"Your Attention Please -- neuro-processing as a scarce resource"
Rich or poor, man, woman or child, each of us has 168 hours per week: it is how we use that time that differentiates us. Yet we seem to live in an era where the daily demands made on our time and attention are greater than ever before. This may be due both to advances in information technologies, and also the rise of business models that depend on the sale of human attention. In this talk, Tim Wu will discuss the science of attention, the history of the attention industries, and some of the harms caused by overharvesting. He will also propose a model of attention sovereignty of importance for the future.
Tim Wu is the Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor at Columbia Law School and the author of The Master Switch, The Rise and Fall of Information Networks.