Center for Humane Technology

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If you believe (like we do) that technology is hijacking our minds, then you gotta check-out

The Center for Humane Technology is a world-class team of deeply concerned former tech insiders who are working to reverse the digital attention crisis and realign technology with humanity's best interest.

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Take control of your phone. Try these simple changes to live more intentionally with your devices right now.

Be Aware ... of Technology


The future-world behavior of humans as envisioned by the creatives at Pixar in their 2008 movie, WALL-E is becoming increasingly too familiar. People of all ages are spending hours staring (often mindlessly) at a digital screen. In the streets of Chicago, I've sees mothers (or nannies) staring at their smartphones while pushing their babies who are laying in a stroller absorbed in a tablet screen! Way too often I encounter people who can't navigate stairs without pausing to stop (traffic) and stare at their handheld screens. We like to think this only happens to others, but there's a good change we've all fallen prey to losing track of time and attention while staring at the virtual worlds of Facebook, Youtube, Instagram and like. It's not healthy, it's not good, and we need to start consciously deciding when, where and how we use technology.

When you're in a safe and proper place for reading, check out this article from Vox by Ezra Klein

How technology is designed to bring out the worst in us

“Technology feels disempowering because we haven’t built it around an honest view of human nature,” says tech critic Tristan Harris.



Do you feel it? The burning desire to disconnect from technology and reconnect with family, friends, family, and nature? To nourish your inner thoughts, dreams, and desires? To live free of distracting technologies? To unplug from the world's chatter and protect — uninterrupted — the limited time we all share together?

#forgetcomputers was created to encourage the use of technology as a way to live a more satisfied life. Find balance in your use of technology. Live your life in the moment. Enjoy the pleasure of real-world human interaction. Spread the word — #forgetcomputers!

Our Mission
To encourage the use of technology in ways that complements, rather than dominates, life. To help people experience being in the moment, interacting with others, and participating in the world without getting lost in technology.