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Tristan Harris, CEO of Apture on how we can inspire curiosity.

Tristan Harris, CEO of Apture on how we can inspire curiosity.

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  • How do we Inspire Curiosity?
    Tristan Harris
    CEO of Apture
    @tristanharris
  • “Curiosity Gap”
    -Jesse Schell
    Visions of the Gamepocalypse
  • If you were curious about something, it used to be really hard!
    • Resources that empowered curiosity were difficult to attain, e.g.
    • Walk to library…
    • Request the book you want (don’t have it in stock) …
    • Ship books from one library to your branch…
    • Order parts for a project…
    • Work through encountered problemson your own…
  • Now, The Curious Will Win
    In the information age, curious people have an INSANE advantage…
  • The non-curious get left behind…
  • Certain environmentsgive curiosity “for free”
    ….what kinds of environments?
  • Some family environments teach kids patterns and curiosity “automatically” …
    1960’s study on language exposure as predictor of academic success
    Middle-Income families expose infants to 487 words/hour
    Welfare-class families expose kids to only 167 words/hour
    By age three, difference in # of words heard by middle-class kids vs. poor kid is 32 million fewer words1
    1. from Hart and Risley, “The Early Catastrophe”
  • Stimulating summers matter just as much…
    1980s John Hopkins study (referenced in Outliers)
    Summer break has huge negative impact on low-income kids compared to middle-class kids2
    Low-income summer: lack of exposure to stimulating experiences, vs.
    Middle-class summer: summer camps, museum trips, books.
    2. from Alexander, Entwisle, and Olson, “Schools Achievement and Inequality: A Seasonal Perspective”
  • ½ of Knowledge = Exposure & Awareness
  • Awareness creates familiarity
    We gravitate towards things that are familiar
  • Posit: Curiosity Spiral
    The more you know
    The more abstractions & links
    you make in experiences
    The more you perceive & experience in the world
    The more attracted you are to what you don’t know
  • Wikipedia: Deeply interconnected and interdisciplinary…
    http://xkcd.com/214/
  • Fogg Behavior Model
    Motivation Ability Trigger
  • Fogg Behavior Model
    Motivation AbilityTrigger
    • Time
    • Money
    • Physical Effort
    • Brain Cycles
    • Social Deviance
    • Non-Routine
    Environments can alter these variables
  • Lowering the costs, making it simple…
  • Everywhere you go…
    IMAGINE IF EVERYTHING INSPIRED CURIOSITY…
    What if the whole world worked like Wikipedia?
    At each corner, at every turn, there was “zero” cost to explore deeper information?
    (Essentially the thinking behind the Semantic Web)
  • “Grass”
  • Alfalfa grass
    If language is a map that
    helps us see more deeply…
    Oat grass
    Orchard grass
    Then curiosity is like cartography…
  • Posit: Curiosity Spiral
    The more you know
    The more questions
    you have
    The more you perceive & experience in the world
    The more attracted you are to what you don’t know
  • “I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.”
    - Eleanor Roosevelt