Your Undivided Attention – Centre for Humane Technology
This is a new podcast from CHT, a nonprofit organisation set up by a bunch of ex-silicon valley dudes who have seen the error of the former was and are now on a mission to reverse the evils of technology and “realign it with humanity”.
Episodes 1 and 2 feature Natasha Dow Schüll, the author of Addiction by Design. Schüll’s book looks at the addictive nature of pokies – she’s spent years studying how they hold people in an endless loop of play. The parallels with social media and smartphone design are quite terrifying.