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Align Technology with Humanity’s Best Interests

Our mission is to shift technology towards a more humane future that supports our well-being, democratic functioning, and shared information environment.

“The real problem of humanity is the following:
We have Paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions and godlike technology.”  

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Sound the alarm on the catastrophic effects of a broken tech system.

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Today’s powerful tech companies are driven by perverse incentives. They win by maximizing growth and profits, yet hold little responsibility for negative consequences on individuals and society. Our work illuminates the forces fueling a broken system.

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Pursue strategic solutions through an empowered network.

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We evaluate solutions across public, private, and philanthropic sectors. By working closely with a network of partners, experts, senior officials, executives, and other leaders, we build shared understanding and take collective action.

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Provide resources for a growing community of changemakers.

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Many people have a vision of technology that improves society. Our team produces resources to explore the issues, evaluate solutions, connect with others, and take action. From our podcast to our free online course, we have something for you.

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To build technology that matters tomorrow, we have to start with different principles today.

Taken by teams at Apple, United Nations, Facebook, and TikTok, our free, self-paced online course prepares product teams to create technology that builds our capacity to address urgent challenges.

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Emmy-winning film watched by 100M+ people globally, highlighting the business model fueling tech’s harms.

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Ledger of Harms

Highlights from key research findings on how technology negatively impacts kids, mental health, democracy, and more.

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Youth Toolkit

Courses and action guides for people aged 13-25 to navigate and change our broken social media environment.

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Take Control Toolkit

Immediate steps anyone can take to limit time on tech devices and increase digital well-being.

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Policy Reforms Toolkit
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Policy ideas and proposed legislation that address the imbalance of power in the extractive tech ecosystem.

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Insights

Posts from our newsletter, The Catalyst, which explores technology, human behavior, ethics, and systems reform.

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Brain Science

Six persuasive techniques that social media platforms use to "hack" our brains in order to generate engagement and increase profit.

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Press & Media

60 Minutes
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13 minutes

Social Media and Political Polarization in America

November 6, 2022
Wisdom 2.0
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58 minutes

How Wisdom Can Protect Humanity from Technology

May 4, 2022
The Joe Rogan Experience
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2 hours

Tristan Harris and Daniel Schmachtenberger

November 18, 2021
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