Inhumane tech exploits our lizard brain. While this primitive part of us is essential for survival, it also behaves automatically, irrationally, and in ways beyond our control. Humane tech acknowledges that we’re rubbish at controlling our reptilian desires and will give into anything that serves up a hit of dopamine. That’s the reason scrolling on your phone is so addictive and therefore problematic. “Humane tech is an ideal that aims to shift the focus to creating socially-responsible technology that doesn’t exploit the user,” explains Ethical.net. We need digital tech companies to hold some accountability for their products shaping our thoughts and behavior in ways that our primitive brains are powerless to fight against.