Center for Humane Technology

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== Center for Humane Technology ==

The Center for Humane Technology (CHT) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for the ethical use of technology and promoting digital well-being. Founded in 2018, the CHT aims to raise awareness about the negative impacts of technology on society and individuals, and to work towards creating a more humane digital environment.

History[edit | edit source]

The Center for Humane Technology was established in 2018 by a group of former tech insiders, including Tristan Harris, Roger McNamee, and Aza Raskin. These individuals, who had previously worked at major tech companies, came together to address the growing concerns about the addictive nature of technology, the spread of misinformation online, and the erosion of privacy.

Mission[edit | edit source]

The mission of the Center for Humane Technology is to realign technology with humanity's best interests. The organization advocates for the development of technology that prioritizes the well-being of users, fosters healthy relationships with digital devices, and promotes a more mindful and intentional use of technology.

Initiatives[edit | edit source]

The CHT engages in various initiatives to achieve its goals, including:

- Public Awareness Campaigns: The organization runs public awareness campaigns to educate the public about the negative impacts of technology and to promote digital well-being. - Policy Advocacy: The CHT advocates for policies that regulate the tech industry and protect users from harmful practices. - Educational Programs: The organization develops educational programs for individuals, families, and schools to promote responsible technology use.

Impact[edit | edit source]

Since its inception, the Center for Humane Technology has been instrumental in sparking conversations about the ethical implications of technology and influencing industry practices. The organization's efforts have led to increased awareness about the need for a more humane approach to technology design and usage.

See also[edit | edit source]

- Tristan Harris - Digital well-being - Technology ethics

References[edit | edit source]

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