The Center for Humane Technology emanated out of the Time Well Spent movement, which is dedicated to reversing the "digital attention crisis" and "realigning technology with humanity's best interests." The nonprofit was founded by Tristan Harris, a former Google employee, to raise awareness about time spent using technology. His team is built of tech-insiders and CEOs who deeply understand the culture behind technology and how a handful of technology companies are taking over our time, thoughts, and feelings. Since 2014, Time Well Spent has worked to raise awareness of this problem to millions of people through media in order to implement solutions and change the system. One way that Time Well Spent is changing the system is by giving users "simple changes to live more intentionally with your devices right now" like turning off notifications that are not from people or charging your phone outside of the bedroom.