Tristan Harris: Technology is Not Neutral

Technology is often psychologically manipulative:

"...the biggest thing to change culturally is the perception that technology they are using is neutral. "

"...we have to recognize that there's a thousand engineers on the other side of the screen whose goal in desiging the way I'm looking at this screen now was not to empower me most to make the life choices of my time that I would want to make, but to... spend [more] time on the screen."

"That's not a pleasant way to live... to be forced to notice all of these steering mechanisms in our lives and and be taxed and vigilant all the time."

"The ideal would be to... only deploy conscious energy... for the choices that matter and to not be forced [to apply our will] to steer away from the donuts."