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The Limits of Technology in an Imperfect World

Chatham House, London

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Transcript - Evgeny Morozov
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Transcript Q&A - Evgeny Morozov
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Participants

Evgeny Morozov, Contributing Editor, The New Republic; Author, To Save Everything, Click Here: Technology, Solutionism, and the Urge to Fix Problems that Don’t Exist
Chair: Geoff White, Technology Producer, Channel 4 News, ITN

Overview

The temptation of the digital age is to fix all the world’s problems - from crime to corruption to pollution to obesity - using smart technology, says Evgeny Morozov. But where does this end? And are 'smart solutions' changing how people understand politics and culture?

Evgeny Morozov will argue that while technological innovation can be a force for improvement in our lives, we should consider the moral and political consequences of how we use technology and learn to appreciate the 'imperfections' of liberal democracy.