Tristan Harris

Tech Ethicist | Entrepreneur |
Co-Founder of Center for Humane Technology
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About Tristan

Tristan is Co-Founder of the Center for Humane Technology (CHT), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to align technology with humanity’s best interests.

He regularly briefs heads of state, technology CEOs, and US Congress members, in addition to mobilizing millions of people around the world through mainstream media.

“Harris is the closest thing Silicon Valley has to a conscience.”The Atlantic

Tristan has explored the influences that hijack human attitudes, behaviors, and beliefs, from his childhood as a magician to his coursework in Stanford’s Persuasive Technology Lab to his leadership as a Design Ethicist at Google. Today, he studies how major technology platforms wield dangerous power over our ability to make sense of the world and leads the call for systemic change.

In 2020, Tristan was featured in the two-time Emmy-winning Netflix documentary, The Social Dilemma. The film unveiled how social media is dangerously reprogramming our brains and human civilization. It reached over 100 million people in 190 countries across 30 languages.

As a co-host of the top-rated technology podcast, Your Undivided Attention, he explores the drivers behind social media’s race for attention, its destabilization of society, and potential solutions.

Learn more about Tristan’s work and get involved at the Center for Humane Technology.

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Center for Humane Technology (CHT) is a nonprofit organization working to align technology with humanity’s best interests. CHT empowers leaders to act through perspective-shifting media, direct engagement work, and practical resources, including:


Press Highlights

Podcast: Your Undivided Attention

Tristan Harris is the co-host of the popular tech podcast, Your Undivided Attention, along with co-host Aza Raskin. Produced by the Center for Humane Technology and a proud member of the TED Audio Collective, the podcast explores the incredible power that technology has over our lives — and how we can use it to catalyze a more humane future.

Join us every other Thursday as we confront challenges and explore solutions with a wide-range of thought leaders and change-makers.

Recommended Episodes

The Social Dilemma

2X Emmy-Winning Film

Never before have a handful of tech designers had such control over the way billions of us think, act, and live our lives.

Watch and share The Social Dilemma with people you care about.

“It is the most consequential documentary I have seen in the past three or four years… It is mind-blowing.”
“Remarkably effective in sounding the alarm about the incursion of data mining and manipulative technology into our social lives and beyond.”
“Perhaps the single most lucid, succinct, and profoundly terrifying analysis of social media ever created for mass consumption.”

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