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Time, Truth & Technology | Tristan Harris with John Wood, Jr. & Ciaran O’Connor


Tristan Harris, former Google design ethicist, has been heralded as “the conscience of Silicon Valley.” He most recently starred in The Social Dilemma on Netflix, one of the most popular documentaries of 2020. Tristan has been steering the conversation about how social media interacts with democracy and the human mind in American and global society.

In the second of Tristan’s conversations with John Wood, Jr. and Ciaran O’Connor (who were recently guests on Tristan’s Your Undivided Attention podcast), the focus turns to social media’s influence on our relationship to time, Tristan’s philosophical journey in understanding the nature of truth, and what Tristan would do if he were to become the next president of Facebook. 

Learn more about Tristan’s work on his website (, and check out John and Ciaran’s last appearance on Tristan’s show (link).

Twitter: @braverangels, @tristanharris, @ciaranjoconnor, @JohnRWoodJr

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