Johann Hari on attention and the tech business model

"Attention is our greatest superpower."

On March 3, journalist Johann Hari joined our Action Network Director Jean Rogers for an unforgettable discussion on Action Network Live! Johann’s brand new book, Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention–and How to Think Deeply Again, breaks down the illusion of multitasking and the impacts of technology’s business model on our brains and societal well being.

Followed by Fairplay’s Executive Director Josh Golin, Johann explored the effects of our screen-obsessed culture on children and adults alike and examine how we can all pitch in to take on the forces that have stolen our attention.

You can watch the full webinar here. Check out the videos below to watch some highlights from our discussion with Johann Hari!

On How Attention is our Greatest Superpower

On the societal effect of attention loss

On business model alternatives and incentives

On the current business model of tech

on the Switch-Cost Effect and How Students Learn