Deep Dive: Is The Internet Taking Us Where We Want to Go?

The internet is 50 years old now. It's made up of billions of nodes of which 99% were not imagined when the internet was invented. Always on, always running somewhere in the world, the internet enables millions of creative people to program mass innovation on a global scale every single day. It allows us to collaborate and communicate on a scale never seen in human history. It allows us to buy, sell, play, learn, read, share, write, create, pose questions, solve problems, share knowledge. But the internet is far from perfect. We can lie, cheat, steal, learn to make bombs, prey on kids, and so on.. We are newly defined by data points, we are no longer private, we are manipulated. Can the internet, and all the technologies that underscore so much of our lives today, get us where we want to go?

Festival: 2015

Watch and Listen: Technology

Bots — accounts with no human oversight — rule Twitter. According to a Pew Research analysis of more than 1.2 million... See more
As of this writing, 28 journalists have been killed in 2018, 262 were imprisoned in 2017, and 58 are currently marked... See more
Dozens of physicians, health consultants and other medical experts have gone on the payroll at Apple and Google to... See more
Artificial intelligence, which recognizes patterns in data, images, and sound, is poised to move from the laboratory to... See more
Gun violence in the US is a public health epidemic. With partisan battles currently making state and federal... See more
Three experts discuss how science and technology are impacting Israel’s economy and security. This session will examine... See more

Pages