The Social Dilemma: Everything You Need to Know About Tristan Harris

The Social Dilemma: Everything You Need to Know About Tristan Harris
Since The Social Dilemma hit Netflix, social media users have been up in arms regarding the tech industry's intrusion on our everyday lives, especially in regard to mental health. The documentary follows Skyler Gisondo and Vincent Kartheiser as they point out the dangerous effects social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter have on the average citizen. Current and former Silicon Valley bigwigs weigh in, including Tristan Harris, who gives one of the scariest revelations to come from the film: "if you're not paying for the product, you are the product."

A former Google design ethicist, Harris attended Stanford, where he studied computer science with a focus on human-computer interaction (Hci). While pursuing his education, he worked at Apple, where he had tremendous success with his invention of the "Spotlight For Help" feature. Commonly known as the magnify glass icon on Apple products, this search bar is still in use today.
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