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How better Tech could Protect us from distraction
Tristan Harris is an expert in ethical design as he previously worked at Google before he quit. Now he shows the industry insights into how addictive slot machine design practices are being smuggled into our everyday toolset.
Why our Screens make us less Happy
The strategy of 'dogfooding' is a famous tale of how a CEO of a dog food company would demonstrate the quality of his product by eating it in front of his customers. Interestingly enough, when companies refuse to use their own product, that is very telling. Tech companies don't use their own products like regular customers -- why would that be?