The Future of Happiness: Getting Unstuck in the Digital Era | Amy Blankson | TEDxBYU

It’s easy to get stuck thinking that the challenges of the digital era are so big that there’s nothing we can do about them. Building on principles of positive psychology, Amy Blankson confronts our “tech-victim” mentality and arms listeners with tools to fight back at the attention economy of likes and social media self-promotion. Playful yet poignant, her presentation challenges us to promote a future of digital well-being by cashing in now on our own ATMs for positive change. Amy Blankson is the author of the bestselling book The Future of Happiness and a co-founder the Digital Wellness Collective, a forward-thinking global group of educators, mental health practitioners, software developers, and champions of tech for good working to enhance human relationships through the intentional use and development of technology. Blankson contributes regularly to Forbes, is a member of the UN Global Happiness Council, and serves as a fellow of the World Innovation Organization. She is the only person to receive a Point of Light from two US presidents. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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