Come join the conversation this week withFranklin Foer & Zephyr Teachout about Foer's new book, World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech.
In the early days of the Internet's rise, many of us believed that it would inevitably democratize power. And indeed, if you were an early adopter, you often gained an outsized advantage. Outsiders & insurgents frequently displaced insiders & incumbents. But now a new kind of power is rapidly concentrating: the power to determine how we connect with each other, how we communicate, & on whose terms.
If there is a silver lining, it is that a wide range of voices are rising to ask hard questions about the power of tech. Here atCivic Hall, we believe that people using technology can work to make the world more just, democratic & equitable.With that mission in mind, we're kicking off an ongoing series of talks on the topic of Tech & Power.
Copies ofWorld Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Techwill be available for purchase!
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For more information on other talks in this series:
November 2nd:Confronting surveillance capitalism: How to respond to our digital overlords? A conversation with Zeynep Tufekci
December 13th:Noam Cohen in conversation with Micah Sifry