"There is arguably an element of hypocrisy to the enlightened image that Silicon Valley projects, especially with its recent embrace of 'mindfulness.' Companies like Google and Facebook, which have offered mindfulness training and meditation spaces for their employees, position themselves as corporate leaders in this movement. Yet this emphasis on mindfulness and consciousness, which has extended far beyond the tech world, puts the burden on users to train their focus, without acknowledging that the devices in their hands are engineered to chip away at their concentration. It's like telling people to get healthy by exercising more, then offering the choice between a Big Mac and a Quarter Pounder when they sit down for a meal."
Bianca Bosker in The Atlantic profiles Tristan Harris, who is trying to make people "aware of software's seductive power."