The tech trap

online imagesThe power that Big Tech wields on the way that we view the world, and the way that we behave is something that design ethicists are just starting to figure out.

Among them is former Google designer and researcher James Williams. He won the Nine Dots prize and $100,000 to write a book about how technology has fundamentally changed the way we discuss politics online.

Williams is also the co-founder of Time Well Spent, whose raison d’être is to protect us from, as the campaign puts it, technology “hijacking our brains.” Check out my CBC News piece about the tech trap.

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