Tuesday, 12 August 2014 // Sydney
ONLINE VOTING OPEN
Director Centre for Internet Safety
Dr Katina Michael
Author and academic
Crikey's Canberra correspondent.
Professor of Bioethics
Journalist, author and film-maker
Journalist, internaut and information activist
Chair: Dr Simon Longstaff
Human curiosity, ingenuity and creativity have combined over the centuries to produce ever more powerful technologies - wonderments that even the poorest of the world can now afford. At their best, these technologies are great enablers. However, what if we are losing our grip on these inventions? Might the harnessing of Big Data by corporations and governments erode personal autonomy and remove the whimsy of life as our every want is predicted and served? Will we become so dependent on technology that we lose ourselves - even our humanity - in the things we have made?
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