The Dystopia of Digital Plutocrats
Sunday, March 15
12:30PM - 1:30PM
Hilton Austin Downtown
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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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...Show the rest
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 University.
She served as a correspondent and as deputy editor of Canada’s The Globe and Mail between 1999 and 2001, and became the U.S. managing editor of the Financial Times
In 2010, Freeland joined Canadian-owned Thomson Reuters as editor-at-large. She recently worked as Managing Director and Editor of Consumer News.
Freeland was a weekly columnist for the Globe and Mail, writing about income inequality and challenges facing the middle class.
She is the author of Sale of a Century: The Inside Story of the Second Russian Revolution (2000) and Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else (2012).Hide the rest
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