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The Great Tech Lash: Can Big Tech Grow Up And Take Responsibility?

June 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

$20 - $100

WORLD SCIENCE FESTIVAL 2018

 

 

“Move fast and break things,” went the Silicon Valley rallying cry, and for a long time we cheered along. Born in dorm rooms and garages, implemented by iconoclasts in hoodies, Big Tech, in its infancy, spouted noble goals of bringing us closer. But now, in its adolescence, it threatens to tear us apart. Some worry about an “Infocalypse”: a dystopian disruption so deep and dire we will no longer trust anything we see, hear, or read. Is this pessimistic vision of the future real or hyperbole? Is it time for tech to slow down, grow up, and stop breaking things? Big names in Big Tech will offer big thoughts on this massive societal shift, its terrifying pitfalls, and practical solutions both for ourselves and for future generations.

Participants: Brett Frischmann, Tim Hwang, Jaron Lanier, Aviv Ovadya, Meredith Whittaker

Details

Date:
June 2
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Cost:
$20 - $100
Website:
https://www.worldsciencefestival.com/programs/great-tech-lash-can-big-tech-grow-take-responsibility/

Venue

Gerald W. Lynch Theater
524 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019 United States
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Phone:
(212) 237-8005
Website:
http://geraldwlynchtheater.com
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