World Science Festival | Rethinking the Internet: How We Lost Control and How to Take It Back
Where: John Jay College of Criminal Justice
899 Tenth Ave.
646-557-4430 Price: $25
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“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’s testing our boundaries. How much of our personal information should we be willing to divulge? Is social media a greater good, or is it time to start deleting our accounts? Where do we draw the line between a connected and open society and a loss of personal privacy? We bring together great thinkers and tech insiders such as Brett Frischmann, Tim Hwang, Jaron Lanier, Meredith Whittaker, and Aviv Ovadya to debate these questions and more.
The Big Ideas Series is supported in part by the John Templeton Foundation.Buy tickets/get more info now