PUBLISHED: 08:16, Thu, Sep 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 08:16, Thu, Sep 17, 2020
The Social Dilemma is on Netflix now and the docu-drama follows social media experts as they explain how social networking has affected our lives. Part of the series includes fictional characters in made-up scenarios, yet it also includes insightful interviews from some real-life experts. Express.co.uk has everything you need to know about who is in the cast of The Social Dilemma.
Tristan Harris, 35, stars as himself in the series and he studied computer science, with a focus on human interaction.
The expert, from San Fransisco, has also worked at Apple and Google, and he created a startup company called Apture.
While he was at Google he worked as a Design Ethicist and studied how social media impacts user behaviour as well as general wellbeing.Aza Raskin
Aza Raskin, 36, helped to launch the Center for Humane Technology as well as the Earth Species Project.
The Center reaches out to technology companies and encourages them to avoid certain social media features and profit incentives.
His quirkier project the Earth Species Project focuses on decoding animal communication.Justin Rosenstein
Justin Rosenstein is a 37-year-old software programmer who co-founded the software company Asana.
He has a degree in maths and joined Google as a product manager in 2004.
In 2007 he joined Facebook as an engineering lead and worked closely with Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz.
He helped create the Facebook Like button as well as Facebook Beacon.
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The Social Dilemma cast: There are some fictional characters in the social media documentary (Image: Netflix)
The Social Dilemma: Google expert Tristan Harris (Image: Netflix)
Shoshana Zuboff is an author and professor at Harvard University, specialising in the digital revolution.
She has a Ph.D in social psychology as well as a BA in philosophy, and she explored a new market form called 'surveillance capitalism'.Jaron Lanier
Jaron Lanier is a computer scientist who is known for writing about computer philosophy.
He is thought to be one of the original founders of the concept of Virtual reality, and he helped found VPL Research in 1985. This company was the first to sell VR goggles to the public.
He has also worked for Microsoft and in 2010 he featured in the list of 100 most influential people in TIME.Tim Kendall
Tim Kendall used to be Director of Monetization at Facebook and he is the former president of Pinterest.
He has since left the social media industry and is an advocate for spending less time communicating through technology.
He began experimenting with screen time and made the choice to reduce his social media usage, deleting Facebook