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Dopamine, disinformation, and the ethics of technological progress, A Leaps Talk with Tristan Harris

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 8:10 to 8:55 AM PDT

In This Interactive Leaps Talk:

What happens when the technology of social media meets the biology of our minds?  In this fireside chat with SynBioBeta Founder, John Cumbers, Harris will explore how new technologies can have both positive and negative consequences on our lives.  How does this color the public conversation around solving global challenges like hunger, genetic disease, and climate change? 

Join us at 8:40 AM PDT for a live Q&A with Tristan and John. Zoom Meeting ID: 96085861463

About Your Presenters

Tristan Harris

Co-Founder & President

Humane Technology

Called the “closest thing Silicon Valley has to a conscience,” by The Atlantic magazine, Tristan Harris spent three years as a Google Design Ethicist developing a framework for how technology should “ethically” steer the thoughts and actions of billions of people from screens. He is now co-founder & president of the Center for Humane Technology, whose mission is to reverse ‘human downgrading’ and re-align technology with humanity. Additionally, he is co-host of the Center for Humane Technology's Your Undivided Attention podcast with co-founder Aza Raskin. Show more...

John Cumbers

Founder & CEO


John Cumbers is the founder of SynBioBeta. John is passionate about education and on the use and adoption of biological technologies. He has received multiple awards and grants from NASA and the National Academy of Sciences for his work in the field. John has been involved in multiple startups such as those producing food for space, microbes to extract lunar and martian resources, and hoverboards! Show more...

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