Technology companies are locked in an arms race to seize your attention, and that race is tearing apart our shared social fabric. In this inaugural podcast from the Center for Humane Technology, hosts Tristan Harris and Aza Raskin will expose the hidden designs that have the power to hijack our attention, manipulate our choices and destabilize our real world communities. They’ll explore what it means to become sophisticated about human nature, by interviewing hypnotists, magicians, experts on the dynamics of cults and election hacking and the powers of persuasion. How can we escape this unrelenting race to the bottom of the brain stem? Start by subscribing to our new series, Your Undivided Attention.
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71925
Dec 23 '19
Rating:   10
Important work

They’re examining a critical issue which has generally escaped attention.

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Nay-Nay A.
Dec 14 '19
Rating:   10
Profound, Alarming, and So Good

This is one of those podcasts that everyone needs to listen to, but the more you listen to it the more alarming it becomes. What Tristan and others are doing are incredibly important and the content of these episodes has affirmed concerns I’ve had for some time. Great stuff and thankful for this work.

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Imam Suhaib Webb
Dec 3 '19
Rating:   6
Stop talking over guests

I like this podcast, and I’ve learned a lot. I have an issue though: you continue to speak over guests. It’s rude and problematic for several reasons. I was following Marissa’s point, and suddenly you talked over her, sermonized for a minute, and by the time you took a breath, we were on to a new topic. Marissa’s point was forgotten. I enjoy when you ask questions that probe ideas or terms that many of us don’t know, but there is no need to tell us what your guest is thinking, especially when she’s there to speak for herself. If you have so much to say, which is okay, dedicate a show to yourself instead of talking over your guests.

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Hdyboi
Nov 30 '19
Rating:   10
Required listening. Tech should enhance lives, not degrade

One is the most important podcasts out there. It’s 2019. The harmful aspects of tech and social media have never been more apparent. A new wave of humane & thoughtful implementation and usage is necessary for us, as a society to manage technology as a means to better our lives. This podcast talks to the leaders of the what’s hopefully a new era in tech that calibrates its usefulness with the it’s potentially harmful properties. Big ups to the folks at center for humane tech!

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frustrated cook333
Nov 18 '19
Rating:   10
Rivetting!

This is the SMARTEST podcast on the planet, and very ncessary too.

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Kevin53716
Nov 17 '19
Rating:   10
Amazing podcast

Great content that we need to hear now more than ever. Give it a listen; you won’t regret it!

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The Niñö
Nov 15 '19
Rating:   10
Awesome podcast!

Extremely informative and incredible guests. Highly recommend!

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Joeker
Oct 8 '19
Rating:   10
Very intelligent conversations!

This show covers extremely important topics in a very thought provoking way. Every conscious human being should be aware of these topics and this podcast is a great resource. Thank you for this.

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Berlinarturo
Sep 21 '19
Rating:   10
Refreshingly Alarming

This podcast, along with The Great Hack on Netflix, have provided so much context and background on the engineered propaganda that we are being targeted with daily whether we know it or not. Are in the middle of an information battlefield that after years skews our understanding of facts and allows us to refute basic truths? Why is our tolerance to falsehoods so high? How do we avert further contamination of truth and restore the order of factuality.Needless to say, I’m looking forward to more episodes! Thank you.

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gaberock01
Sep 20 '19
Rating:   10
Hidden layers that limit our productivity

Using this info to optimize my productivity, increase awareness, and inspire deeper thinking. Keep it up!

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The Movie Man
Sep 20 '19
Rating:   10
A vital shift in perspective

This type of information needs to be disseminated more widely. I’ve recently realized just how bad my digital habits have become, as well as how my beliefs have changed (for the worse) as a consequence of the outlets I use to consume various kinds of media. However, I’ve only had a vague understanding of WHY I’ve experienced these changes. This podcast is helping me begin to see and understand the infrastructure within which these habits have developed. This is important work.

