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60 Minutes Is About To Dive Deep Into The Attention Economy

Anderson Cooper interviews design ethicist Tristan Harris on Sunday.

This Sunday, former Google product philosopher Tristan Harris will join Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes to discuss the horrifying reality of our smartphone addiction: It’s by design.

Every time we get a “like” on Facebook or Instagram, it’s like playing a slot machine, Harris explains in the teaser for the episode. Getting so much gratification so quickly keeps us hooked, says Harris, who has written a viral essay and given a Ted Talk with a million views on the topic. Companies want us to scroll forever because “that’s how they make their money,” he says.

Follow Thrive Global’s coverage, and watch the full interview this Sunday on CBS, 7 p.m. ET/PT.

Originally published at journal.thriveglobal.com

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