Web3: Charting the Internet's Next Economic and Cultural Frontier

Mar 13, 2024

2:30pm – 3:30pm CT

There is a growing unease about technology and its impact on our lives. Tech giants have grown too powerful. Our privacy is undermined. Social media is hurting our kids. Creators are not getting paid fairly. Disinformation and polarization are the norm. Against this backdrop, a new internet is emerging, known as Web3 or the “Read-Write-Own Web," that can fix what's wrong with the web today by empowering internet users, creators, and developers with a new toolkit to control their identities, own their digital creations and manage their assets online. If the spread of technology truly makes the world "flatter," Web3 will be a steamroller, remaking the world in profound and unexpected ways. But like all revolutionary innovations, it comes with immense promise and potential peril for leaders in business and society. Join this talk if you care about the future and want to play a role in shaping it.

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Alex Tapscott

Blockchain Research Institute

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