The Digital Republic - On Freedom and Democracy in the 21st Century
at Old Government House Hotel
Friday 12 May from 8:00 to 9:30Book
Continental breakfast and book included. Breakfast from 8am. Talk from 8:30-9:30.
How can freedom and democracy survive in a world of powerful digital technologies? Not long ago, the tech industry was widely admired, and the internet was regarded as a tonic for freedom and democracy. Not any longer. Every day, the headlines blaze with reports of racist algorithms, data leaks and social media platforms festering with falsehood and hate. In The Digital Republic, acclaimed author Jamie Susskind argues that these problems are not the fault of a few bad apples at the top of the industry. They are the result of our failure to govern technology properly, a failure derived from decades of muddled ideas and wishful thinking.