANE TECHNOLOGY

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Do you still remember life before the smartphone? Despite its many conveniences, the smartphone has also become a source of constant distraction. Addictive apps can have a detrimental impact on your brain. And the way you manage your attention directly impacts your quality of life.

IN CONVERSATION
“It’s Up To the Users To Advocate for Change”
Brian Solis, photo by Stuart Tracte
Thought leaders
“It’s Up To the Users To Advocate for Change”

Has COVID-19-induced physical distancing made our unhealthy relationship with technology worse? Not necessarily, argues digital anthropologist and author Brian Solis. But the time has come for consumers to start demanding for technology that will help us make more of ourselves.

KEY QUESTIONS
“How Can Technology Be Designed to Benefit Humans?”
“How Can Technology Be Designed to Benefit Humans?”

The vast majority of apps are designed to keep us hooked. It does – and mustn’t – be this way.

“How Can I Avoid Technology’s Negative Impacts?”
“How Can I Avoid Technology’s Negative Impacts?”

Technology is stealing our time, robbing us of sleep and hurting our personal relationships. It’s time to take back control of our lives.

FEATURE
“Turn That Damn Thing Off!”
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“Turn That Damn Thing Off!”

With comprehensive home office, team chat solutions have led your colleagues straight into your living room – sometimes even worse. How do you put them outside the door again and get the necessary recreation time?

FEATURED SUMMARIES
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Brian Solis

Lifescale

Protect your time, focus and energy from distraction with the Lifescale method for creative living.

Wiley
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Tristan Harris, Aza Raskin and Gloria Mark

Pardon the Interruptions

What if technology could liberate instead of hijack human attention?

Center for Humane Technology
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Adam Alter

How Technology Gets Us Hooked

Tech companies use a nifty bag of tricks to get and keep you addicted to their products.

The Guardian
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Tristan Harris

How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds – from a Magician and Google’s Design Ethicist

Tech companies keep you glued to your smartphone in both subtle and not-so-subtle ways.

Tristan Harris
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Bianca Bosker

The Binge Breaker

Are you hooked on your smartphone? Design thinker Tristan Harris wants software designers to give you your life back.

The Atlantic
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Christine Speer Lejeune

The Internet Is Killing Happiness. Can We Stop It?

Does too much Internet make you unhappy? If so, it’s time to resist and reconnect with real life.

Philadelphia
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