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Updated: Mar 3
The phenomenon of modern-day technology has grown to such immeasurable proportions that it seems that, as was the case with the ill-fated Death Star, it will require an inside job to curb it's potentially destructive powers.
The 'rebels' in this endeavor are mostly former Google and Facebook employees, who, in recent months, have expressed guilt and remorse for what they have created while working for those tech giants. Some of the big names to have come forward in this light are former Facebook president Sean Parker, former Facebook vice president for user growth Chamath Palihapitiya and the head of the newly-founded group The Center for Humane Technology Tristan Harris, a former in-house ethicist at Google.
In partnership with Common Sense Media, Harris' group has launched a campaign called The Truth About Tech whose aim will primarily be to educate parents, teachers and students about the potential dangers of technology and social media.
"Google and Apple are the government of the attention economy." Jim Steyer, President of Common Sense Media
A recently published New York Times article broke the news on this fascinating turn of events.