Join The Time Well Spent Movement

A group of former Facebook and Google employees have formed a group to challenge the intrusion of these companies into American lives.

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Technology is hijacking our minds and society.

A group of former Google and Facebook employees have created a group called the Center for Humane Technology, to raise alarms about technology hijacking our minds.

Early Facebook and Google Employees Form Coalition to Fight What They Built

  • NYTimes

im Steyer, left, and Tristan Harris in Common Sense’s headquarters. Common Sense is helping fund the The Truth About Tech campaign. Credit Peter Prato for The New York Times

SAN FRANCISCO — A group of Silicon Valley technologists who were early employees at Facebook and Google, alarmed over the ill effects of social networks and smartphones, are banding together to challenge the companies they helped build.

The cohort is creating a union of concerned experts called the Center for Humane Technology. Along with the nonprofit media watchdog group Common Sense Media, it also plans an anti-tech addiction lobbying effort and an…

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4 thoughts on “Join The Time Well Spent Movement

  1. “Join The Time Well Spent Movement”

    Well, it would seem that ‘all that time they spent’ on getting that mess, Google and Facebook, up and running wasn’t ‘time well spent’ if they are now so against what they helped to bring about. Seeing as how I am ever the pessimistic one, it seems to me that it is too late to close the barn door after the horse has bolted. There are just too many who are hooked on smartphones to the point where they’re never out of reach and of course this means that they are usually on Facebook or Twitter or initiating a Google search of something.

    As I go around in my daily activities, I am always pointing out that a mere few decades ago, people who were waiting in line for a sandwich or a coffee or waiting their turn at their doctor’s office, were looking down at a book. Now, on public transit and everywhere else, people are staring down at those phones and these people, from their ‘ivory tower’ in Silicon Valley, are partly responsible and now want everyone unhooked from the matrix? Though their sudden display of concern is noted, I cannot believe that as smart as these people are, they did not see this coming.


  2. I really hate to say this, Shelby, but these are white men and in my experience white men are notorious for their difficulty in thinking abstractly and seeing the big picture. I don’t know whether it’s biology (many neurophysiologists are find modern men to be on the autistic spectrum), environmental influences or socialization, but it’s always been my experience that women are far more skilled in seeing the big picture than men are.


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