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

The Dystopia of Digital Plutocrats

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

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon K
500 E 4th St

"The dystopia that worries me is a universe in which a few geniuses invent Google and its ilk and the rest of us are employed giving them massages,” said Chrystia Freeland, former journalist and member of the Canadian Office. Freeland gave an inspiring and informative talk in June 2013 on the growing gap between the working poor and the “increasingly disconnected mega-rich.”

But plutocracy driven by globalization and the technological revolution is difficult to criticize as the advancement of technology clearly also has upsides. How are we to evaluate the growing gap between the public and a new form of aristocracy driven by technology?


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Freeland Chrystia


Parliament of Canada

Chrystia Freeland was born in Peace River Alberta. She studied at Harvard University where she received a B.A. in History and Literature and completed her Master of Studies degree at Oxford Univers...

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Gaël Musquet


Open street map France

Spokesman, Open Street Map France, develops crowd-source maps to handle the outbreak of Ebola in Guinea

Jean-Baptiste Soufron



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