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Tristan Harris
Most Creative People 2018

Tristan Harris

Cofounder, Center for Humane Technology | San Francisco, CA

For ringing the alarm on harmful tech
The Most Creative People in business 2018

Tristan Harris is a design ethicist and leading voice on addressing the hazards of technology. A veteran of Apple and Google, where Harris explored how the search giant’s products control and manipulate consumer attention, Harris became an advocate against social media addiction through his organization Time Well Spent, which, via his TED Talk and high-profile media interviews, established him as a leading figure in pushing technology companies to design products more ethically. In 2018, Harris cofounded the nonprofit Center for Humane Technology to raise awareness about the potential harms of the digital landscape, from its impact on mental health to its effects on childhood development and other societal consequences. In partnership with Common Sense Media, Harris and the CHT are developing advertising to educate the public about these issues and also lobbying governments stateside and abroad to introduce new digital safeguards.

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