I understand the CHT approach is this:
- Making users / companies aware how bad some tech is
- Advising users to give up certain habits or deinstall apps etc.
Well, here is an alternative approach:
- Teach people the ability to look inside their own and other’s minds (this skill is called empathy)
- Give them guidance about the mecanisms of systematic irrationality (called cognitive biases)
as these are in essence the root of all problems of mankind ever.
The key is not letting emotions dominate reason.
Once somebody has started this process, ALL the rest follows, from stopping being evil oneself
to imunity to evil tech and materialism.
The result feels a little bit like leaving the matrix. Who
I think its better to teach folks WHY they are doing wrong than just WHAT they are doing wrong.
I myself am practically totally imune to digital dope. So I dont need to uninstall or go greyscale etc.
In fact, handling MY PHONE reasonably is neglectable compared to handling MY LIFE reasonably!
It’s not that I think CHT has the wrong approach.
But any movement, organization or investor dedicated to humatity NEEDS to understand
the human mind - this is not rocket science - but it is also not trival!
There are things about debugging brains out there.
The movement could best be called rationalism, if it really was a movement.
The problem is that there is no UNDERSTANDING RATIONALITY quickstart guid online so far.
I am working on that.
Until then check here:
The best introduction i found so far is in German:
But on the organizational level of CHT, you should simply give CFAR or EA a call.
All these orgs are around your corner.