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Is Our Attention for Sale? | James Williams

Do you think our attention is for sale? Is the technology we carry in our pockets distracting us from pursuing our life goals? Have we woken up to the scale of the attention-capturing and persuasive powers being held by a small number of big tech companies? In the latest RSA Short, James Williams warns of the dangers that digital distraction poses to us individually and collectively. If we’re serious about protecting human agency and democracy, he argues, it’s time we started defending our freedom of attention.

Extracted from a free talk given at the RSA in London, 2017 https://youtu.be/xxyRf3hfRXg

Speaker: James Williams
Director: Olga Makarchuk
Animation: Olga Makarchuk, Kim Alexander
Colouring Assistance: Anna Makarchuk
Sound: Nico Antwerp
Video Producer: Ross Henbest
Joint Head of Public Events Programme: Mairi Ryan
Intro and outro animation: Cabeza Patata

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