Cafe Scientifique: Technology Forcing Politics

Tuesday 17th September 2019 3:00PM – 4:30PM
Location/Venue: Kennaway House

Professor Evan Parker, University of Warwick

Technology Forcing Politics

Science and Technology is forcing us to do politics differently.
Cambridge Analyitica and the Vote Leave campaigns exploited IT-based social media to undermine election processes.
Artificial Intelligence and associated technology is obliging us to rethink human agency -with grave concerns over the possibly of creating a “useless underclass”And all this of course assumes energy sources are found that maintain a planetary environment compatible with our living together harmonious.

This event will explore what kind of politics could respond to these seismic challenges to life on earth, indeed perhaps to our very existence.

Can a new blend of democracy save us from ourselves or will technology alone seal our fate?