2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Is the Internet the Answer?

Sunday, March 15
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Hyatt Regency Austin
Texas Ballroom 4-7
208 Barton Springs Rd

Clive Thompson, the author of "Smarter Than You Think" and Andrew Keen, the author of "The Internet Is Not The Answer" will talk about the positive and negative impact of the digital revolution on society. They will discuss the impact of technology on our minds and its role in making us more (or less) intelligent. They will talk about the impact of the Internet of our economic and social life and its role in making us more (or less) equal and prosperous. A conversation rather than a debate, these two authors will reveal their greatest concerns and hopes about a digital revolution that, for better or worse, is changing all of our lives.


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Andrew Keen


Andrew Keen Productions

Andrew Keen is an Internet entrepreneur who founded Audiocafe.com in 1995 and built it into a popular first generation Internet company. He is the currently the executive director of the Silicon Va...

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Clive Thompson

Author & Journalist

Clive Thompson

Clive Thompson is a leading thinker on how technology and science affect everyday life. He is the author of "Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better", a columnis...

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