"When you think about technology being an existential threat, that's a big claim, and it's easy to then in your mind think, Okay, so there I am with my phone, scrolling...clicking it...using it...Where's the existential threat? Or, There's the supercomputer, on the other side of the screen that got me to watch more videos...Where's the existential threat? It's not about the technology being the existential threat, it's the technology's ability to bring out the worst in society...and the worst in society being the existential threat. If technology creates mass chaos, outrage, incivility, lack of trust in each other, loneliness, alienation, more polarization, more election hacking, more populism, more distraction and inability to focus on the real issues, that's just 'society'...a society incapable of healing itself."
—Tristan Harris, Co-Founder & President of the Center for Humane Technology, whose mission is to reverse ‘human downgrading’ and re-align technology with humanity.