Breaking Digital Facades: It's Time to Take Tech Back

Recording: Breaking Digital Facades: It's Time to Take Tech Back, Mar 11, 2018


"We're at a digital and human crossroads," according to Brian Solis, a digital analyst, anthropologist, and best-selling author. As an early geek apologist of Web 2.0 and social media, Solis saw digital Darwinism as a forcing function of humanity. Now he believes we have unwittingly become the problem we were trying to solve.

After studying technology's evolution, the effects on business and society are undeniable - we f'd up. But it's not all our fault.

By design, social media and personal devices were meant to suck us in. But, there were also unforeseen consequences as a result. We fell to the dark side.

In this rousing and personal anthology, Brian (an eternal optimist) will share the history of how the disrupters became the devils and the opportunities for us to resurrect our idealism.

[Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.]

Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate