|What is Your Attention Worth?
We are living in a golden age of technology. Seriously, who would have ever thought that Nikola Tesla's seemingly science fiction prediction of individuals carrying telephones in their pockets
would come to pass, and in such a powerful way?
While we have the incredible potential for knowledge and wisdom at our fingertips, it seems as though our attention is often diverted for less than lofty reasons. Social media. e-Commerce websites. And while the ability to buy things online or communicate with a friend across the globe is an incredible thing to have, it would seem we are losing the pulse of the power these devices hold for human growth.
Tristan Harris wants to change that
. In a recent Ted Talks seminar
, Harris, who was once an ethical engineer for a large tech firm, describes the way we have grown to be hostages to our devices and living in a sort of Stockholm Syndrome of technology loop. Are you curious about breaking the spell of our smart devices?