Rolling Stone magazine named Tristan one of “25 People Shaping the World”, and was named in Fortune’s 40 under 40 of 2018 for his work on reforming technology. In 2016, Tristan left Google to work on reforming the attention economy with the non-profit initiative, Time Well Spent which called out the industry’s “race to the bottom of the brain stem” to capture attention and proposed design solutions. In January 2018, Mark Zuckerberg embraced “time well spent” as a design goal for Facebook, and in May 2018, Apple and Google each launched “Digital Well-being” initiatives and Screen Time features now shipping on iOS and Android phones.
Center for Humane Technology
Tristan Harris co-founded the center together with Aza Raskin and Randima Fernando. The center’s mission is to reverse ‘human downgrading’ and re-align technology with humanity. Their activities are showcased in the film “The Social Dilemma”, available on Netflix.