Share Paper: Is your screen time, time well spent?

  1. Dusti Howell, Emporia State University, United States
Thursday, June 27 10:45 AM-11:45 AM De Dam 2

Abstract: How much of your screen time is time well spent (TWS)? With the average American spending nearly half his life in front of screens, how much of this is TWS? It has been five years since Tristan Harris gave the first TED Talk on "Time Well Spent" in 2014. At that time, Tristan was Google's first Design Ethicist, having previously studied at Stanford's Persuasive Technology Lab. At Google, he certainly had a unique advantage of seeing how technology was used effectively but he also saw how it was increasingly able to exploit human weaknesses. Tristan and others are all too ...