We once worried, “Is this technology a good idea?” but 2020’s pressing question is: “Oh no, what do we do now?” This panel of experts offers views on the tech backlash from Delhi, Silicon Valley, and the Pala Indian Reservation. Technologies make some tasks easier and other tasks harder, while the same “solution” works differently for different people. Speakers focus this lens on three domains: automation and the transformation of work; the algorithm’s challenge to how we learn, know, and communicate; and connectivity among the under-served and unserved. Panelists will advance specific proposals for action about the future of technology with difference and context in mind. This allows us to debate the next conversation about systems, contexts, and movements, not platforms or objects.
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