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Bran L K
Sep 14 '19
Rating:   10
Very important podcast

Highly recommended.

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J. Barshop
Aug 27 '19
Rating:   10
Deeply thought provoking and meaningful

This show has quickly become one of my go-to podcasts. It has a rare combination of super practical takeaways and thought provoking insights that is becoming harder and harder to find.You can tell that Tristan and Aza put a lot of time and effort into creating valuable, and more importantly, actionable content. Thank yall for all the amazing work! 🙌🙏

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patrick95867
Aug 14 '19
Rating:   10
please keep making more

Tristan really has a way of putting into words the gut feelings I have about certain tech/designs but struggle to articulate. It’s invaluable to me and I hope it keeps going. Guests have been great so far too 👍👍

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lpvg_CA
Aug 9 '19
Rating:   8
Great content but some ground to cover quality-wise

I love Tristan - I’ve been following his movement for a few years now and this podcast is the perfect way for him to make all his thoughts and opinions accessible to everyone. This podcast is THE perfect place to find a recap of all the relevant talking points regarding tech and social media’s negative impact on humanity. The only reason why I give a 4 star as opposed to a 5 is because there’s always, ALWAYS, room for improvement - most notably on the sound quality of this show where some voices are much louder than others and you find yourself, as a listening, constantly toggling the volume knob to make up for the un-equalness.

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JimmyKiwi
Aug 1 '19
Rating:   10
Big-picture Journalism, Globally Significant

An articulate, approachable presentation of the extraordinary impact of technology on our humanity and social structures. The podcasters and guests bring their specialized experience and scientific rigor to issues of global importance, neatly and clearly explaining complex ideas with clever use of detail, metaphor, and counterfactual. One of a very few podcasts I trust to be listener-centric, with neither soap-boxing nor moralizing, and teach me something weighty every episode.

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DaveMcSomething
Jul 26 '19
Rating:   10
Listen to this podcast

The topics discussed address the most important issues affecting us today: the role unchecked technology has in shaping our lives. It is leading us down the path we are currently on. Listening to this will make you more aware and informed.Listen to this and learn how technology impacts you. It is the best thing you could do for yourself.

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emilyyyyyyyyy marsh
Jul 25 '19
Rating:   10
Please listen

This is my favorite podcast of all time. It is informative, insightful, and engaging. If you are looking for a podcast that tells you exactly what to do about the corruption of social media, this podcast is not for you because that was never their intention. Instead, they aim to expose the creators and contributors of social media and give specific examples of what they have done to persuade the public. I hope that more people listen because, no matter what your point of view, the narrators will make you question everything you used to take at face value and when the common people question the system, that is the most basic and most vital step to real change. I urge you to give this podcast a chance

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therealzro
Jul 24 '19
Rating:   10
Essential podcast

This podcast is essential for any user of the internet in the 21st century.

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WritersKitchen
Jul 14 '19
Rating:   10
Crucial, must-listen podcast

Tech companies’ massive data extraction operations depend on secrecy and deliberate opacity. So they can maximize our time on devices, we are misled into thinking our relationship with Google, FB, etc., as consumers, is reciprocal. But the relationship is inherently asymmetrical, with them always knowing more than we do, them stealthily harvesting our behavioral data, and them giving us no access to view, edit and delete it.This podcast, with its expert, insider info, is a crucial way to raise awareness. Two thoughts... 1) while you use wonderfully clear and simple language, your content seems targeted to developers and designers. I think a much broader audience—digital marketers, content marketers and just plain scared civilians—is interested. 2) Your “minute away” with Aza and Tristan can be hard to follow, use developer lingo and kind of veer off narrative. But the more detailed and deeper dive is very helpful. Maybe there’s a way to use more universal, non-dev language and bookend the segments...(Perhaps music??) Also, what is the “snap” about? Kind of reminds me of hypnosis, she said nervously...

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