How tech companies influence our behaviour

10X Technology

How tech companies influence our behaviour

Priya Wadhwa
10X Technology
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How tech companies influence our behaviour
Watch Tristan Harris explain how a few people control billions of minds everyday.

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google, Amazon, Apple, Netflix—can we think of a waking hour of our life when we do not use these and a few other services from big tech companies?

They have a lot of control over our thoughts, the impulses we see, the ads we watch, all affect us in a certain way. It's no wonder that Facebook is receiving so much heat over Trump's election, Brexit, elections in India and other European countries.

Watch design thinker Tristan Harris talk about how a handful of people working at a handful of tech companies steer the thoughts of billions of people every day.

He shares how these companies prey on our psychology for their own profit, and calls for a design renaissance to take back control.