What the cyberoptimists got wrong - and what to do about it
2020-12-27, 19:00–19:40 (Europe/Berlin), rC1

They stole our future. Let's take it back.

Tech unexeptionalism and the monopolization of every goddamned thing
Here at the end of the world, it's time to take stock. Is technology a force for good? Can it be? Was it ever? How did we end up with a world made up of "five websites, each filled with screenshots of text from the other four" (h/t Tom Eastman)? Should we worry that machine learning will take away our free will through A/B splitting and Big Five Personality Types? Where the fuck did all these Nazis come from?

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