Social Control & Why Changing It Is On You

Big data and psychometrics are being used by increasing nation states to control everything from their citizen's relationships to the entertainment they consume - all for the benefit of the state. But here in the west things are even worse: we're ceding control to corporations who algorithmically drive radicalization where it aligns with profit, and social data and control is sold to the highest bidder.
We're going to be controlled by these systems - the good news is we can have a hand in how. Come hear what we've learned about engineering culture change in corporations and leave with practical tools you can use to not only mitigate the damage, but proactively design for transparent impact aligned with the values you want to see.

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