Technology brought a lot of advancements, undoubtedly.
Nevertheless, today’s tech platforms are caught in a race to the bottom of the brain stem to extract human attention. It’s a race we’re all losing. The result: addiction, social isolation, outrage, misinformation, and political polarization. These aren’t disconnected issues. They are part of human downgrading.
The Centre of Humane Technology mission is to “reversing the digital attention crisis and realigning technology with humanity’s best interests” and to create a new race to the top: toward Humane Technology that embraces rather than exploits human nature. This new generation of technology will compete to: help us focus, build common ground, support democracy, protect the development of kids, and align our lives with our values.
Let’s explore those ideas.
Recently, “Humane: A New Agenda for Tech” was presented. We’ll watch it together, exchange on the key-ideas, what’s the missing Berlin flavor to it, and how we can implement them into our work to shape the next generation of products, design and technology.
– 6.30 Open Doors
– 7.00 Welcome
– 7.15 Tristan Harris – Humane: A New Agenda for Tech (Video)
– 8.00 Discussion Rounds
– 9.00 Networking
– 9.30 Finish
With support from CODE University, Factory Berlin and ThoughtWorks.
Come join us.
Welf and Alexander
# About Humane Tech Berlin
Technology shapes us as individuals and as a society.
Let’s imagine and develop technology that embraces rather than exploits human nature. As the Center for Humane Technology states in its mission: “To reverse human downgrading by inspiring a new race to the top and realigning technology with humanity.”
While inspired by this mission, this group also adds to this work a Berlin vibe with topics such as ethics in technology, our human relationship with tech, and its implications for the individual and society.
We are an interdisciplinary group of technologists, designers, and interested individuals. We seek to connect with experts and NGOs in the field in order to collectively shape our practice, imagine new products and services, develop tools and methods, and influence our work as professionals and the sector at large.
We welcome all interested individuals from any field.
June 17, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Factory Görlitzer Park